This is as good a time as any to share my first finished object of 2014, a new pair of socks to fill in the holes (due to sock holes, hehe) in my sock drawer.
Pattern: Monkey by Cookie A., winter 2006 Knitty
Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock Lightweight (100% superwash merino) in Frosty, one skein
Needles: 40" US 1 (2.25 mm) Addi Sock Rockets
Started/Completed: December 29, 2013/January 2, 2013
Mods: no purls (my usual)
I have knit this pattern enough times that I really don't need to refer to the pattern anymore other than to double check that I have the stitch pattern truly memorized. Unfortunately, I thought I knew it so well that there were times I just kept knitting and totally disregarded the pattern, causing me to need to tink back. Actually, I tinked once when it was only about two and a half rounds, but one time it was an entire pattern repeat, so I ran a lifeline and frogged back. Those did cost me a little time, but considering that I worked on another project at the same time, five days isn't bad for a pair of socks.
|I really love what the slip-stitch heel pattern does to variegated yarn.|
This color is called Twitterpated, and I can assure you that it's every bit as bright in person as it appears here (actually, it might be even brighter considering how dim the light is here today). These socks will be great fun to wear on the coldest, darkest days of winter -- you know, the ones we'll get to experience when we get back home tomorrow. Can you tell I'm not looking forward to it?