Monday, July 09, 2007

Sockapalooza4 and a Chance to Win!

The Monkies are done and just waiting for some dry air so they can finish blocking. I'm glad I perservered with this yarn/pattern combo - they most certainly should fit my pal, and they meet her color and yarn-care requirements.

Project Specs:
Pattern: Monkey, by Cookie A.
Yarn: Fly*dyed Monarch Sock Yarn, colorway Fire
Needles: Addi Turbo #1
Notes: I've been wanting to try this yarn for a while, and this was a great excuse to get some. It is wonderful stuff - very much akin to Socks that Rock medium weight, a sproingy tightly plied 3-ply. It frogs and reknits withougt missing a beat (I know - these were frogged upwards of 5 times) and the colors are supersaturated. They also claim to be machine washable and dryable. There is most certainly more of this in my future, and there can be some in your future as well:

Go give Mindy a visit and some cash for her very good cause, and you may win my my second generous 6oz hank of this exact yarn (plus she has other fab prizes). Its a very good cause, and seeing all the dough we've all raised for the likes of the Harlot's MSF and Claudia's MS Ride, I'm thinking her modest goal should be easily met. She's on vacation this week, and I think it would be fun if she came home to discover she had met her goal, don't you? Her little one is the exact same age as PumpkinGirl and terribly cute, so go help them out.



Blogger Anne said...

What fantastic colors! Searing hot for the hot summertime. Nice job!!

3:16 PM  
Anonymous Kat said...

Gorgeous colors. Love the bright monkey socks.

3:47 PM  
Blogger Debi said...

Very pretty Monkeys! That yarn is just so juicy!

5:21 PM  
Anonymous Cheryl said...

Your sock pals are always so lucky, you do such a good job! No half-assed socks from you!

6:18 PM  
Anonymous Kim said...

Very hot but cool colors! Your sock pal is a very lucky lady!

9:23 PM  
Anonymous julia fc said...

Wow, those really worked out well. The stripes are evident, yet subtle, as if subtle could be used to describe a yellow and orange yarn.

8:07 AM  
Anonymous Beth S. said...

LOVE the finished Monkeys! I can't even come up with a superlative to express just how much I love them. They ROCK! They are what the well-dressed Gryffindor should be wearing! And you can still see the texture pattern even though the yarn is so colorful! Love, love, love. Love.

10:24 AM  
Anonymous Tracy, Mindy's sis said...

Thanks for supporting my sis in her goal. We really aprreciate it--more than we can probably express!

12:28 PM  
Anonymous Rachel said...

Love the Monkeys! The pattern works out so well, even in bright variegated yarn. Lucky sock pal!

12:55 PM  

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