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!

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 is blocked from our network. I'll be sticking the Ravelry button on my side bar at some point.


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!