No, not socks for my monkey. I don’t own a monkey. My children have sock monkeys, but that’s a whole other thing.
It took me months to finish my monkey socks. I can’t recall when I actually cast them on, but my first photos of them being knit are from February 2010! I had a serious case of second sock syndrome in the middle of the project, but decided to cast on sock #2 days before BlogHer. I’d hoped to get further during my flights, but didn’t get as much knitting done as I’d hoped.
At any rate, they are finished!
They are completely finished, including a gentle washing. I was thrilled last Monday when it was chilly enough (like 30 degrees Fahrenheit) one morning to justify me wearing them (inside a pair of loafers to show them off) to work.
The yarn was ONline Supersocke 100 Holiday in colorway #1000. I picked it up at She’s Crafty in Springfield, Mo. She’s Crafty is an amazingly cute little store in Springfield filled with all sorts of crafting goodness like Sublime Stitching patterns, fabrics, boutique style patterns, fancy yarns, books and a great room for classes. If you ever are in Springfield, Mo. you should definitely invest the time in finding it.
The yarn was a joy to knit with. Soft and sturdy despite it’s fine gauge. My fingers never got tired, sore or rough because of this yarn. It stripes beautifully, making the finished product look much more complicated than it actually is. I would definitely purchase this yarn again, probably in a different colorway, if I ran across it again. One skein knit two socks (for my size 10 feet) with plenty to spare for matching stripes and extra to stash in case they ever need repair.
I don’t knit much for myself. Socks are a real time investment, but I can’t wait to pick another beautiful yarn and fun pattern to try for another pair of socks by the end of this winter. Who knows, maybe I’ll attempt at two-at-a-time method to avoid that nasty second sock syndrome.