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December 22, 2006

From Susan — Just When You Thought You had Seen Everything…

Filed under: Back Story,Sock Monkey Dresses — lv2knit @ 4:25 pm

My Sock Monkey Ornament acquired a girlfriend — and look what she is doing.  That little monkey girl is KNITTING!!!!!


A couple of friends found this lil gem for me — I could not believe my eyes.  She has a little felt (-ed) knitting bag with balls of yarn and another scarf she already finished up.  She’s more ahead on her Christmas knitting than I am!  She is a knitting diva.

I did finish the Tychus Hat.  It looks just like the picture when it’s on — a little too long and a bit bell shaped.  So, I may try to felt it slightly.


This picture shows the grafted edge (the longest purple stripe up the middle).  I like it for some reason and it was fun to make.  Might be even more fun to change a bit…

Wendy of Wendyknits has been in a bit of a controversy lately because she talked about the “Knit from Your Stash 2007” concept which is floating around the knitting blogs.  Some people accused her of trying to put knitting stores out of business.  Absurd.  It is far more likely that on-line yarn shopping will put stores out of business or the fact that too many stores opened up hoping to jump on the knitting band wagon.  People can say they are going to knit from their stash, but if they want yarn, they will buy it.  I try to shop my stash, but what I want is rarely there.  If it is, great, but if not I’m shopping.

I’m feeling more ready for the holidays and certainly in a great mood now that I have my girl sock monkey.  She completes me! 



  1. Re knitting from your stash: where do people think that yarn came from originally? Unless you spin, and I don’t except for fun, you bought it somewhere. It’s funny, but I have been trying to knit from my stash and from my unfinished head start projects because I personally feel a bit guilty indulging myself in more and more yarn when I could knit for the rest of my life from what I already own. I will, of course, keep buying yarn. It’s in my nature. But I don’t see what’s wrong with knitting with the yarn that I ALREADY BOUGHT from a local yarn store.

    Comment by surly — December 22, 2006 @ 4:31 pm

  2. Love the Monkey! My son’s Tychus has some of the same fit problems. I felted it (more fulled than felted) slightly las week and he likes it better. Of course, I fiddled with the pattern (inadvertently) so the problems may be mine and not the pattern.

    Comment by Pam — December 22, 2006 @ 7:38 pm

  3. Awwwww- the knitting sock monkey- what could be better? I’ll have to go look for girlfriends for my two fellas.

    Comment by Lorraine — December 22, 2006 @ 9:44 pm

  4. People who have Spongebob ornaments on their tree (uh, me) will not make comments about sock monkey ornaments. 😉

    Comment by Wendy — December 22, 2006 @ 10:34 pm

  5. Oh my! You best separate those two or you’ll wake up Christmas morning with a tree full of sock babies!

    Comment by Michelle — December 23, 2006 @ 12:00 pm

  6. From Susan to Michelle: they DO look a little too chummy. I may have to keep my eye on the monkey business going on or at least separate them at night!

    Comment by surly — December 23, 2006 @ 1:10 pm

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