The Monkey Socks, formerly known as the cursed socks, are done. They were fun to knit, and I just love the yarn. Dyed by Merlin the Cat, not to be confused with my cat Merlin, an a joy to work with.
Here is the necessary sock blocker shot. Because they are not for me, there's no point in showing them on my feet. I tried, and they look lumpy and bumpy and not stretched enough. Ah, the joys of skinny ankles!
A closeup of just one sock:
And a closeup of the pattern.
Here are the details, because I know you are dying to know.
Pattern: Monkey socks by Cookie A.
Yarn: Sock yarn dyed by Merlin the Cat in the Blueberry Nut colorway
Needles: US #1 and 0
Comments: I have really skinny ankles. I should have started on #0s, but didn't feel like ripping out all the knitting I'd done on the 1s. No wonder everybody else just cranks 'em out, socks knit up so much faster on bigger needles! Anyhow, I knit 62 rows on the bigger needles, then switched to the smaller needles and finished total of 7 repeats. After attaching the heel, I did 2 extra decrease rows (on the bottom of the foot, so as not to mess with the lace pattern on the instep). And that's pretty much it.
Wanna see what the cats have been up to?
That's them on top of the medicine cabinet in the bathroom. Right under the ceiling. All cats like high up, but Morgana has an obsession with the ceiling. Ooooh, ceiling!