I knit Monkeys.
Monkey Dos* are done...fini....off the needles. It was just as fun to knit the second pair as it was to knit the first and I made the same modification...a picot cuff (and my toe is slightly longer). This is my last Monkey.
There are just TOO MANY fabulous sock patterns to be knit. A long row of sock yarn, avec patterns, sits on the floor of my 'fiber studio'. In addition, Sunday will be the first day of my Sock Club for One! It's already time to pick a package from the wrapped up yarns in the sock club bag. This is truly turning into the summer of socks and I wish for the ability to knit faster! (Yes, I know IT IS the process and I do enjoy it, but the desire to knit so many different patterns has me wishing the process was faster. Not very Zen, I know.)
Speaking of the Summer of Socks...
Meet Shock Wave, knit with my very own Strawberry Fields (Spunky Club) handspun. While spinning, I wasn't that careful about spacing the color changes and I'm sure the socks will be fraternal, but so far the sock looks pretty good! I've heard it said the little joins that happen when you ply in chained singles will disappear in the fabric of knitting and I am finding it to be true. Knitting with this tightly spun yarn is much like knitting with any other sock yarn, except it's not quite as perfect. It lets me know it is MY yarn - yarn spun by my hand, a humble yarn that meets the need and fills the heart with the happiness of a job well done.
*Monkey2 is knit with Red Rock Canyon STR and took about 1 week...you gotta love that!