Thursday, July 12, 2007

Monkey off my back

Well, I did it. I got Cookie A's Monkey off my back. At least, one of them. I have another to cast on and knit up to have a completed pair, but I feel good having gotten at least one of them done! Now maybe I can focus some of my attention on things that have been languishing... like dishes and laundry and *gulp* school work! I'm not going to let them fall into SSS though... I plan to cast on for the second tonight when I finish cleaning the place up a bit.






What makes this pattern so addicting? Hard to say, really. No doubt it has something to do with the fact that it is so well written, with both charts and written instructions, but for me I think it was the learning process. This was my first cuff-down sock, along with my first non-short row heel and grafted toe. It took some searching to find a good tutorial on how to "graph toe stitches", but I finally realized it was the same as kitchener stitching and followed this great tutorial from Knitty Summer '04.

4 comments:

PHD Knitter said...

Beauuuutiful! I can't believe how quickly these guys fly off the needles! Especially for size 2's. Good luck cleaning - that's what I have to do today too ... (before I can turn the heel on my first Monkey).

Heatherly said...

great monkey!

The_Add_Knitter said...

I think the fact that the pattern is so visually pleasing makes these Monkeys so addictive...nice work!

Sheila said...

I loved knitting Monkey. The pattern was easy to memorize and it knit up quickly. Good job.