Even the Yarn Harlot has made Monkey Socks! I was working on these all through Traverse City, and just finished them a couple days ago. I couldn't show them off sooner because the USB cord to my camera mysteriously disappeared. The same gremlin that took Steve's wallet must have hidden it. The difference is, I found the cord, but not the wallet!
The yarn is Knitpicks Essential tweed. I'm not sure that I'm completely crazy about the yarn. The "tweed" effect to me almost looks like a normal purple sock has been thrown in the wash with a primary-colored load of something very fuzzy, and the pills have clung to the once-purple sock. Oh well. I wanted to try out the Monkeys in something more solid, and I like that part of the effect very much.
I've been trying very hard to work on UFOs, but I pull many of them out of my stash, only to be reminded of why they're UFOs in the first place. Case in point:
Doily for mom. Phone included for scale. I'm not sure why I thought this was a good idea, but I did, and hooman, the 12 stitches per inch are killing me. They're so tiny, and there are getting to be so many stitches that each round takes me at least ten minutes, sometimes more. (Don't worry mom, I will finish it. One day.)
Oh well. Here's some Natalie Dee to brighten your day.
I'm off to listen to the cure now.