Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Monkey Magic

Pattern: Monkey Socks, Cookie A
Yarn: Jawoll Magic, Lang Yarns
Colour: Greens
Used: 78g
Needles: 2.5mm Surina wood dpns (5)

Loved this pattern - the yarn, not so much. The twist was very loose so within a couple of stitches I was knitting on pretty much straight fibres which were fluffy and very easily split. Care was needed in making the stitches (which isn't too much of an issue as I can't ever really knit without looking at what I'm doing for more than a couple of stitches at a time) and especially in following the pattern, as tinking back was a nightmare. I don't know how hard wearing it will be either, so it'll be interesting to see what the socks are like after a few wears and washes.

Having caught the sock bug good and proper, I cast on straight away for a pair of Absinthe socks in bright red Regia. They are done toe up, which has given them a bit of a strange pointy toe that I'm not sure if I can live with or not.

I am as yet undecided but, whatever I do with them, it'll have to wait as I had a bit of an altercation with a paper towel dispenser yesterday and ended up slicing my finger open.

I have a slightly less dramatic bandage on today but still cannot bend my finger, so there will be no knitting for the time being - which is a bit of a shame as I'm going to be spending quite a bit of time on trains at the weekend. I should get lots of reading done, but it's not quite the same. Boo.


Modelwidow said...

Oh no! poor you, hope the finger heals quickly so you can get back to your knitting. Shame the Monkeys sock wool wasn't the best to knit with - it does look rather nice.

Linda said...

Lovely socks but your poor finger! I hope it heals soon. x

Kath said...

Oh my word that looks nasty.... your finger of course and not your socks at all which look lovely!! Hope the finger gets better soon though :)