Finished! One pair of manly Monkey socks; a week or so after Dru’s birthday, perhaps, but they seem to please him nonetheless. He loves the fit, and I still love the Monkeys!
Finished socks, complete with Max in background.
The “Action Shot”. (Dru’s idea!)
Pattern: Monkey, by Cookie A. (free on Knitty)
Yarn: Trekking XXL, green/brown/purple colourway
Needles: 2.25mm ‘handmade’ birch dpns (blogged here)
Project Timeline: Late June to July 4, 2007
Modifications: 7 pat. reps. for leg; slipped-stitch heel flap; slightly square-er heel.
I still am addicted to the Monkey pattern, but I really aught to try my hand at something else for a bit. Dru’s “you survived your first week on the new job!” surprise present should knit into some nice Baudelaires, don’t you think?
Fleece Artist Sea Wool sock yarn!
2 responses to “FO: Manly Monkeys”
Ooh.. I like the Monkeys! The yarn and the pattern compliment each other nicely!
I just cast on my first pair and am digging the pattern, now that I “have” it. I had tried a few times before, but I had been doing my YOs backwards. Now that those are fixed, the pattern rocks!
Now THAT’s a great present!