Saturday, June 26, 2010

Done! Hi, Monkeys!

The monkeys are finished!  And they are happy and lovely.  Next time, I'll definitely use a solid or variegated pattern, though, since this garish self-stripe kind of obscures the pattern.

Pattern: Monkey, by Cookie A.  Knitty, Winter 2006
Yarn: Pattons Kroy Socks Jaquard, Tutti Frutti
Needles: US 1 /2.5 mm 16 inch and 24 inch circulars (Knit Picks) 
Ravelry link

And now, more pictures!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Finger update

The poor, dear, injured finger is improving.  Purling still requires a great deal of strength and mental fortitude, but it is getting better.  I like to think that the knitting is helping the mobility and not hurting it.  :)  

So I'm about a pattern repeat or two from starting the toes on the Monkeys, and I just have to say this is the easiest pattern to memorize ever!  I love it and will definitely be making a non-self striping pair which will better show off the awesome pattern.

Just so this isn't a lame photo-less post, here is a picture of a giant dandelion from my trip to Oberlin.  (Okay, so I think it was really a hydrangea without its petals, but whatever.)

Saturday, June 5, 2010

A few small delays

Greetings, Interwebs.

Still working on the Monkeys, but have had a few setbacks recently.

First, there was the move.  The Husband and I bought our first home right before my birthday (mid-May) and had a whirlwind of packing and moving and cleaning and painting and unpacking and more cleaning.  We now have an awesome house with this deck (go ahead and be jealous):

It sits on a pond and there are ducks and geese and herons and all sorts of other waterfowl.

The second, and more painful setback was a massive cat bite I suffered at work 10 days ago (I know it was 10 days ago because I just finished my antibiotics).  It was right on the distal joint of my left index finger and the finger got all swollen and there was pus and I had to go to the ER and I'm still following up with an orthopedic hand specialist, so I'm a bit slow yet.  It feels much better now, though, so these socks should be done soon(ish).  Here's how they're looking these days: