Monday, May 14, 2007

hey hey (it's a monkey)

it's not a phase - i'm still hooked on the monkey. i finished the first sock (of the third pair!) on sunday morning, and only the fact that i was away for the weekend & forgot my 2.5mm dpns (how could i??) prevented me from immediately casting on the second sock. thankfully, that was remedied when we came home on sunday evening...

13may07


and for those who thought my love for the monkey was fleeting, it wasn't just a weekend fling - we even had breakfast together this morning.

14may07


alas, i didn't get to spend much time with the monkey during the day, as i was busy working on the spinning commision i'd undertaken & had all these to ply (it's lorna's laces fibre in "irving park" for the curious)...

10may07


but now that that's done & the yarn is hanging to dry, it's back to the monkey socks for an evening of house. but it hasn't been all monkey, all the time - i still found time to swatch for a new project i'm planning, in laceweight cashmere from hipknits...

09may07


what do you think? i'm not normally a "pink" person, but (& you probably can't see this from the picture) this yarn is a variegated pinky-brown & is quite nice in person. i'm thinking of a loose, light throw-over sweater with a lace panel in the above pattern, but the details are still in the works.

2 comments:

Victoria said...

oooh the lorna's looks lovely! Can't wait to see it in person! And I think you have inspired me to knit some monkeys...
Victoria

Kathleen said...

Gosh, you're so productive with these socks at the moment. They look lovely.