Hey Hey, it's some Monkeys!
|This weekend, I started working on The March Madness Monkeys. Here's the progress as of today:|
Doesn't look like alot of knitting, but here's what it took to get this far:
1) Do a provisional cast on for a 72 stitch toe up sock, knit about 95% of the toe, and then realize that the sock will be too big for me(I've never used 2.5mm needles for socks before). Frog.
2) Start a toe up sock for 64 stitches. Marvel at the fact that it seems like the sock will fit my foot. ( I always have to adjust sock patterns to fit my size 11 feet). Knit the pattern chart from the bottom up. Knit half the chart before I realize that the chart is SUPPOSED to be knit from the bottom up, so the pattern will be upside down. Rip back to the toe.
3) Knit the pattern chart from the top down, believing that it will generate the same pattern upside down. After 2.5 pattern repeats, realize that it doesn't. Frog.
4) Start knitting the sock top down. Try slipping the cuff over my heel - with much wriggling, it can make it. Knit 2 pattern repeats. Try slipping it over again. Again, barely makes it over. Cast on feels too tight. Frog.
5) Start knitting the sock top down using 2.75 dpns for the twisted rib cuff. The purl stitches on the twisted rib look like mesh, but it makes it over my heel. Knit 2 pattern repeats.
So by now I should be knitting the foot. Oh well. Have I mentioned my joy at having only 64 stitches per round? It's like the sock is kniting itself!!
Labels: March Madness Monkeys