The latest swap that I signed up for was a ‘colour’ swap. There were just a few rules to follow:
* that the items in the parcel were all one colour
* that we followed a $20 price limit
I was a bit cheeky with this as I used some stash yarn I was given from a friend’s stash to make a pair of socks. I also dyed up some 4 ply yarn in an attempt at a semi-solid red (actually, it’s featured on here already), and included some red-wrapped chocolate and soap. I also made a wee pair of sock blockers from a plastic placemat – these cost me only $1 to make! All wrapped up in a bag I had recieved a gift in, I made it under the price limit.
The socks are an adult size pair of Monkeys. So now I’ve done a set – baby sized, kid sized and adult sized.
When I was borrowing my friend’s feet to try them on (thanks chook!) she asked me why they were called Monkeys. I had been wondering the same thing myself, but I think that if you look at the pattern picture, it gives you a bit of a clue.
Ever heard the saying about a monkey on my back”? In her introduction to the pattern on Knitty.com it sounds like Cookie A really struggled with this pattern, which is funny given what a great wee knit it is! So, when they were done, the monkey was off her back. Or on it again for the photo shoot anyway 🙂
These are my wee effort anyway – a solid red pair in 100% wool, and with woolly nylon in the heels to add extra strength.
So, here I sit, hoping that they have made it to their destination safely, and that they fit.