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Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Monkey Two

Once again, I'm sock knitting in the school pick up line so I'm starting the foot of my second Monkey sock. I'm glad to get to the foot because I'm doing the feet in Stockinette Stitch rather than the Monkey stitch pattern.

(Opinion time.) I know that Monkeys are a VERY popular sock pattern and lots of people have knit more than one. I'm personally not feeling the love with the Monkey design. There's nothing wrong with the design, it's not difficult, it's working in this multicolored sock yarn with no problems, I'm just not enjoying knitting it. I seriously considered frogging the entire first sock and reknitting it with another pattern just so I wouldn't have to knit a second Monkey sock. I decided against it so I could say I've knit a full pair of Monkeys, not for a knitting trophy (which I'm sure is going to be delivered any day now), but so I wouldn't wonder later why I hadn't finished my Monkeys and decide to knit another pair due to my short memory. For those of you that love Monkeys, knit them to your heart's content. For myself, this will be the only pair of Monkeys I knit and I can't wait to finish them.



Blogger Kimberly said...

I felt the same way about the Monkeys and the Jaywalkers too... They were fine, but not a pleasurable knit. I often wonder what makes certain patterns uber-popular.

9:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gah! I typed something and it disappeared!

Essentially what I said was, since the pattern is so simple - 12-round repeat, repeat the pattern 4 times each round - it's easy to memorize and really mindless. Looks more impressive than it is.

I've knit 2 pair (the second was just because I started a sock while out running around, wanted to put in a stitch pattern, and that was the first (memorized) one that came to mind) but am in no hurry to knit any more, anytime soon. They just don't excite me.

12:45 PM  
Anonymous Suzanne said...

I'm with you one hundred percent. I got my first Monkey almost to the toe decreases, then frogged it. I guess I will have to be in the Monkeyless minority.

4:23 PM  
Blogger Jane said...

Mine are hibernating (I am trying to knit both at once!)

10:29 PM  

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