My main goal over the weekend was to finish my Tootie Fruity Monkey Socks.  Imagine my delight when I was grafting the toe closed by Saturday afternoon!  That meant I got to wind up some new yarn and get started on another pair of socks right away.  Apparently I’m in a sock mood these days, and I’ve decided to run with it.

This yarn was from the summer shipment of the 2009 Rockin’ Sock Club.  I instantly loved the colors, but wasn’t so sure about the pattern.  So I let it sit.  As soon as the calendar turned to March I found myself wanting to knit with bright, fresh colors, and this skein immediately came to mind.

Pattern: Monkey Socks by Cookie A. (Ravelled here)

Yarn: BMFA Socks that Rock Lightweight in Garden Daze

Needles: US size 1/2.5 mm

Mods: none.

I was expecting these vibrant shades of pink, yellow, and green to pool or get flashy when knit up, but instead they played together and made stripes.  The darker shades stuck together, and the lighter shades did too.  This created dramatic stripes that made the colorway look entirely different than it had in the skein.  I like this consistency in color repeats, yet the way the colors worked together made the whole sock look like a different colorway to me.

That said, I’m very happy with how they turned out: zesty, zany, and fun.  Just how I like my spring socks!

6 thoughts on “Zesty

  1. Now those are some happy socks! Perfect for keeping your feet dry on these rainy days! Love the combo of yarn / pattern!

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