Mark this date down: May 3, 2007 – earthchicknits actually features some knitting.
pattern: Monkey by the fabulous Cookie A
yarn: Brooklyn Handspun, Winter Sunrise (a lovely combination of pink, light orange, and lavender), 480 yds, gifted to me by the fabulous Dave
needles: size 0 rosewood dpns
started: April 12, I think
finished: April 27
modifications: just a couple:
I love a picot cuff, so that’s what I did. I CO 60 (instead of the 64 the pattern calls for) to make up for the snugness I would be losing by not doing the twisted rib (I based this calculation on the Simply Lovely Lace Socks pattern I knit last summer). Then after the picot rounds and a few more rounds, I increased by 4 before starting the pattern.
And I did an Eye of Partridge heel.
In retrospect, I kind of wished I had just done the heel as written (plain stockinette), because between the pattern of the sock and the variegation of the yarn, I don’t think it really needed any extra movement.
And now, something I may regret. But Rachel asked for it, so here ya go:
earthchick and cousin
ages 19 and 19
And though I claimed only the Easter matchiness, the trend sadly extended far past a once-a-year phenomenon.
Woah. You may need to poke your eyes out after that one. Sorry! Maybe this will help. Here, look! Knitting!