The Monkey sock pattern is a wonderful one. I knit it a very long time ago, but the socks have since felted with wear and don't really fit me any more. So when I was looking for a pattern to go with my Misti Alpaca yarn, I decided to go with Monkeys again.
As my monthly knit lists have shown, these socks were going no where. The first time I cast on, the fabric seemed too loose and the sock just didn't look right. I went down a needle size and knit through the heel turn of the first sock. But that little voice in my head was telling me something was wrong. (Something besides the fact that I was hearing voices in my head. Hey, at least they were talking about knitting.)
The sock looks kind of small. The cuff is shorter than I'd like. And the knitting hasn't been fun at all. Instead it's been particularly tedious. So why was I still knitting it?
I'm not!!! I happily frogged. Then I pulled out a skein of Dream In Color Smooshy I'd been dying to try and consulted Ravelry for pattern ideas. I settled on Retro Rib from IK's Favorite Socks. And my new sock and I are off to a grand start!!
Let's hope this honeymoon period doesn't wear off too soon!