Monday, March 29, 2010

FO: Rainbow Socks, or the socks that took two years

Rainbow Monkeys!

Pattern: Monkey by Cookie A.
Needles: 2 16" KnitPicks Size 1 circulars

Last week I cast off my much-loved pair of Rainbow Monkey socks. I'm not sure why they took so long. While knitting them, the Yarn Harlot blogged about the yarn and just about everyone else in my knitting group made themselves a pair. I guess life just got in the way of chart reading. :)

Rainbow Monkey Socks & knobby knees

Faboo pattern, but I'm doubting anyone needs my recommendation this late in the game. Excellent yarn -- the color is dreamy. The wool is a bit itchy and much too warm for Nica, but Ali has adopted them as her own and I'm not one to argue with children who are willfully accepting knitted items.

Rainbow Monkey socks

While they are not exactly alike, they're really close -- definitely as close as I think I could get them given I modified sock 1, but didn't leave myself notes for sock 2. :)

And with just a bit of yarn left (and having already put a block in the SYB), I came up with this little number for my sweet Emily. She who loves all things knitted and who has already worn this jobby in about 50 different ways.

Emily & the circle-y thingSerious Em & the circle-y thing

1 comment:

newsies said...

I remember when you started those!