Friday, June 29, 2007

FO: Monkey Socks

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.

7 comments:

Danielle said...

I'm either too scenester or not scenester enough-- is the joke that it's now uncool to listen to the Cure, or that "hey with headphones no one knows I'm secretly angsty and interesting"? Or something else?

PHD Knitter said...

Thanks for the comments on the Aran Baby Blanket! It was a fun knit and I like the color too. I think the mom-to-be liked it a lot. I agree with you on Knit Picks Essentials Tweed. I'm using the gray to make a pair of plain socks for my husband and it looks just how you described - gray with little red, yellow and blue flecks. Not tweed. Anyway, the monkey socks look great, I've got that pattern in my queue - can't wait!

Rose Red said...

I like the socks in the plainer yarn - love the colour - I am such a sucker for purple! And the doily is great - you won't regret finishing it, I really love the pattern and colour!

Adrienne said...

LOVE the monkey socks! Good luck finishing your mom's Doily!

Lindsey said...

I'm so happy that I'm not the only one who reads Natalie Dee!!

itslikearuin said...

Is the pattern for that Doily on line? It's really pretty. Nice socks too!

rosebrier said...

Great Doily. What is the pattern? Despite small stitches it very pretty.