Friday, June 29, 2007

She called it!

Tapmouse knew I was in Project Manager mode when she called that I would finish this pair by the end of the week. What she probably didn't realize was that due to Monkey2's love of the Wiggles, I had that darn song "Do the Monkey. Ooh, ooh. Ah, ah. Ooh, ooh. Ah, ah. Monkey, monkey..." running through my brain the entire time.

Quick recap:

Socks that Rock Algae lightweight
Monkey by Cookie A
size 1 (2.50 mm) Knitpicks dpns
no mods


I'll have to re-take the picture for my Scout's Indie Swag June package, but you can see better ones in Scout's flickr group. In addition to Cookie A providing the pattern for this month's swag, she also chose the color for Scout to dye. When I told Tapmouse this, she asked if it was in the green color family, but I couldn't tell her 'til I got the package. Scout hides the actual color when she previews it in her blog. And what do you know, Tapmouse was right! It's green. A teal green, but still...green!

You can get a better looks at the pattern photo here since the hard copy printed out too dark to see the details of the sock.


So now that I'm done with my Monkeys I have no excuse for not working on my second Twisted Flower sock. I initially entertained the thought of leaving sock 1 as is with the leg knitted on size 2 (2.75 mm) dpns for a "large" and the heel & foot on size 1 (2.50 mm) circs for the medium, but the more I get into the second sock, the more I realize I need to re-knit the entire first sock. Aside from the nightmare option of cutting the sock in half and then knitting the leg as a medium then grafting it to the other half, I realized I should've reduced the number of stitches for the foot to 72 sts (the "large" again), not the 68 sts for the medium. Then there's the realization that I also should've done one more repeat on the foot before decreasing for the toes. I'm not fond of toe jams in shoes or socks, especially when I can fix the sock.


In between all this I'm still managing to get a couple rows on my Something Red here and there though I've slowed down since I got to the ribbing section. My poor April Y4S club second sock is being sadly neglected.

Oh, by the way, I got in Ravelry this week. My name there is Nartian. It'll be slow going loading my projects and stash into my notebook since I can't cheat and do it at work, especially since flickr.com is blocked from our network. I'll be sticking the Ravelry button on my side bar at some point.

5 comments:

Nell said...

Nice job on the monkeys!

I got my scout's swag yesterday too. So pretty!!!! I love teal.

tapmouse said...

oooooh, oooooh! Too cool! Yeah, I knew you were gonna crank that pair out. Especially since you were being disciplined and not starting the new STR kit. I loves all the stuff you posted-the something red is really coming along. And yeah, I know the Monkey song, too! The Emperor is his own man and still likes watching the Wiggles, even at 7 yo. The song probably kept you going!

Scout's swag is awesome! I may have been correct on the 'green' theme for Cookie's color, but I was actually envisioning a more pea-greeny/lime/bright green type Cookie color, though.

What fun stuff! I can hardly wait to see it in person!

IrishgirlieKnits & PashyKnits said...

The monkeys look fabulous!! Great job!!

All the stuff looks fabulous!! Something red is making great progress too!

Batty said...

Wow, you're a real knitting machine! Those socks are gorgeous (both the Monkeys and the Cookie socks).

And I love that red. It's my favorite color.

adrienne said...

cookie's patterns are always fun and sometimes a challenge. your monkeys are cute.

can't wait to see your new cookie sock knitted up!