Thursday, December 30, 2010

Monkey See, Monkey Two!

I finished my Monkey socks a couple of days below.  These were very satisfying to knit.IMG_7971

I have such a hard time photographing handknits this time of year.  It doesn’t seem to matter if I do it indoors or outdoors…getting the light right is very difficult.  Plus, it was COLD standing on a stone patio in stocking feet with my pants pulled up!  I wondered if the construction workers across the street could see what I was doing…IMG_7969 I really liked working with this yarn: Araucania Ranco solid (which is really a kettle-dyed semi-solid) in color 101, which is a deep purple.  Do you think it looks purple here?  A coworker referred to this as a “non-color” a few weeks ago, which irked me… purple isn’t neutral, even if it’s a dark eggplant-y purple!

IMG_7975The yarn is 75% wool and 25% polyamid, so I’m hoping it holds up well.  I used the eye of partridge stitch on the heel for extra strength in a high-wear area.

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And the skein is very generous: 376 yards in 100 grams.  I had 17 grams remaining.

I’m very pleased!

1 comment:

Steven said...

That is most definitely a color! I think these turned out great. And knit up so fast! I have to commiserate with you about the winter light. It's really, really, tricky.