Monday, June 4, 2007

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Hey Gladys - great entrelac sock! Your yarn choice was absolutely perfect. Too bad that it doesn't fit well. I had a look at the pattern and it's only 7.5" around and I would probably have problems getting it over my heel, too.

And those baby surprise jackets are adorable. I picked up the current Vogue Knitting on Sat and there's a Meg Swansen article on EZ's Baby Surplice jacket. The construction looks the same except the front is a ballet-wrap style.

I broke down and started a new sock yesterday night. Don't be shocked - it's being knit cuff down (only my second cuff down pair - my first pair doesn't count because I was test knitting). It's Monkey and I'm using the Koigu that I received in the Knitter's Treat Exchange. I love it!

I showed hubby my sock and he couldn't see the "monkey". I laughed and told him there isn't actually a monkey in the pattern. I gave him the pattern so he could see why it was called Monkey.

I made a slight boo boo when I started knitting. I accidentally used the wrong needles for the cuff (2.75mm instead of 2.5mm). I figured out my error when I started the lace section. My steel dpns come in sets of 4 and I needed a 5th needle so I had to track down another set. When I sat back down, I realized the needle that I was holding was smaller than the needles already in the sock. This accident is probably good because the cuff is roomy enough for my huge calves.

I finally got my IK! There is some cool stuff in there. I like the Tuxedo Shirt, I love the Notre Dame de Grace pullover (I have some stash yarn that would be perfect), the Oriel Lace Blouse is gorgeous, and the Boot Socks look neat.

Well, I should get back to some gift knitting now that the weather's cooled down. The outdoor thermometer hit 28C yesterday. It's 10 degrees cooler today.

2 comments:

allergicmom said...

Everyone's doing monkeys, and I'm thinking of doing a Pomotamus -- man, I'm behind!

It looks great so far!

Ann K. said...

I'm so happy to see you using the yarn I sent to you... It looks fantastic in the Monkey pattern! I just love Koigu... AND I'm on my third pair of Monkey socks! Goes to show I love that pattern too! LOL! I even see more Monkeys in my future!
Can't wait to see your finished socks... Have a fabulous week!