The big baboon by the light of the moon was combing his auburn hair

First Monkey sock up to the heel flap (click for a larger version)I’ve been beavering away at my Monkey socks, one repeat at a time, usually while listening to podcasts. One of the nice things about this pattern is that the lace repeats are logical, and so very easily memorised. But you know, I don’t think I made a proper ‘project info’ entry for this project. So:
Pattern: Monkey socks, from Knitty (Winter 06).
Yarn: Opal Rodeo #1170.
Needles: Set of five 2.5mm DPNs.

The first pic here is of the first one of the pair, either at the end, or almost at the end of the heel flap. The stitch marker in the middle is where the cast-on row began. I haven’t bothered with that for the second sock.

One and a bit Monkey socks (click for a larger version)And here’s a pic of the completed first sock and the just cast-on second sock. There’s actually a lot more of it now – I’ve just finished the lace repeats for the leg and done the two set-up rows for the heel flap, so when I’ve finished writing this post, I’m off to go and listen to podcasts and get that heel flap done.

One of these days, I’m going to sit down and knit a pair of socks from start to finish, without working on other projects at the same time. Or, without swapping between those projects all the time. I’ve been trying to use Lixie’s Stashtimator, but I have no idea how long it really takes me to knit a pair of socks. Still, I have a ton more stash to count before I can get to my final figure anyway. Urk. I can tell you, though, that I have *wince* 6.1 miles just of sock yarn. Ouch. And that’s not counting leftovers. I’m realising that “too much stash” is a very subjective thing, because I’ve seen people who think they have a large stash when they only really have a couple of shoeboxes full. How do they do that? I don’t think I’ve had a stash that small since about two weeks after I started knitting! I’ve really got to go on a yarn diet / stashalong, haven’t I?

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