My very finished and super comfy but not quite identical Monkey socks!
Did I block them before I wore them? No. Why would I do that? But they are being washed right now. So I can wear them again soon.
I really want to be done with these socks. Technically, I should already be done with these socks. However, turns out that reading is not something I’m?very good at. Or, at the very least, I have complete disregard for what I read. See, according to the pattern for Monkey, when you get to the toe decreases, you should STOP DECREASING when you have 28 stitches on the needle.
This seems simple, right?
If you are me, you will knit until there are 16 stitches on the needle and then wonder why the sock looks weird and not at all like the first one. Then you’ll read the directions again and notice that it said 28 stitches. Then you’ll mentally faceplant when you realize that you could’ve already been done 24 ROUNDS AGO.
And I don’t mean traveling or “portable” in a good way. I mean, these damn things got tired of NOT being finished and walked off. In their bag. So if you’ve seen my Monkey socks anywhere, please send them home. I’d like to actually finish them and wear them.
I’ve decided that the cast on edges are too tight for my Aunt Betty to be able to wear comfortably, so I’m going to keep them. Selfish? Maybe, but in the end, she won’t have to have her feet amputated because all the circulation to her feet was cut off from the socks. So really, I’m saving her feet, if not her life.
I know, I’m an amazingly thoughtful niece. More people should be like me. Really. I should already be a Saint.
Saint?Drama Pants?of the Socks.
Pretty catchy, huh?
I decided to rip the sock and start over with Monkey. I’m liking this much better. I like the yarn better, too. And the pattern is so much fun! In the words of Little Man, “It’s SO addicting!”
I worked on this yesterday on the ride to and from Tuscaloosa. We spent the day with B’s family on the lake. It was great fun and no one got sunburned. I’d call that a success.
We also tested out the portability of the spinning wheel. Which is, in fact, quite portable. She fit quite nicely in the trunk space of B’s SUV and stayed in place with the cargo net around her. And I spun quite a bit while we were there. Of course, I took this picture after we got home.
Think I might be able to fit just under an ounce of roving on that bobbin? I’m hoping so. The more orange looking yarn is the Targhee Top. Out of all the samples I got, this is the only one where the colorway has some orange in it. I have loved spinning every single fiber sample from Spinning Bunny. Her roving is absolutely delicious. And you need to go check her out right now because she has Harry Potter House Colors fiber sets! How fun is that! I might need one or two or all of those sets.
And lastly, I leave you with this picture. I took this Friday evening while waiting on B and LM in the Target parking lot. We stopped by after going bowling. (I bowled a 138 first game. We won’t talk about the second game.) I didn’t feel like going in since B was just going to get one thing. I wouldn’t have gotten this shot if I had gone in the store and our lives would be so much poorer for it.