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auburnchick
04-14-2008, 07:59 PM
Well, I don't usually post my socks until I have the pair completed, but I couldn't help myself. I'm so proud of this.

The pattern is Monkey Socks (http://www.knitty.com/issuewinter06/PATTmonkey.html). The yarn is Tofutsies, color #798 (http://www.carodanfarm.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/product2440.html). I used size 2 circular needles (two circs...one 16" and one 24").

I got bit carried away with the pictures...they turned out pretty good on my seven year old digital camera.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2037/2414136387_83c99c3abd_m.jpg


I like the following shot because it shows off the pattern real well (at least I think it does)...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2403/2414961956_37fc0f6ac8_m.jpg


This view makes my foot look real big (according to my daughter, who's always full of compliments).

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2373/2414962080_c6cc7cc7e2_m.jpg


This is a close-up of the stitch and yarn. The colors are so bright and cheery. Everyone who sees the yarn just loves it.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2330/2414962116_5f1470e024_m.jpg


The following picture should be an advertisement for why you block socks (although I have never done so but probably should have before posting this). I don't know if you can tell, but I did a slip stitch heel instead of the simple stockinette in the pattern. I made several tweaks to this pattern, going back and forth between this pattern and Cat Bordhi's book Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3217/2414136461_fcfdc8d86a_m.jpg


I'm going to cast on tonight for the mate to this sock so she won't be lonely for too long.

Thank you for looking! :muah:

bethany
04-14-2008, 08:02 PM
It looks great! Really nice work. I saw a pair in person that I liked so well, and now these, NOW I think I should queue the pattern! Nice colors too!

wildflower38
04-14-2008, 08:24 PM
Well done:woohoo:

sue in canada
04-14-2008, 11:13 PM
Looks great and I love the colours. I must take the leap into patterned socks, that pattern looks so nice.

Phaedra
04-14-2008, 11:38 PM
I love the colors----you did great!
I'm still plugging away on mine. Question: does using 2 different cable lengths help you keep track of a round? I've been using 2 16" lengths and a jump-ring inserted in the ribbing of the cuff.

Debkcs
04-15-2008, 02:24 AM
That is a very cool sock! I may have to make a pair of those soon.

KnittingNat
04-15-2008, 02:37 AM
Looks great :thumbsup: The yarn is really pretty :inlove:

auburnchick
04-15-2008, 08:07 AM
I love the colors----you did great!
I'm still plugging away on mine. Question: does using 2 different cable lengths help you keep track of a round? I've been using 2 16" lengths and a jump-ring inserted in the ribbing of the cuff.


Yes, it does. I had read that using two different lengths would help you not get the needles confused, but I found that it kept me straight with the round. I only used markers for the heels...not for the regular rounds, though.

Thanks for all of the positive feedback, all! :muah:

Mulderknitter
04-15-2008, 08:23 AM
Great job! I am on the gusset of my first of the pair right now, using tofutsies as well!:muah: The socks were in time out, because they couldn't agree with me to play nicely, but they are back out and behaving. :yay: I can't wait to see your finished pair!

DorothyDot
04-15-2008, 08:38 AM
Good for you! I'm working on my second Monkey Sock myself... Totally love the "trompe d'oeil" effect! And like you, I'm doing a more usual slip-stitch heel.

BTW, please - can anyone tell me WHY is this pattern called "MONKEY socks"?

Dot

dustinac
04-15-2008, 09:41 AM
:yay: very pretty!!

WandaT
04-15-2008, 09:44 AM
I love it!!!

auburnchick
04-15-2008, 11:22 AM
BTW, please - can anyone tell me WHY is this pattern called "MONKEY socks"?


Hmmm...in the pattern notes, she claims that she didn't name it this way because it looks like tree limbs, but I've gotta kind think it does. And I guess that monkeys hang out in trees, hence the name? :shrug:

MAmaDawn
04-15-2008, 02:36 PM
Those look GREAT! Looking at all the great FO and WI here is making me add a lot to my queue! :teehee:

knitgal
04-15-2008, 03:23 PM
Nathalie, they look awesome! I'm so glad you chose to use the Tofutsies for Monkey, they're perfect. I had to frog mine because they were too small, I was using a size 0 needle because the gauge seemed loose on my 2s. Yours are inspiring me to try again on the 2s!

scout52
04-15-2008, 05:43 PM
I love it. The colors you chose is just so cheerful and fun. This sock makes me really want to knit my first sock. :)

auburnchick
04-15-2008, 07:22 PM
Nathalie, they look awesome! I'm so glad you chose to use the Tofutsies for Monkey, they're perfect. I had to frog mine because they were too small, I was using a size 0 needle because the gauge seemed loose on my 2s. Yours are inspiring me to try again on the 2s!


Thank you for the suggestion! :muah:

I have to say that several times, I considered going down a needle size because it does seem loose, but I really like the way the sock feels, so I'm going to leave it as is.

Phaedra
04-16-2008, 01:59 PM
Hmmm...in the pattern notes, she claims that she didn't name it this way because it looks like tree limbs, but I've gotta kind think it does. And I guess that monkeys hang out in trees, hence the name? :shrug:
Cookie A. says in the pattern she couldn't rest until she had worked this pattern out. She had to get this "monkey" off her back. Get it?

laptop_knitter
04-17-2008, 06:48 AM
I've renamed mine SeaMonkey socks, just because I see waves. That's a lovely colour way, very cheery!

jodstr2
04-17-2008, 03:29 PM
:inlove: yay Nath! it looks great! Monkey is my favorite sock pattern! :inlove: :cheering: