So how about another unblogged/unfinished sock project – and quite possibly the best socks I’ve ever knit….
The Traveling Monkey Socks:
I love these socks. Like more than a person should love a pair of socks love them.
I knit them mainly during my trip to Peru and had planned on blogging them as I blogged the trip. But since that still hasn’t happened well… how about a shot of them on the train from Cusco to Puno:
They are the Monkey pattern from Knitty (here on Ravelry and here's my project page) knit out of Cider Moon Blizzard in the colorway June Carter.
So the combo of them being traveling socks on a once in a lifetime trip plus being knit out of discontinued yarn means they are super, super rare socks indeed. And possibly too good for every day use. So they sat finished at the bottom of my knitting basket waiting for a special enough occasion for their debut.
But that’s crazy. They are beautiful. And I deserve to wear super-rare socks even if it’s not a special occasion. So I wore them for the first time on Friday and loved every minute of it.
(btw Cleveland? Just a little note here… after spring comes summer. Not fall. And most definitely not winter. Not that I don’t appreciate the extra time to wear wool socks but we’re getting to mid-May now… so… you seem to be a bit confused.)
And with that I’m off. Tomorrow morning I leave for Boston for a work convention and won’t be back until Sunday. Should be funtimes… and hopefully I’ll get a chance to meet up with some other knitters while I’m there!