Saturday, March 15, 2008

Monkeying Around

The Clapotis KAL has set a deadline of March 31st to finish so what do I do? Throw myself in to working on my clappy? Focus and finish? NO - I felt an incredible urge to start something new of course. So I wound up the Loopy Legends Janice's Sunshine and stared at it. What to make, what to make. It IS sock yarn but that doesn't mean that it HAS to be a sock. I thought about a hat or a scarf but then decided I actually would make some socks. But what pattern? Then I remembered that Janice likes making Monkey Socks so maybe I should make some of those. I was worried they might be too hard but I know they have been all the rage so clearly many knitters have been able to conquer them. So I have cast on and knit round and round. So far so good. I have gotten through two rounds of the lace pattern so far. I am trying the two circular needle method but have some loose stitches where I switch needles. I have been trying to pull tight each time but it's not working so well. Any suggestions?

6 comments:

Jknits said...

Gorgeous colors! I understand that urge - there has to be a name for it - if not, we should make one up - finish interputus or something.

Janice said...

Oh, the colors look even nicer knit up! And I think I may have to make Monkeys with my skein as well. I'm sending you an email about the loose stitches...

I'm busy knitting said...

nice rounds...the loseness will take care of itself(eventually)pull on the 2 stitches on either side of the end stitch.

monica said...

The Monkeys look great. I am definitely going to get some of that yarn when it comes back in stock at TLE

monica said...

I am probably the only sock knitter that hasn't knit the monkeys, so I can't help you with that one. I know Janice has made several pair she might be the one to ask about fit.

Brooke Knits said...

love the socks.. I started my first pair of toe up socks last night with yarn I spun myself... it's spun from Louette's roving in "cotton candy" lots of pastel colors.. pinks, yellow, green, purple... i hope they make great socks.