my life as a crocheter & knitter & working mom

Thursday, November 15, 2007

not so much with the liking on this monkey

I made awesome progress on the Monkey sock yesterday. I cast on and did 8 of the ten rows for the picot hem at lunch and completed the hem and nearly two repeats at the game.

I'm not loving it, though. With the dragon socks, I knit at 7 st to the inch to accomodate my large-ish ankles. So, I thought I would do the same here, since it's the same stitch count. However, I'm getting way too much striping. It looks nothing like the Harlot's. Compare them side-to-side. (I know the color's way different. I suck with photographing reds.) I tried on what I've got an it's biggish, so I'm going to see if I can get out to Purl today and pick up a size 2 circ. If that doesn't fix it, I'll knit the yarn into Jaywalkers and make my SOTR Foo-Foo into monkeys.

The game last night was sooo much fun. The seats our buddy had from work were in the club section. $200 gets you a comfy seat, a great view, and all the free food and soda you could want. We got to hang with a couple of friends we hadn't seen in a while and, although the Devs lost, it was a good time.

I don't know what was up with the B today. He didn't want to get out of bed. He didn't want to change his clothes (M-i-L had let him sleep in yesterday's outfit, not that I blame her, I do it, too). He didn't want to eat. He didn't want to go potty. He didn't want to ride in the little car (our Saturn Ion as opposed to the H3 we only drive on weekends). He wanted a book, but not the first one he thought of. He didn't want to go to school. I do not envy his teachers today.

I showed motherly patience today and only snapped a little bit when he was dawdling in the bathroom and I really needed to go myself. I sure hope he's in a better mood tonight. Aiy yi yi.

Gym tonight, for the first time since Monday. I'm looking forward to it.


CygKnit said...

Have you seen what Diane did with her Monkeys?

Just a thought...

Rae said...

Been meaning to write you for many days on so many things.

I did monkey in about the same color as you (STR). Mine turned out really nicely, but I can see the striping in yours. I'm not a fan of striping in patterned socks, so I'm with you on it.

BTW, as a result of your posts about dragon, I went to the knitter's website and found a pattern I love! I've done the first sock COMPLETELY in less than a week. Thanks for posting!

OK, time for an email to you -- PPD, gym, etc.

Susan said...

Now, see, I really love the way that sock looks. Are you using the same Sailor's Delight yarn? I bought a skein of that, but am not sure what to knit with it. I think Monkey may be the answer. It's very pretty.