My first pair of completed socks on sock-knitting-size needles were the Dublin Bay socks (blogged here). They took FOREVER. Maybe there was too much stockinette, too small of needles, I don’t know. It was a struggle to keep pressing on with them, particularly when the leg portion just never seemed to end.
I cast on for a pair of Monkeys on Monday, and by Tuesday night look at what I had accomplished! Almost time for the heel- one more 11 row repeat.
Size 2 needles and a lace pattern repeat definitely made this much easier. The 11 row repeat just became addicting, mesmerizing, and fun.
I have taken a break from the socks to concentrate on finishing up my Patons Cardigan- must complete before labor begins! As soon as I finish the sleeves and get her blocking, I will be back to monkeying around!
This little one has not been monkeying around this week, and I fear it is related to her monthly heartworm preventative medicine. A few months back we switched her from Sentinel, which was a combo heartworm and flea oral medication, to Interceptor (oral heartworm med) and Advantage (topical drops) . I gave her the medicine on Monday, and she was very depressed and lethargic all day and for most of the week. She perked up on her walks, but shortly after returning she was back to her mopey self, just lying in her crate. Today is her best day so far, though she is not 100% yet. Anyone else have trouble with Interceptor? I need to get a refill on it after this month but I’m going to ask the vet if we could try something else. A depressed lethargic dog who is usually so full of pep and spunk is quite sad!
Another place I have been monkeying around is on Ravelry! I finally got in! My SN is MercysMama if you care to visit me there 🙂
Have a great Thursday!