Sunday, September 16, 2007

Hammers don't make great knitting needles

With all the building going on there wasn't much time for knitting.

I finished the Monkeys! I had some serious pooling issues with the second sock (on top) after the heel turn. I finally broke the yarn and started using the other end. HA! It started pooling with the same color in the same place after two rounds and I couldn't get to stop. Then, luckily, I hit a knot in the yarn (how often do you get to say that hitting a knot is lucky?) so I broke the yarn again and restarted. I managed to move the pool to the top of the sock which I guess is better than my previous attempt.
I really don't care if socks don't match but I was bored with the Yellow all in one spot and didn't want that throughout the entire foot.

Pattern: Monkey by Cookie A.
Yarn: Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Merino
Colorway: Sugar Maple
DPNs: knitpicks metal 2.75mm
Started: August 8, 2007
Finished: September 15, 2007
Mods: Eye of Partridge Heel
The ballband didn't see much action. I added a hot pink stripe and will add one more on the next stripe before continuing to the end in the pink/white twist.

Tony BO'd the Elfin. Now it just needs its pom-pom. Neither of us have ever made a pom-pom. I'm so excited to try it!

I finished the first miter square and started the second -- of 80ish.

I bought the yarn to make Shedir. I'm looking forward to trying the Rowan Calmer.

Lastly we ordered a few of the Harmony Wood circular needles from Knitpicks -- US3 16" and US8 16" -- I'm such a sucker for pretty colors.

That's it for this week.


Marianne said...

Love the Monkeys...funny how yarn will pool on you...
WHERE did you find the cotton twist? that pink/white twist?!?

Great Elfin, let me know how the pom pom worked out...I've never made one either.

Dude, those new needles are SUCH a kick! pretty..!

Hobbygåsa said...

I love the Elfin! Great for cold winters like we have here in Norway! Have a nice day!

Amy said...

The monkeys are awesome! And the ballband is a really fun color combo... I have that in my stash, and might not have put it together... Hmmm.

Knit and fall back in it said...

Great Monkeys, and the Elfin hat is too cute.

sko_G knits said...

ooo, what is the mitred square going to become, a throw?

i love the colors of the ballband. nice touch with the hot pink.

you'll have to let me know how the harmony needles are. i have been eyeing them!!

Jen said...

The Monkeys look great! Actually, everything you guys knit looks great. :)

KnitXcorE said...

the harmony needles look really cool. i've been debating them myself for a few days.

Dana said...

Gorgeous socks and what a great color! The Elfin is handsome too. In lieu of a pom, what about a small tassel? Very turkish, very elegant. (Oh no, now I'm remembering Kevin Kline in Wild, Wild West).

Kyle Kunnecke said...

those socks are inspiring... I am always excited to see what progress you guys have made... I read your blog all the time - and would like to know more about you so...I tagged you! go to and see what I'm talking about - it's fun to learn more about people and you're really interesting to me... I hope you'll play along!

Marianne said...

...dudes...the TRAFFIC around here is getting busy!
(love it)