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Old 04-14-2008, 07:59 PM   #1
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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. The yarn is Tofutsies, color #798. 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.




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




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




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.




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.




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!
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Old 04-14-2008, 08:02 PM   #2
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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!
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Looks great and I love the colours. I must take the leap into patterned socks, that pattern looks so nice.
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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.
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That is a very cool sock! I may have to make a pair of those soon.
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Looks great The yarn is really pretty
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Originally Posted by Phaedra View Post
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!
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Great job! I am on the gusset of my first of the pair right now, using tofutsies as well! The socks were in time out, because they couldn't agree with me to play nicely, but they are back out and behaving. I can't wait to see your finished pair!
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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"?

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