Yeah I know, goofy title. I like the Monkees and the Beatles too....even if they were a bit before my time. Hey I'm a well rounded 28 year old....I'm holdin' on to the 28 for another week. I'm not givin' it up till I have to. :~)
Here's what I was knitting on this morning when the sun was starting to rise....Monkey Sunrise socks. I think they are aptly named being that the yarn color is Sunrise and the fact that the sun was rising when I cast on for these socks.
I decided to go with my trusted 2x2 ribbing for the cuff because it's a tad stretchier then the twisted ribbing. I'll also make a slip stitch heel instead of the stockinette heel that the pattern calls for. I think the slip stitch heel has a better look and fit to it.
Look better then this:
I dug out the other camera because my new one is giving me fits. I can turn the flash off but the minute I do it blurs the picture. So back to my Handy Dandy Sony Cyber-shot. :~) At least it lets me do what I want, though it's a tad heavier.
The yarn still hides the pattern a little bit but the Monkey pattern is a stronger pattern. I can knit this pattern faster then stockinette and it's not as boring....I already have the pattern memorize from the last pair and a half I knit. :~) I'm not ripping them again so these will stay Monkey socks and I will continue to search for the perfect pattern for the other hank of Seacoast my mom sent me.
Speaking of Moms.....mine will be here tomorrow night instead of Monday....eeeek! Actually I'm joking, it's a good thing for my parents to get her earlier then planned since this will give them more time to spend with the girls. Kaity is going to be super happy. I'm not sure how much I'm going to be out here in blogland while my parents are here. I'll try to take some time out to say Hi and let you all in on what I've been knitting on.
Don't forget, go check out my contest post and leave me a comment to be entered in a drawing for some free sock yarn. Feel free to pass on the contest to others if you want. :~)
It's been fun reading about what everyone would do with the sock.