I have very strong feelings about how you lead your life. You always look ahead, you never look back. ~ Ann Richards


Another pair of socks is off the needles!



Tropical Monkey Socks



What: Tropical Monkey Socks

Yarn: Knit Picks Superwash Bare, fingering weight. Dyed with Kool-Aid.
Needles: size 3, Knit Picks dpn’s
Pattern: Monkey

Date started: 4/26/07

Date finished: 9/16/07
Lesson Learned: After picking up stitches on the gusset, ktbl instead of just knit. It looks better and avoids holes/gaps.

Destination: my feet!






I have this much yarn leftover:



These socks were an enjoyable knit. I loved knitting the pattern on the cuffs. By the time I got to the foot, I just wanted the socks to be done.


I completed the feet of the socks last night while watching a marathon of Law & Order: SVU. Both feet and one toe took seven episodes to complete. I knit the second toe and grafted both toes this afternoon while watching The Wedding Night (one of my favorite old movies).


My only regret about these socks is the heel. I wish I had done an eye of partridge heel. The stockinette heel just looks too plain.


My girls:




11 responses

  1. These have to be, by far, the BEST pair of Monkeys seen to date. I love them. I wanna knit these same socks when I grow up! 😀

  2. Beautiful socks; GORGEOUS girls!

  3. Love the monkeys, but, oh, your girls are adorable. Milo sends his regards.

  4. You will *never* lose your feet.

    Nicely done, great job on the dyeing as well (the pastel yarn too…) Could there be more in your future?

    Those sweet girls…what lovey babies!

  5. Those socks rock! Awwh such cute girls! 🙂

  6. Beautiful beautiful colorway! Great monkeys!

  7. Do they glow in the dark? ;o) Lovely pictures of your girls! Love those brown eyes of Sam!

  8. those socks are great! Your making such bright and cheery things, you’ll feet will never be unhappy. 🙂

  9. I love your socks! Not only is the pattern fun, it’s also the fact that you dyed them yourself and got some beautiful single line stripes without any pooling. Also, they are very long, perfect!

  10. Those are some seriously wicked socks! and very pretty doggies!

  11. […] I’ve also reknit the Tropical Monkey socks (previously seen here): […]

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