Sunday, August 17, 2008

Since this will mostly be my knitting blog, I should probably blog about my knitting.
Yesterday I cast on the first Monkey sock, by Cookie A.
I actually knit a gauge swatch, I never do that. I got gauge with the size 2 dpns she called for, but I only have a set of 4, I need 5 for the pattern. So, what's a girl to do? Hmm, go up a size, to the needles that I actually have in a set of 5. SO my Monkey socks are being knit on size 3 dpns.
I am in love with the yarn I'm using it is Plymouth Yarns Sockotta. It is variegated with white/blue/green/brown/yellow. I'm sure there is a pattern to the color striping, I just haven't taken the time to figure it out. The gauge swatch looked like a fair isle pattern.
I'm done all the way to the heel flap, I'm ready to do the gusset. I can't believe how quickly this is knitting up.