Pattern: No Purl Monkeys by Crafty Pancakes ... based on Monkey Socks from Cookie. A
Yarn: Top Cat from Wandering Cat Yarns in a colourway called "Mermaid's Delight"
Needles: size 1 (2.25 mm)
Modifications: I knit the large size from Knit.Sock.Love., knitting the purls as suggested by Crafty Pancakes. I added one repeat to each leg to make them longer, although now that they're done it might have been too much. I narrowed the foot by continuing the gusset decreases to 16 sts on each needle for the bottom of the foot. I should have decreased at the top of the heel too.
Comments: The finished socks are a bit big. In my pictures the socks are still damp from blocking so I'm hoping a couple of times through the washer and dryer will snug them up a bit. I don't know what it is with me and big socks these days ... I almost ran out of yarn on this pair as well but snuck through with about 2 grams leftover!
The pattern is lovely and shows the yarn beautifully, but if I do them again I think I'll go back to the original version of the pattern from Cookie A., purl stitches and all. It gives a stretchier fabric I think.
I finished another project this week - some secret Christmas knitting and yes, I do know it's the end of February. No pictures yet because it's a secret. What I can tell you is that the project involved colourwork and the dark colour RAN during blocking. BADLY. I am so annoyed about this. I've soaked, resoaked and soaked again, but the light colour remains badly discoloured by the dark colour. I've drafted several versions in my head of the complaint letter I will be sending to the Loopy Ewe about their Loopy Solids Series ... but I'd better wait until I'm calm enough to write it without curse words.
It's Finished Object Friday and I'm linking up with Tami's Amis. Presumably someone had a more successful week than I did. Unless everyone's stuck in the February blahs?