A New Pair of Socks...
Certain knitting patterns can almost be described as "viral" the way they spread. Nearly every knitter has made Clapotis (I say nearly every knitter because I haven't and I think there are 3 others in the world that haven't), Central Park Hoodie took off a couple of years ago (again, haven't made it myself), but when it comes to socks, Jaywalkers and Monkeys have to be in the top 5 most popular sock patterns. (I just checked Ravelry and according to popularity, Monkeys are the most popular socks and Jaywalkers are at number 3.)
I've done Jaywalkers and enjoyed them, but had never done Monkeys. I decided it was time I had a pair of Monkeys!
I drew out the chart on a note card to keep in my sock bag, but didn't write down the edging used in the pattern - and as I write this, I realize I still haven't checked to see how the edging was done in the original - so I just worked 5 rounds of K2, P2 ribbing to keep it from rolling without distracting from the Monkey stitch pattern. The yarn I'm using is Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock Lightweight in Grimm's Willow Wren and I'm using my size 1's (US)/2.25 mm needles. It's a pretty easy pattern to follow and work, and as you can see, you get some really great texture in it's unblocked state.
Thanks for all the support and advice and references for Ramius. I tried to find some information online when we first got the diagnosis and most of what I found was memorial sites to kitties who had died of kidney disease. Freaked me out quite a bit and put me off searching online for answers to my questions. I did interrogate the vet quite a bit and got my immediate questions answered, but now that you guys have given me some places to get more information, I'll dive back in and see what I can find. Thanks.