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Finished objects, works in progress, and lots of rambling about two sticks and some string...
Saturday, July 14, 2007
  Hey, hey, they're the monkeys!

I tweaked the photo a bit so the yarn color was more accurate. My lawn isn't really radioactive green! Pattern: Monkey, by Cookie A (as if you didn't know!) Yarn:Knit Picks Memories in Hawaii (why does knitpicks insist on discontinuing my favorite yarns?!) Needles: US 1, Brittanys, gifted to me by my secret pal.

I really like these socks a lot, although the second one is a bit tighter than the first. Maybe I was more stressed the second time around? They both fit though, and the yarn is comfy, soft, and warm. Good thing it's been too hot for socks, though, because I can't wear these just yet. I'm going to put them in the fair! I just need to get my hands on some sock blockers. Oh, and remember when I said I had to go down to 00s to get gauge? My swatch lied. It couldn't go over my foot. I should have just used common sense and realized that I almost always cast on 64 stitches and size 1 needles almost always fit me. These were worth frogging and reknitting though.

Okay, time for me to go listen to some knitting podcasts and finally finish my swallowtail! I think I'm procrastinating because I don't want it to end!


They look awesome!
Oh wow, those are so cute! I love the colors!!

Good luck with them in the fair! I can't wait to hear how it goes!!! :)
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violet is a crafty girl with feminist values. knitting is her main squeeze, but she also flirts with sewing, embroidery, mosaics, jewelry making, block printing, and polymer clay. she's also been known to cook and garden. she loves a good thrift shop, teapots, and her boyfriend kellen.

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