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July 5, 2007

Midsummer Monkeys are finished – and I’m wearing them right now. :) I’m still not a great fan of the color but it works quite well in the stitch pattern. You should’ve seen my swatches… or maybe not. The socks are a little snug, especially around the calves (that just...

July 4, 2007

When I mentioned on Flickr that I tweaked the Monkey stitch pattern to fit my feet better, Maia Spins asked me whether I re-wrote it for toe-up. It’s not as much a re-write as me mashing up different patterns as I went along. Here’s what I did:

Toe

Cast on 12 sts on a ci...

July 1, 2007

I’ve been frantically trying to finish my first pair of SOS2007 socks but the yarn just keeps going on and on and on. By now I can do the Monkey in my sleep! People have been turning in finished pairs left and right in the Flickr group, and the blog round-up for the fi...

June 24, 2007

I must be the last knitter on the planet not to have done Monkeys, Jaywalkers, or a Clapotis. Well, not anymore: my first project for Summer of Socks 2007 is a pair of bright banana-yellow socks that I’ve dubbed Midsummer Monkeys. They’re modded, of course, since...

June 15, 2007

The Rainy Day Socks are DONE and I’m really pleased with them. The lace stitch pattern is really simple, knits up fast, but looks cute.

The yarn is typical Novita and nothing spectacular, but it compliments the stitch pattern nicely. It also behaved nicely and didn’t po...

May 21, 2007

This tutorial is a combination of

May 20, 2007

I just know I’ll have a super crappy and busy week next week cooped up in a classroom so I had to cast on Rainy Day Socks as comfort knitting. We had *one* rainy day last week but after that it’s been nothing but gorgeous, sunny spring days. On that socky note, I’ve co...

May 12, 2007

For a while now, I’ve had the desire to make knitted monkeys. There are a couple of great monkey patterns online, like Mr. Dangly or Tucker the Monkey. In Kath Dalmeny’s World of Knitted Toys, there are three species of primates, and I have a small amount of burnt oran...

March 31, 2007

I have always been fascinated by the idea of dyeing your own yarn with plants and other natural dyes. But the thought of using noxious and hard to come by chemicals needed as mordants has put me off. I’d been vaguely aware of Kool-Aid dyeing, but since Kool-Aid is not...

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