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Monday, April 9, 2007

fo: bittersweet monkey 1

the first of my own pair of monkey socks. pattern is monkey from knitty, yarn is lorna's laces shepherd sock in bittersweet.

i've never worked with sock yarn before, so it was a new experience for me. there are a lot of mistakes, and it's a little bit large, i'm going to have to ask around knitty and other places for advice on sock blocking... maybe that's the solution, or maybe i should add some elastic to the cuff so that they'll stay up.

still, they're pretty!

dropkick murphys - boys on the docks

say hey johnny boy, the battle call
united we stand, divided we fall
together we are what we can't be alone
we came to this country, you made it our home


pixies pal said...

Your socks look good, especially for your first go with sock yarn. I like the colour.

Rebecca said...

You may knit looser than Cookie. Did you check the gauge? I would probably go down one or two needle sizes for your next pair.


Blocking won't help, but the elastic might. Lace is very stretchy though, so maybe that is it?

Anyways, it looks pretty! I love the colors.