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Monday, July 14, 2008

Birthday Monkeys

Monet Monkey #1, originally uploaded by Arctic Knitter.

After three failed attempts at different patterns, I finally decided fall back to a reliable pattern: Cookie A's Monkey sock. I finished these on my birthday while we were driving east toward Wisconsin.


Pattern: Monkey sock by Cookie A

Yarn: Colinette Jitterbug

Colorway: Monet

Needles: Knit Picks Size 2

Cast on: June 27, 2008
Cast off: July 10, 2008 (Happy Birthday to me!!)

Modifications: Since Colinette Jitterbug is notorious for short yardage, I decided to knit only 5 repeats on the leg & do a short row heel instead of the traditional heel flap w/heel. Turns out I had plenty of yarn left over that I could have added another repeat or have done a gusset w/heel flap.


LaLa said...

Love them!

Jill L said...

These are so pretty

tiennie said...

These are wonderful!