Saturday, January 26, 2008

Haven't you always wanted a monKEY?!

I'm reminded of something the Yarn Harlot said on her last book tour through the Chicago area, where she was talking about the knitting blogosphere being this generally independent-minded place ... "but then everyone swoops left together and knits Clapotis."
These socks definitely fell into that category - fast moving Internet knitting trend.
It's Cookie A's "Monkey" socks pattern and I made mine out of some Fleece Artist Sea Wool I got at Baadeck Yarns in Nova Scotia this summer. I'm in love with all their yarns, so far. Everything I've knitted with has been a delight.

This pattern, while fun, is stretchy along the foot, so it was difficult for me to accurately figure out where to start the toe.
So the darn things are too big, and I'm left debating whether to rip the toe and a half inch of the sock out and knit the toes again, or find someone with bigger feet, or what. Grrr.
But not today.
The Fool is busy making waffles under the supervision of Spoot and Angus, there have been promises of coffee and we are going to the Trad Fest concert at the Old Town School tonight, a three-band old-time music extravaganza (Carolina Chocolate Drops, Garry Harrison, Foghorn String Band), and everyone in town that we know is going to be there, so it's going to be a good time.
Happy Saturday, everyone.


JustApril said...

Too big or not, the socks are awesome. And WAFFLES?! I'm so jealous! I was literally dreaming about waffles this morning and wishing I had an iron when I woke up. =( Oh, well, Taco Bueno bkf burritos means at least I didn't have to cook myself. lol

Anonymous said...

I've resisted this swoop -- barely. I'm pretty sure that Monkeys are in my future anyway.
I've been threatening to knit Clapotis for ages. And now have yarn that I think might work... maybe. (The last yarn I thought that about didn't).
But. I have joined the bloggish bandwagon in nominating folks for the You Made My Day award. Well, I didn't join, I was drafted, but I don't mind at all. 'Cause now I get to nominate YOU! Details are on my blog.
Thanks for Making my Day!

Carrie said...

I've just caved and started my first pair of monkeys too. They really are fun to knit though.

Miriam S said...

i bet my feet are bigger than yours, hint hint! see you on Saturday!