Thursday, December 29, 2011

Monkeying Around

It's my vacation this week, and the Mister, Rainbow, and I are on a short vacation to Florida (we're staying with my parents at their vacation home), so I though I should do a little fun knitting while we're here. I'm still working on the Snowy Owl sweater, of course, though that's been relegated to evening knitting, when I'm sure Rainbow is down for the count and I know I'll have at least an hour or two to focus on the charts. Something easy, small, and able to be put down and picked up at a whim (toddlers are demanding, you know) was needed, so naturally I packed my favorite 12" 2.5 mm Addi Turbo circs and a skein of sock yarn -- specifically, a skein of Socks That Rock that had been in my stash for two, maybe three, years. I wound it into a ball Tuesday night after we arrived and cast on yesterday morning.


The pattern, if you don't recognize it, is the ubiquitous Monkey (though without purls). I have quite a few pairs of these in my sock drawer, many of them in STR, but I've noticed that some of them are starting to show their age. I certainly don't have a pair in purple yet, and this skein (the colorway is the Incredible Shrinking Violet) has been patiently waiting for me to knit it up since it arrived. I love this pattern because I have knit it so many times that I practically have it memorized (though I'll admit it's been a while since I last knit it, so I did have to go look at the pattern to refresh my memory a bit). I've been working on it off and on the past two days and am already through the gusset on the first sock. At this rate, it's highly likely that I'll have a brand-new pair of socks ready to start the new year.

5 comments:

Stripeyspots said...

Love the way the stripes are coming through! Isn't it weird the way sometimes you just want to knit socks?

Mindi Finch said...

Those are gorgeous without the purls! Smart thinkin', Lincoln!

Rebecca (socks-for-mum) said...

I like that pattern, too although I have never been able to knit anything on a 12" circular! Ahhh....must be nice to be young with great finger joints! Enjoy the beach!

Laura said...

everyone needs a monkey every now and then! they look lovely!

DPUTiger said...

I recognized ISV right away. I just wore my socks from that yarn the other day! Hope Florida has been treating you well. Pretty much everyone I'm related to is heading there in the next week or so.