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Monkey See, Monkey Two

I made another pair of Monkey Socks. I chose the pattern because it’s entertaining and easily memorized. And I chose the yarn (Woolen Rabbit Rosemary & Thyme Superwash) because I knew I’d be spending time with Kim and I thought she’d enjoy seeing me knit with her yarn while we were together.


I started them at the airport in Providence and by the time I got to Phoenix (name that tune!) I had finished the leg and heel flap.


When my plane landed in Salt Lake City I had finished the gusset decreases and was halfway down the foot of sock one.


And by the time I was on my way home, I had finished sock two. In fact, I kitchenered the toe while waiting to board the plane that would take me from Baltimore to Providence and ultimately home.


5 days for a pair of socks. A record for me. And my twentieth pair in 2007.

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  1. As I’ve said before, you ARE the sock Goddess! Those look beautiful in that colorway. I have some too- just may have to make some Monkeys with mine!

  2. My husband is a huge Glen Campbell fan. 😉

    Nice socks! And how sweet to knit with Kim’s yarn.

  3. Record time because all you HAD was time. They are such good looking socks and I love saying they are so soft, too! Nice yarn, nice trip, nice socks. 😉

  4. Socks are my favorite plane knitting, but I’m not that fast! I can get a baby sock per flight when we go to SLC! Sounds like you went Southwest? Next time you guys go, I’ll meet you in Baltimore and fly out with you.

  5. Wow! I’m very impressed that you had them done so fast! They’re beautiful! Did you have anything else to knit on the last part of your flight home?

  6. What great fall-winter colors! I bet you are dipping into your sock collection to keep warm now, and even considering putting the top back on the Jeep.

  7. They are delightful! I’m almost done with my first pair of Monkeys. I also love how quick and easy the pattern is -I forgot it at home once and could keep going.

  8. Lovely yarn/pattern/knitting combo! And thanks for modeling them. So many times I’ve seen pics of Monkey socks “off the hoof”, so to speak, and they’ve looked so…cobly, bumpy. They didn’t appeal. But THEN you put them on, and now I’ll have to knit a pair! See what you’ve done! VBG!

  9. That’s a great pattern, and you’ve made some great socks with it! But the real news–20 pairs! Your feet will never be cold again. 🙂

  10. What pretty socks! I love the colorway and the pattern itself. I’ve been playing with the idea to knit a pair of cookie’s socks, I just love her work!

  11. Five days? Wow! It seems like most knitters whip this pattern out at record speed. I think I may be one of the last knitbloggers left who haven’t knit this pattern, but I can feel myself breaking down every time I see a new pair. They’re lovely!

  12. They’re beautiful, and you knit them so quickly! I just started my first pair of Monkeys and I’m loving them. The pattern is so fun and easy. Enjoy!

  13. You rock!

    Those look awesome – love that colorway.

    I finished my first monkeys a few months ago and will probably do more in the future. 🙂

  14. I do love that color/yarn, and am astounded at your speed. My fastest pair were 10 days (though that was for a friend with size 11 feet, so maybe if yours are petite. . .)

  15. oooh! those came out nice. Impressive speediness 🙂

    One of my good friends and I started socks together. She’s finished hers and they look great. I’m still working on number 1. Someday I’ll finish. hehe

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