Everyday, during my very short lunch (half) hour, I knit. The project this month has been the Spiral Boot Socks, which I'm loving, both the yarn and the pattern. Talk about easy knitting. But, as happens so often in this Knit Blogland of ours, Cara's monkeying around has persuaded me that I too need to have a Monkey on my back. The Spiral socks won't be abandon and I will NOT knit more than one pair of Monkey's, but I've just hadta start a pair now. While talking to Cara about Monkey socks, we decided that, like her Jaywalkers, Monkey's would also look great with a picot cuff. So, that's what I did and, before I knew it, Monkey business was taking over my life! Don't you think it appropriate that my yarn is STR January One? I thought so!
Music has been a part of my life since the beginning. All music! Classical, Big Band Jazz and Broadway musicals made up the sound track of my childhood. The Beatles came along about the time I started to pick my own music (and you know how they changed the world) and then, the Rolling Stones came along and I fell hard. I was (still am) a big, big Stones fan...BIG (yes, I know that proves I'm old). I had every album on vinyl and now have most of them on CD. To wit...Monkey Man has been bouncing around in my head for DAYS! I can't shake, it has become part and parcel with the Monkey sock...the Monkey's that go everywhere I go. The pattern is as fun to knit, as Cara said it was...addicting...completely addicting....I'm a monkey woman....m-m-m-monkey grrl!
As to the yarn? Oh my goddess, I am in love!! I've knit with STR before and this time I'm not talking about how nice the yarn is...I'm talkin' COLOR baybee...COLOR!! The intensity of color is as intense as Cara's love of knitting, of miters, of Jaywalkers, of Monkey's (perhaps now crochet?)...it is intense, deep and beautiful. JO is made up of MY favorite colors, and I do believe, I need to knit a sweater with it. I DO, I'm gonzo for it, crazy for it...addicted to it. I'm a January One woman...j-j-j-January One grrl!
Well I am just a monkey
I'm glad you are a monkey, monkey
woman grrl too, babe!
I'm a m-m-monkey!
I'm a monkey!
I'm a monkey