FO: Cloud-Flying Monkeys

30 Oct

I am developing a bad habit of forgetting about a project as soon as it’s off the needles (the Brown Jo Sharp also still needs a proper send-off. Just as soon as I can pin Tech Support down to do a proper photo shoot, I promise!) I finally finished these on the 16th, but haven’t officially FO’d them here:

Cloud-Flying Monkeys

The Vital Statistics:
Pattern:
Monkey by Cookie A. for Knitty
Yarn: Collinette Jitterbug, in “Mist”, Patons Patonyle in black for toe.
Needles: 2.75mm Knitpicks classic circular, changed to 2.5mm for foot
Modifications: Tubular cast-on, extra length on the ribbing (yes, painfully aware that this is why I ran out of yarn for the toes), otherwise I just went with the pattern. I generally do an extra pattern repeat in the leg, too, but this time I didn’t – don’t even know why, it just looked right with six repeats. Can you imagine how much worse things would have turned out if I’d done the seventh rep? [Shudders]

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5 Responses to “FO: Cloud-Flying Monkeys”

  1. tinkingbell October 30, 2008 at 12:21 pm #

    so so so pretty! I haven’t been sock knitting for a while – but this and your firestarters make me want to get back to it! (after the next cardi…)

  2. Lynne October 30, 2008 at 4:12 pm #

    Very very pretty [and yay for friends with black Patonyle!]

  3. Cath October 30, 2008 at 5:50 pm #

    LOve them!! Beautiful!!!!What else can I say! Just planning on next project now Ive finished 100g swap on Ravelry..you’ve given me ideas….

  4. becky c. October 31, 2008 at 12:12 am #

    Nobody would ever have noticed the black toes if you hadn’t mentioned them – they look like they belong.

  5. Carol November 2, 2008 at 2:14 pm #

    Gorgeous socks! Love the colour.

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