Yarn Along: Monkey Socks & Little House
Knitting– Another pair of Monkey Socks. At this point, I have no idea how many times I’ve knit this pattern, but it’s a LOT. I swear it’s one of the FASTEST sock patterns to do, though. There’s something to the rhythm… 6 pattern repeats on the leg, 6 on the foot … it helps you feel accomplished and keeps you going. For me it’s late in the month to have just started a Christmas present, but these move along quickly enough that I think they should be ready in time for our December 23rd gathering. The yarn is Dream in Color Smooshy, in a colorway called “Spicy Smooches”. (I think it was a limited edition color or part of a kit from The Loopy Ewe, but I’m not positive.)
Reading– A few weeks back when I helped my parents get their Christmas decorations out of the attic, we found my old boxed-set of all the Little House books that my mom read to me as a child. I was so happy to have them, and am looking forward to re-reading them as an adult. I started reading Little House in the Big Woods aloud to Myles. He’s not all that interested yet, but I hope someday he’ll enjoy them.
Amanda lives with her family on a little red farmstead in northwestern Pennsylvania. By day she's a web developer specializing in WordPress and in her off time she enjoys working with goats and other livestock on the farm, canning, knitting, and crocheting.
Those socks look great! I’m knitting my first pair of very basic ones and I’m a bit fed up already, hopefully they come together quickly! 🙂
Such a beautiful color of yarn and cables!
That is an amazing color! I’m going to have to see if it’s available. Monkey Socks were one of the first lace projects I made, so they weren’t easy for me! Someday I’ll try another pair.
I reread some of the Little House books when my kids were little and that was a lot of fun.
Love the color of that sock yarn. I have never read the Little House books. Maybe someday.