Monkeys always bring a smile to my face – anywhere, anytime and any kind. These mismatched Mystery Monkey Socks make me smile every time I put them on my feet.
The original pattern was always a little loose on me so I re-worked the pattern to offer a smaller size. I like my socks snug on the foot portion on the pattern.
The yarn I used was mostly Knit Picks with the exception of the gray jacquard that I found at Jo-Anne’s. It is called Jo Ann Sensations Soles & More. All of these yarns seem like they will hold up well.
The solid gray sock uses the same pattern with a waffle stitch variation. Silly monkey socks. I need to write that variation into the pattern and, sigh, I guess I need to learn how to make a pdf file for Ravelry. It appears that one of the editors set up the pattern on Ravelry and linked to my site.
Speaking of which, there is a tab at the top of my blog for anyone interested in knitting this pattern.
I did want to thank ALL of you who left sweet comments for a speedy recovery with my neck/shoulder. I continue to go to physical therapy twice a week and he tells me I am about 60% recovered. I am gradually adding a little bit of knitting back in to my life but am careful to stretch periodically – and YOU better be stretching, too my friends!
Meanwhile, THIS amazing book arrived in my mailbox yesterday. I had forgotten that I had pre-ordered it last year when I found out that Stephanie Van Der Linden was translating one of her books into English. There are some very beautiful stranded patterns in this book and I am finding it difficult restraining myself from startitis…..starting with the pair of socks on the front cover! The book is called Around the World in Knitted Socks ( Amazon link).
Autumn is in the air, especially up here in the mountains where the aspen are already starting to turn golden. With the turning of the leaves comes a severe (and I mean SEVERE) case of startitis to this mountain girl!
Come on Autumn, work your magic on me and let me become entangled in the magical web of creativity!