Friday, September 14, 2007

Monkey See, Monkey Do

Woolly Boully Country Apple

Well, it seems as if everyone is making Monkey Socks--at least everyone but me. You see, I've had problems with lace-knitting. Lace-knitting does not like me. I tried it once--yo, k2tog, yo, blah blah, and I want to punch someone, especially if I have to pass any slip stitched over anything on top of all of that attention paying and counting.

But no, the Monkey Socks are quite tame; they're relaxing, mesmerizing. I now see why knitters knit one, then two, then three pairs of these. I already want to knit more and more of them. I already want to give some to everyone I know and love.

Monkey Socks

I started these last night, and I didn't want to stop. I'm making these with my new colorway, Country Apple in my 100% superwash merino Softie Sock line.

I've been a bit busy, so I won't be showing those two remaining finished objects just yet. Perhaps this weekend or early next week I will. But I did want to show you all that I too do as monkeys do. I am officially in the club, and coming to think of it, I was getting bored of my stockinette socks. I really was. I was losing interest.

I do feel a bit left out, however. It seems that all the action is over on Ravelry, and I was so naive. I thought that I could sign up at any time. I waited and waited and waited, and that line moves so slowly. It's perhaps the slowest line in the world.

Here is where I am in the queue:
  • You signed up on July 14, 2007
  • You are #16310 on the list.
  • 3937 people are ahead of you in line.
  • 16305 people are behind you in line.
  • 37% of the list has been invited so far
I really feel bad for those folks who are behind me in line. I've been waiting forever, and they will have to wait even longer. In one month, that list only moved by four percent. I'm very grumpy about this.

P.S. Thank you all for your comments and concerns over my mom's package. She has another one coming her way, this time by UPS.


Lazuli said...

It is hard waiting, I'll agree. I think your monkey sock looks great!

Katie K said...

This is what it says for me:

You signed up on July 3, 2007
You are #13157 on the list.
509 people are ahead of you in line.
19398 people are behind you in line.
38% of the list has been invited so far

I think 1100 were ahead of me a day or 2 ago, so the line's moving fast. Can't wait!

The_Add_Knitter said...

I agree that the Monkeys are relaxing and mesmerizing, and County Apple is just the yarn for the job, so lovely!!

Just think of this pre-Ravelry time as time to work on your dissertation, because one you're on, well, I don't want to be the bearer of bad news, but it is a major time suck!!

solje said...

silly me didn't bother getting on the list when it first started. I didn't think it would take this long. So I signed up in August. What a mistake.

You are #28943 on the list.
15588 people are ahead of you in line.

Maybe I am getting more done because I can't see all that's going on in Ravelry

Esoteric Knitter said...

These are gonna be great monkeys. :)

Gingersnaps with Tea... said...

Pretty, pretty yarn! As always. I have yet to try Monkeys, lace doesn't like me either :-).
You will like Ravelry, it's cool stuff, worth waiting on.

K. said...

I think we signed up at about the same time. Your numbers sound very familiar to mine. They sure seem to be taking their time. Everything else on the web seems so instant!

I am glad you are having fun with your monkey socks! I want to make them, too. They look so cool! When I first saw the pattern I wasn't excited about it. But then I started to see the ones people were making and I fell in love.

Knitstress Mary said...

Your monkies are beautiful. I still have yet to knit a pair of them. My next pair of socks are going to be in a pattern called Celigh (sp) and I am tyring to decide which one of your colorways I am going to use. By the way I love your new color.

Alice said...

ooo nice yarn for monkeys