special kinda special

So, Monday I finished my Monkey socks right? Right after I grafted the toe shut, weaved in all my ends I slip on my new comfy socks and marvel in their sweet glory.

Monkey sock close up

I started winding up the finished yarn into little balls (because I’m anal like that. I hate my yarn to be messy) to save for possible darning.

Finished Monkeys

Well… (remember how sentences that start with well… go?) I noticed how one ball was a bit bigger than the other… so I looked at the socks, and then suddenly realized what I did wrong. Well. Nuts.

Finished Monkeys, one a little short

Sock 1 (left leg) has 6 pattern repeats on the leg, Sock 2 (right leg) has 5 repeats. Urgh! Why didn’t I check sock 1 before turning the heel on sock 2?! I even wrote it down, twice even, that I knit the 1st sock as stated in the pattern. urgh!

Stats:

Pattern: Monkey socks by Cookie A. Knitty Winter ’06

Yarn: sweet georgia superwash sock in Spark colorway. (swapped with the wonderful Suzanne)

needles: Inox US 2 (2.25mm)

notes: I’m a special kinda special. Sock 1 has 6 repeats on the leg and Sock 2 has 5. Will I frog the socks? Probably not, I’ll keep them as a reminder to check my damned notes!

Cayli awarded me with this
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thanks Cayli! *snort* I rock! I guess I have to award 5 other people that I think rock…

Abigail

Diane

Suzanne

Heather

Susie

as corny as this sounds, its true, I had a hard time picking just 5 people. Because so many of you rock. BTW look what else I finished this week
Diamond Fantasy shawl blocking

I’m taking the kids up to my parents this week (now that the van has been released from the shop. The ABS light was on, it needed an oil change, and there was a recall. I had L4 the larger clown car for 2 days.) and I want to take FO pictures at the lake. So, you’ll see it then. The suspense!

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11 responses

  1. Aw, thanks honey! I like the socks! That yarn is really pretty! I’m so glad you made pretty socks out of it. Could that be your new shawl? You finished it fast, if so!

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