Saturday, April 14, 2007

Welcome to the Monkey House



Pattern: Monkey by Cookie A. / Knitty Winter 2006
Yarn: Cherry Tree Hill Supersock in Indian Summer
Modifications: None, except used 2.25 instead of 2.5 needles

These were fun and quick to knit. I never have the urge to knit the same thing twice, but I am already thinking of knitting another pair! I searched for awhile to find the yarn I wanted to use. I wanted a subtle varigation that would show off the pattern. I looked online then realized I had what I wanted in my stash all along.

After blocking, I took my Monkeys out to play shuffleboard.


These are some of the oldest courts at the club. I think they were installed around 1928. They're terrazzo (the other 50 courts are concrete). In their present condition the terrazzo courts are unplayable (terrazzo courts are very difficult to maintain). But they sure are purty.


Here's an eye-candy photo of my little monkeys (one of their more serious-looking poses for the camera). Jackson is in the back, Sasha in the middle, Betty in the front. One of Sasha's nicknames is Monkey (aka Sasha Monkey). She was six months old when I adopted her. She had been a stray for who knows how long so bringing her home was a little like bringing home a baby raccoon (she refused to eat from a bowl for a couple weeks!). She earned her Monkey nickname shortly after I adopted her. She decided she wanted to sit on my friend's lap so she climbed up by scaling his legs. She put her right paws on one leg, left paws on the other, and shimmied right up like a little spider monkey.

17 comments:

Tikabelle said...

Congratulations! Those Monkey socks are adorable. I have 2 pairs on the needles right now - one for my best friend and one for me. Isn't it a lovely pattern? Your puppy landlords are aDORable. :)
-Tikabelle (from the 52-Pair Plunge)

a blossom knits said...

The socks are AMAZING!!!! I just love that color!! Oh, now you have me thinking about spending more $$ . . thanks. ;P

I love the puppies. :)

Ann K. said...

They look SUPERB!! I love the look of that pattern.. I plan to knit them for the first time very soon for a Monkey Sock Exchange that I'm part of. You should consider joining if you like knitting the pattern... should be fun.
Love your dogs... they are very pretty and handsome... I have two French bulldogs that are my little "monkeys". LOL!

Heddy said...

Once again, those Monkeys are beautiful -- the colour suits them so well- makes the pattern pop! -- and your Jacks are sweet little monkeys too! We have a Valley Bulldog who uses her "hands" like a monkey! Dogs are so funny - they crack me up all the time (your 3 look like they are waiting for you to put the camera down so they can have some fun! "'nuff with the serious stuff!" LOL

Alyson said...

Yay! They look SO good! The pattern really pops in that yarn (okay, just looked up and saw that Heddy said the same exact thing - great minds, you know...) They're especially fabulous on the shuffleboard court!

Hehehe....the babies are so sweet. I can tell they just did something wrong. Or they're thinking about doing something wrong. I'm on to them....

lauren/knitting in the dark said...

those are very pretty socks - I wasn't sure about the Monkey pattern, but you've convinced me...

Terhi said...

I love your Monkeys, all of them! :-)

Laura said...

I'm sure the socks loved shuffleboard! Love the dogs, bot but they are adorable!

Phoebe said...

You were right...they are quick knit and came out divine. Like the shuffleboard shot. Great idea! And Indian Summer is the perfect color for Monkey...next Loopy Ewe order.
The pups are too cute and just as described.

KBlicious said...

beautiful pup pic!!!! and another pair of perfectly gorgeous socks!!!! go you!!! love them!

Opal said...

I adore your Monkeys! How perfect they are! So are your darling pups. :-)

Beth said...

Your monkeys are great! The color is perfect.

I said the same thing when I finished mine - I never knit the same thing twice, but for these, I'll make an exception! Can't wait to see your second pair.

knittingphilistine said...

Beautiful! And love the title of your post.

pamela wynne said...

love these monkeys! (and, of course, the title.)

Christy said...

So pretty. I love the color.

Anonymous said...

So, not a pair of purple Monkeys then. Hmmm, what will I be knitting for you??

Nora said...

Beautiful Monkey socks - and puppies!