Friday, May 11, 2012

Endings & Beginnings

Two years ago I started a pair of Monkey socks in my FFtC Jasper yarn. See, it was really clever, because at the time, Jackson Rathbone, the actor who plays Jasper in the Twilight films, was in a band called 100 Monkeys. Well I was only knitting 2, so I called the project 100 (-98) Monkeys and was quite chuffed. But then they pooled, terribly:



Yeah, that's the same sock. You almost can't even tell, looking at the different sides. I knew I'd never be happy with them, and that I ought to frog them, but I couldn't bring myself to do it.

Until today, when I wound the yarn for another Perfectly Cleverly Named Project, Kaylee's Parasol Socks, and needed the needles:

Kaylee's Parasol Socks

Get it? The yarn is Kaylee's Parasol, from Firefly, in Schmutzerella's Comfy (MCN) base, and the pattern is called Parasol Socks, with wee lace umbrellas on the leg. I'll cast on tomorrow (well, later today)--so excited!

Here's a better picture of the yarn, from back when I got it and wasn't in a hurry to get pictures before the sun set:
Kaylee's Parasol

(I still haven't technically frogged the Monkeys, because tonight has been super busy--which is why this is technically posting on Saturday morning, not Friday night--and so I decided it wasn't a good use of my time. I'll get to them...eventually...)


  1. :) I remember when you CO for those Monkey socks now that you mention it! Can't wait to see the new socks.

    1. It seems like it was recent, but Rav says it was two years ago, and I believe it!

      I knit most of the first cuff yesterday and I'm loving how they're turning out! I'll try to get pics soon!

  2. Anonymous8:44 AM

    Oh those Kaylee socks are going to be darling!

    And I'm a big weirdo who likes your pooling Jasper socks, but you have to be happy with what you're knitting! :D

    1. You are definitely a big weirdo, but you're my big weirdo! The huge contrast between the two sides just drives me crazy, and I know I'd never wear 'em, so I don't want to spend my time knitting them. That yarn deserves to be something awesome!