Thursday, January 31, 2008

January socks finished just in time!

Monkey Socks in Pigs in Mud Yarn
Monkey Socks in Pigs in Mud Yarn

Pattern: Monkey by Cookie A from Knitty Winter 2006
Yarn: Sunnyside Ellen Louet Gems Sock Yarn in Shade Pigs in Mud (gifted by SussexYorkie)
Amount used: under 100g
Needles: 2.5mm Clover Takumi Bamboo dpns
Modifications: Picot edge cast on, 4 pattern repeats on the cuff

I understand now why this pattern has proved so popular - its quick and easy, yet maintains interest, and works really well with variagated yarn. I doubt this will be my only pair of Monkeys.

Random Stash Generator Yarn for February
Random Stash Generator Yarn for February

The random generator selected A Swell Yarn Shop as my yarn brand for February and I chose this colourway as it seemed appropriate for the month of love.

3 comments:

Dee said...

Monkeys really are addictive aren't they? I've done one pair so far and I KNOW I'll do more.

Your yarn is the perfect pick for February.

Northern Toes said...

I have been looking at monkey pattern and can't wait to try it.
Your February yarn is beautiful, I will have to wait for my yarn crawl in May(too far away) to find something equally as nice. No lys here that carries anything that nice.

Kay said...

Pigs in Mud. That is FABULOUS.