Thursday, January 31, 2008

Yummy - Socks that Rock!

Is this yummy or what?!?! No, not my skinny and excessivley long foot, LOL! This is Socks that Rock in colorway Fire on the Mountain that I have had in my stash since October ... fondling it, but never wanting to use it because I couldn't find the right or perfect pattern. Well I saw several other people make Monkeys out of Socks that Rock and they looked awesome, so I decided to do the same.

This pattern is addictive, another reason why its named after the monkey on your back! I haven't been able to put it down. It could also be the luscious yarn, that if it was edible I would gorge myself on.

At first I was a little worried about the gauge since I was coming out with something more like 7-7.5 sts per inch as opposed to the required 8 sts per inch, but seeing this picture and having tried the sock on, I think it'll work out just fine.

I did 5 repeats of the leg instead of 6 and I had to do less rows for the heel flap so that it would come out the right length. I really do hope I don't run out of yarn. This is not a whole skein because I split it with a woman at the yarn store who only needed it for one more sock - she was getting three socks out of a skein - so she weighed out 1/3 for herself. But I think it'll work out OK, doesn't seem like I used too much so far ... and I always am amazed at how much I am left over with when making socks anyway!

3 comments:

Lesley said...

Oh, YUM!!!

I've been visiting the Blue Moon site trying to decide on what to buy. I've made my final Raven series choice, but I can't decide which of the other colourways to get...they are all so gorgeous...I want them ALL!!

Anonymous said...

They are looking really good.

I'm finishing up your package this weekend. It will go out in the mail on Monday.

Your Hot Cocoa pal

Angela said...

Thanks Hot Cocoa Pal :o)