I cast on my first pair of Monkeys over the weekend. I had attempted this pattern once before, back in the early days of my knitting. It was a disaster. Before trying Cookie A's most famous creation, I had only made one pair of socks (and those had some pretty funky heels!). First, I read the chart in the wrong direction, then I cast on one too few repeats, and the third time I lost a lot of stitches throughout the repeats. Each time I didn't catch the mistake until I got to the heel flap.
Lets hope that after over a dozen pair of socks I can finally make these ! I've always adored them, and after having evaded this pattern for almost two years, I knew this yarn was perfect for it. Everyone tells me how addicting they are. I'm ready for another try!
Today is also the first day of Andi's craft photo challenge month. Today's prompt is "You in Action":
I'm especially proud of this one because I figured out how to use the timer on my new camera.
To see more beautiful works-in-progress, make sure to check out Tami's Amis and for more photos from the "A Month of Craft Photos" go see Andi at Untangling-Knots.