Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Me and my monkey

I don't like mokeys. I had a nasty experience with a bunch of them in Thailand once and had no interest in a repeat performance. Really I'd rather stick a fork in my eye.

Turns out I'm surrounded by them at the moment though.


JD doesn't share my dislike of monkeys. He quite adores them. Particularly these Balinese ones. And especially when they take me by surprise, sabotaging my careful plans to not get within 2m of them, resulting in an involuntary scream of horror. I'm still trying to figure out how my holiday vision of dips in the pool, good books and the odd gin and tonic transgressed repeatedly into fork-in-the-eye monkey visits.

Um, dudes, check out those nipples! OUCH!

They're much nicer in photo form than real life. Unlike these monkeys:


I'll keep these ones in real life. On my feet. The yarn is colinette jitterbug in 'popsicle' (from here). It's pretty good: soft, great colours, good price. It's a bit short on yardage though, I'm glad I've got small feet or there could have been tears.


I don't mind the pooling either. Although I might buy some more and do a basic rib sock to see how it goes. And this is a fantastic pattern, highly recommend it. It's complex enough to keep you interested, but not so difficult you get distracted. It lends itself well to magic loop on (2.5mm) addi's (my first magic loop socks!). I could get used to doing socks on magic loop, it's so much easier than double points.


Maybe not all monkeys are so bad.

12 comments:

futuregirl said...

The monkeys are very cute in the photos ... *all* of the monkeys.

del said...

ALL the monkeys in your pics are cute, LOL...but I like the ones on your feet best!

melissa said...

aww, i heart monkeys. and your socks turned out great!

Sourire11 said...

Your socks are fabulous!

Madge said...

Better to have a monkey on yer foot than on yer back...or a fork in your eye. Socks = awesome!

Bells said...

BP they are beautiful!!! I'm going to check them out. Spectacular socks! And I'm not keen to get up close and personal with the flea ridden kind either. They're kinda creepy.

Leah said...

I love the monkeys! The live ones & your socks!! I think the pooling is quite amazing & looks fantastic!

Isn't magic loop the best!?!?! I *heart* it so!

Shazmina Bendi said...

He he he! Monkeys!! :) I have to say they are cute, although not my favorite animal. Socks are great,I like the pooling too!

Dharma said...

Tres excellent work. Which colourway? Popsicle? Just curious

E said...

I understand the monkey phobia. I have one of possums. People don't get it, but who said phobias were rational? I guess you have made your own version of a sock monkey :)

Rachael said...

Love, Love, Love the monkey socks!!! Balinese monkeys are cranky though don't you think?

volcboy said...

Don't like monkeys, hey? Mojo doesn't like you either.

What are you, some sort of intelligent design advocate? :-)