Friday, September 26, 2008

Ashburn Monkey

I cast on Cookie A's Monkey socks during the flight to Toronto awhile back. I've been working on them on and off ever since and finished them up last night.

I absolutely love this pattern! It has just the right amount of detail to keep me interested but not so much to make me crazy. I think I've mentioned here before that I knit to relax and to give myself something to do with my hands when I'm watching TV or traveling. I have enough challenges in my life without adding knitting to the list. Monkey fit the bill perfectly.

The yarn is Shepherd Sock in our Ashburn colorway. I just love the interaction between the colors and the pattern. I couldn't be any happier with the result.

Ashburn is one of our newest colorways. I have to admit that when I saw the first prototype I was lukewarm. But I know from experience that it's best for me to suspend judgment for awhile. Lots of time things grow on me. This was one of those times. Something happened and I made friends with Ashburn. More than friends actually, now it's one of my favorites. Funny how that works isn't it?

1 comment:

Marnie said...

I just finished knitting some Shepherd Sock into a little shawl for myself

That yarn is just pure delight to work with.

Your socks are beautiful and Cookie's patterns are always perfection.