Last year, the sock pattern of choice for me was Monkey. I made three pair (here, here and here) (damn, just looking at them makes me want to make another pair…) Ahem. Anyway, I just love the pattern – its easy, goes really fast, but yet looks so nice. I love wearing my Monkeys, and have to restrain myself from casting on additional pairs. I know I’ll never get tired of the pattern….
So I was a little shocked this weekend to realize that perhaps Monkey was just the pattern for 2007. For 2008, I think there may be a new one….
This is Nutkin – and I have to tell you – I love it. I saw the pattern on Ravelry (I know, people are tired of other people linking to Ravelry). But there is a nice feature that lets you see what your friends are up to (or a stalker feature) – and I saw this pattern because someone put it in their queue (I forget who). It looked nice, so I started it this weekend. It is a very clever pattern – the cuff especially. I’m actually already past the heel – and have already started thinking of what other yarn I have for another pair. Speaking of yarn – like it? Its Lisa Souza Sock! in Gendarme. I really like this yarn – I think I bought it online, but I’ve seen it at Stitches (drat – should have gone this year and bought more!).
Although I love Nutkin, today I didn’t knit on the train. I was completely and totally distracted and engrossed by a book. I got “A Thousand Splendid Suns” for Christmas – started it this morning, and I think I’ll be up late tonight finishing it. I read his previous book and really enjoyed it. I really recommend this – it is an amazing book. Wow. That’s all I can say. Wow! Has anyone read it?
Have a great Wednesday – only two more work days for me this week! And then a long long weekend…..