FO: Manly Monkeys

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!

Manly Monkey socks
Finished socks, complete with Max in background.

Manly Monkeys
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 yarn
Fleece Artist Sea Wool sock yarn!



Filed under FOs, knitting, yarn

2 responses to “FO: Manly Monkeys

  1. 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!

  2. Now THAT’s a great present!

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