Thanks to some classroom knitting (#bepressu), these socks are now done. This is the third time I’ve knit Cookie A’s addictive Monkey sock pattern. There is a free version on knitty.com and an update with many sizing options in her book, Knit. Sock. Love.
I chose to knit these with a plain foot rather than continuing the pattern down the top of the sock. S1 doesn’t wear open shoes or Mary Janes, so the top doesn’t show. Plain stockinette is more comfortable (and also speedier to work).
I am fonder than I expected of this color. Perhaps I am influenced by my outrageously positive feelings about Yellowstone National Park (who wouldn’t be?). This is a yellowish-brown, which isn’t exactly showy, but next to blue jeans (or my blue house) it looks quite yellow in a subtly fun way.
Another pair of socks done.
On my way home from Berkeley, I finished the second sleeve of my grey sweater. Yesterday I blocked the sleeves and the front. So now it’s time to seam.
For an entire day, I had nothing on the needles. (GASP) Then I cast on a sock in this yarn, which will most definitely pool in a strange way. But S1 is into that, so into the pool we go. I do find it intriguing to see how different it is in the skein and in the ball.