Monday, March 10, 2008

Monkey Socks and a Hat


I have a tradition of knitting a hat/scarf for my niece and nephew for their birthday. This is the hat I made for my nephew Nate's 13th birthday. I have to admit that coming up with a hat that a 13 year old boy will like was harder than I thought! I finally chose the Little Cables pattern in a nice chocolate colored wool, I hope he likes it.

And I'm still working on the Monkey Socks. As much as I love this pattern, I'm getting pretty sick of it! I had to frog it back again this weekend. Since the whole 2.5mm needle vs. 2.75mm needle debate was never settled by me, I continued on and ended up running short of yarn. I was just about to the toe decrease when I determined that I just would not have enough. Hhrrrrmmmppphh. So back to the frog pond I went. I decided to decrease the number of lace repeats on the leg from 6 to 4. That should give me enough to complete the toe. And yes - I could have just gotten another ball of yarn - and I did consider that. But at $6.50 a ball, these would have been some darn expensive socks!

And try as I might, blogger will just not cooperate with uploading pictures right now. I promise I'll edit this post later and include the pictures of the hat and socks. (Heck I had a hard enough time just getting to type this post!)

ETA: Got the pictures up.....it's all hunky-dory now!

Knit on!

2 comments:

hakucho said...

Sorry for your troubles with your monkey socks. Hope your second go at it works out better and you have enough yarn to finish them :)

happy knitting :)

Dawn Mercedes said...

that is a fab hat! if you gotta live in cold country, at least you and your family/friends will have fun/funky hats...

btw, I'm your friend! haha.