Thursday, June 07, 2007

monkey see ...

... monkey do ....


for awhile now, i've read how knitting cookie's monkey socks is quite satisfying. this pattern is the next best thing to a totally mindless stockinette st. sock. with little effort, the results seem quite complex.


this yarn has marinated in the stash for a number of years ... it's brown sheep's wildfoote handpainted in brown sugar (and susan bates 1 dpns) .

so, in short, i am in process of making yet another orphan. and you know what? i don't care! for some reason, i create rules for myself. and then i let them stress me. why do i torture myself ?!

so, here's the new rule ... knit as many (different) socks as i like. it's practically summer, and i won't be wearing socks again until october or november. take good notes regarding which needles were used (that's what the blog and flickr are for). knit the mates when i feel like it. by then, it will have been so long that it will be like knitting it for the first time. right?

7 comments:

Stacey said...

that looks great! i just started a monkey last night - glad to hear it's a nice easy pattern!

love your orphan idea - i know a few other bloggers doing that too!

sharon said...

That's certainly one way to look at it... ;)

Allegra said...

I like your sock knitting idea. I am trying to be good and actually finish a second sock before starting another new pair, but I might like your idea better!!

The_Add_Knitter said...

I'm totally down with your sock knitting (non)rule!!

Jennie said...

Such a lovely colorway! The sock is gonna look fantastic. Hey, it's all about you! If you just want to knit one, that do it, you'll just have tons of socks that you can mix-match.

Lisa said...

Oooh! Pretty!

Kelly said...

Thats a good idea for those of us who can't stand knitting the same sock twice. When I was younger (before I was a knitter) I would always wear mismatched socks because I was too lazy to find the other side. BTW, love the colorway for these monkies. The pattern is fun!