Cecily, my hostess over at Secret Pal 10
asked us to make a post talking about one of our current favorite WIPs. thinking about this made me realize i have a lot
on the needles. now, i'm usually pretty monogamous. or at least almost
monogamous. a bigger project or two, and usually a sock for knitting out and about.
maybe it's because spring has officially started, but i can't stop casting on. it's official, i have Startitis
. i decided i was going to slow down, finish things up...but then i saw the sock yarn staring at me, and...
I couldn't resist! The ubiquitous monkey socks from knitty. i'm only at the cuff, as you can see, but i can't get enough of this yarn. it's Knitpicks
Memories in Hawaii. the colors are so bright and springy, and the pattern is perfect. i wanted something that would be more interesting than plain stockinette socks, but not something so complicated it would compete or get lost in the hand-dyed colorway. this is my first Cookie pattern, and i'm looking forward to it! it's also nice to knit something bright and cheery for me to take a break from the black sweater for the boyfriend. (by the way, i finished the first sleeve!! and it was waay too long. it's repaired now but i'm not looking forward to sleeve 2.)
i do have one little gripe though...I had to go down to a size 00 to get gauge! 00, people!! this has nothing to do with cookie's designing or anything like that; i usually have to go down a needle size or two for patterns, which i find very odd, since if i'm knitting without a pattern, i can use the recommended needles for a given yarn and get the "average" gauge. i'm not a loose knitter, i swear! i get jealous of other knitters, traipsing through the world blissfully knitting away on size 2s while i try not to bend my 00s!
oh well, the socks'll be worth it.