Finished: Mossy Monkey Socks
Pattern: An amazing sock creation by Cookie A.
Fiber: Sundara Somewhat Solid sock yarn in "Burgundy over Moss"
Needles: size 1 DPNs
Date Started: 22 December 2006
Date Completed: 10 March 2006
Modifications: I worked seven lace pattern repeats, rather than six.
What a joy these babies were to knit. Upon finishing these socks, my third pair of knit socks, I realized that I have somewhat of a fetish for Cookie A. sock patterns. The Monkeys are my second Cookie A. sock pattern, and they fit just as perfectly as the Hederas.
Cookie's patterns really are ingenious. Patterns that are rather easy to memorize (um, except for, perhaps, the Pomatomus) with tremendously fantastic payoff results. Her socks look complicated to knit, what with all of the texture and lace, but they aren't at all. Easy peasy. And did I mention lovely? Yes, lovely.
You can image how disappointed I was that I couldn't go to Stitches West, where Cookie was going to be selling the myriad of unbelievably, mind-blogglingly AMAZING sock patterns of hers. There are like twenty. Each of them more awesome than the first. Is Cookie a robot? How is a single woman capable of such things?? (oh, right). The latest news is that Cookie will be selling her most recent sock patterns online through her blog site on Tuesday.
I'm sure you all can guess where I'll be on Tuesday.
The Monkeys turned out fabulously. And, as per usual, the Sundara sock yarn certainly worked its customary (but not to be overlooked or taken for granted) magic.
Number two of my set of 4 things to finish is done. Next mateless WIP up: this guy's other. Long overdue, I'm afraid. Now, I'm off to gambol with my chevron scarf and gear myself up for grading the stack of midterm exams that must be dealt with.
Have a super-terrific weekend, all!
And WOOT! for Knittin'-n-Sleepin' Fest 2007*!!
* more common appellation: Spring Break