Monkey See, Monkey Do

Monkey See, Monkey DoIt’s January 2 and — in addition to posting little here over the course of the holiday week — I haven’t organized or written up anything in the way of New Year’s resolutions. The reason for this is that I spent way too much time knitting, since I was determined to finish the monkey socks before the new year.

As can be seen from the photo, I succeeded, grafting the toe of the second sock on Monday morning. They came out very well, in my opinion, and proved to be easier to make than I had anticipated. (They were my first attempt at anything lacy, so I wasn’t all that confident going into the project.) There are a couple of slightly wonky spots, but I doubt anyone would notice them but me. I wore them out for New Year’s Eve, and sprite and Rudi declared them well done.

Since my main project was done, yesterday should have been prime time for getting my 2008 plan in order, but instead I made the mistake of casting on the first project from the Stitch DC stash club, which is a set of fingerless gloves (handy for knitting on the train) with a fun beaded ruffle. I managed to almost finish one yesterday, because it’s a pretty easy pattern, but it ended up being too small, so I am going to have to rip it out and start over with bigger-than-recommended needles. The yarn is so gorgeous and soft, though, that I don’t mind the do-over.

Anyway, now that the knitting binge has passed, there will be resolutions and such coming here soon. I figure if I throw them open to the public, I’ll have to keep them, right?

Updated to add the link to the sock pattern. I just realized that the title of this post makes no sense without it. Otherwise, it seems as if I name my socks after animals. Which I don’t.

4 thoughts on “Monkey See, Monkey Do

  1. Shannon January 2, 2008 / 12:48 pm

    Are you taking long-distance orders? 😉

  2. Snapdragon January 2, 2008 / 11:46 pm

    They do look pretty. Congratulations 🙂

  3. Mom January 3, 2008 / 2:06 pm

    Good Job! They look great !! And, fingerless gloves — now there’s a useful item of wearing apparel — would go well in our part of the country, eh Wendy & Shannon??

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