Arctic Circle Monkeys!

I’m not far enough into Version 4 of the True Blue sweater to tell for sure if the size is good this time, but I’m happy to report that the Beaverslide yarn is holding up well to all that ripping and reknitting. And I’ve decided to think of the whole thing as my economy knitting plan. I’m really getting my money’s worth out of that yarn.

And I’ve finished something else!

New Socks! How Exciting!

Project Details:

Yarn: Three Irish Girls, Beckon Super Merino, from the Sock Yarnista Sock Club. The color is Arctic Circle, with plain black for toes, heels and cuffs.

Pattern: Monkey Socks, from Knitty, by Cookie A.

Needles: Celtic Swan Forge sterling silver needles, size 1.

For: Me

Started: September 4, 2008

Finished: December 1, 2008

Modifications: I changed the heel flap to a standard slip stitch flap, and the contrasting heel/toe/cuff option, otherwise, it’s as written.

What I learned: I can too knit something besides plain socks. The pattern was fun to knit, though I still love that plain sock. And I love the Sock Yarnista. Her yarn is just fabulous. Go buy some!


Arctic Circle Monkeys! — 20 Comments

  1. LOVE, I mean love those socks! I will have to “acquire” some of that yarn for myself….and I think it is time for me to try the contrasting heels…you always manage to inspire me! Can’t wait to see the true blue sweater!

  2. Those look really cool. I really like the color combination. I’ve been thinking of knitting a new pair of monkeys since I recently *gasp* felted my last pair.

  3. I have wanted to order those needles but have been concerned I would loose one somewhere since I always manage to do that. Of course, I suppose they could be my stay-at-home needles. Give us a peek with your next pair of socks, you extravagant girl!

  4. Very cool socks! I’m casting on now for a pair of socks – a Christmas gift. I’m a little nervous. I’ve never knit socks for someone else. Keep your fingers crossed that they fit!!!

  5. I LOVE these socks! The colors are awesome! You are really good at knitting. I think I will stick to making cakes or scrapbooking!