Thursday, April 9, 2015

Socks, Socks, deSocks, and a Tunic

I am so pleased at how these socks are turning out.  The pattern is called Monkey Socks and can be found at Ravelry.  I like how the stitches lean back and forth.  Even though I know it happens  because of how the pattern is written, I still don't know how it happens. 

I'm not as far along with this pair.   They are the ones I am working on in the studio and I didn't go over there for two days this week.  But I still love this yarn and how bright these socks are going to turn out. 

And here, to my disgrace, are the socks I am ripping out.  They had really turned out nice but way too small.  So I let them sit for a little over a month and today I began the ripping process.  I'll probably do it a little at a time cuz I would rather be knitting than ripping .... wouldn't you?

And why would I even consider starting a new project?  Because I saw this tunic in a Lion Brand ad and couldn't resist.  (and no, this isn't me although I certainly wish it was)  Anyway, as soon as I saw the ad I printed out the pattern.  And then I decided I wanted it to look just like the one in the picture (only a little bigger) so I sent for this:

Isn't this a beautiful box? I love the colors and can hardly wait to get started. Of course this may slow down my sock knitting but I don't really need the tunic or the socks until next Fall so I can take my time and enjoy the knitting/yarn ride.

I will be linking with Patchwork Times on Friday and then I will be knitting, sewing, knitting, etc.

Have a great weekend and see you next week.  Gari


Ramona said...

Your socks are coming along nicely. I love the yarn for your tunic! It is going to be lovely.

Judy S. said...

Fun projects, but sorry about the sock frogging! That tunic looks like a nice project.

Dar said...

Seems like ripping is the motto for April when it comes to sock knitting. Love the great colors in the yarn for your tunic. That will be so cute when you are finished with it.

straythreads said...

The destructive kid in me always enjoys ripping out knitting because it goes to fast unlike ripping in sewing. That and there is no damage to the yarn. great socks and your sweater is going to be beautiful