Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Work-in-Progress Wednesday


My squares for SIBOL are done, my French Socks are awaiting a second skein of yarn so that I can finish them, and my Lace Ribbon Scarf awaits my attention at work .... I HAD TO cast on another pair of socks, didn't I?

Taking a cue from Tangled Up In Sticks and String I decided on No Purl Monkeys. After all, Dee knows sock knitting. I'm knitting the large size from Knit. Sock. Love. because I don't find that this pattern has much stretch. They look too big on the needles, but they look okay when I try them on. I just hope I'm not left with baggy ankles!

The yarn is Top Cat from Wandering Cat Yarns in a colourway called Mermaid's Delight. With 10% cashmere it's lovely to work with and the colourway IS delightful. It's refreshing to have a variegated yarn that behaves nicely - no pooling or misbehaving so far. There are blues, purples and greens in there, but none overwhelms the others. Well done Rhonda and Valerie!

It's Wednesday ... work-in-progress Wednesday ... so go on and have a look at the wonderful things through the links at Tami's Amis. You know you want to!

17 comments:

WildflowerWool said...

I agree, great yarn. Looks like a fun pattern. I'll keep my fingers crossed the fit turns out ok.

Dee said...

Oooooooooooooo...that is some beautiful yarn and the pattern looks great with it.

I do the 64-stitch size with size 1-1/2 needles. I guess I'm a somewhat tight knitter.

Renee Anne said...

I'm working on a pair of my own Monkey Socks and I expect that at some point, I'll make the No Purl version...but not out of the same colorway :)

Lisa @ HappyinDoleValley said...

Thanks for visiting and leaving such a sweet comment. :) I agree with the others, wonderful looking yarn! Happy knitting! ~Lisa

katie metzroth said...

I knit a pair of monkeys and they turned out baggy, but that was from me being a moron and trying to stretch them taller b/c the boots I was wearing them with were new and rubbing blisters on my calves. Lesson learned. Boot cuffs are genius.

Ruth McKeon said...

I love the shades in that yarn and I do hope they don't turn out baggy in the ankles on you.

Nancy McCarroll said...

You are the sock queen! Pretty start.

Kim said...

Love the colorway of that yarn--it looks so bright and cheery. I am keeping my fingers crossed for no baggy ankles!
*smiles*

Marie/Underground Crafter said...

The colorway is lovely! These look like they'll be a great pair.

Truly Myrtle said...

Your socks look fantastic - the colour is so pretty :)
I love Cookie A. she is the sock queen in my opinion!

Karen said...

Your sock looks great! I love knitting that pattern. It goes so quickly.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Glad the yarn is playing nicely - That looks like a good pattern for it!

Spinster Beth said...

I love that cuff ... How are you doing that? Ktbl?

Sarah said...

You always have such gorgeous socks on the go, I'd love to see your sock collection!

Chrisknits said...

The sock will be so pretty. I love the color.

Babajeza said...

Nice pattern on your socks. There is always a reason to cast on another pair. :-)

Kepanie said...

This is a pretty start! The color way suits these Mermaid like tails. I love that sock book but need to knit more of Cookie's patterns.