Tuesday, June 26, 2007

monkey magic

I've returned from a quick getaway to the Southern Highlands. I spent most of my time wandering around villages, having Devonshire Tea, knitting, and wandering around the grounds of various (no doubt haunted) properties. The haul included:
  • six bottles of Rose wine
  • a stack of vintage knitting patterns from various antique and op shops
  • Roman Polanski's autobiography for $3.00
Big news - Monkey socks officially finished!!!

they turned out great - i love socks that rock!! I used US 1 needles and knit the pattern to the exact specifications.

next up on the knit list:

  • more socks - this time some Jaywalkers in Choc Cherry Claudia's Handpaints.
  • the vintage baby cape
  • Lords and Ladies cardigan from Rowan 41. I have the yarn, Kidsilk Haze in dark grey. just need to swatch.
  • beret of some description
Also in a fit of insanity, i have signed up for the Tour De France Knitalong. I don't like watching cycling at all, but I am obsessed with all things French, so am hoping the experience will balance itself out. I'll be knitting a scarf from Victorian Lace Today with some Handmaiden Sea Silk. It will be my first official full lace item. eep!


Michelle said...

The socks look terrific! Have fun knitting up all those great vintage patterns.

knittingajour said...

Hi, Great colourway! Found your blog by the Tour de France-blog, just signed in. I'm from The Netherlands and we we're also did KIP day, see pic's on my blog. And on my needles: Monkey socks. Au revoir, et tricoter avec beaucoup de plaisir!