Monday, March 19, 2007

Cheeky Monkey

You know I can't resist a fiber named "Cheeky Monkey" especially since I like all things monkey and have my own Cheeky Little Monkeys. Plus I figure that it will distract you from other things that I was supposed to have ready by today.

Cheeky Little Monkeys
See the Cheeky Little Monkeys?

Amy over at Spunky Eclectic had this fiberlicious goodness in her shop and it had to be mine. Yup, I didn't stop at ordering the Finnsheep fleece. There have been other LOFAD purchases over the last couple of weeks (she says smiling sheepishly).


Cheeky Monkey roving

Sumptuous merino/silk dyed in brown, pink and peach. It reminds me of those Brach's candies whose name escapes me now.

A little less than 2 oz of that fiber became these singles ...

'Merino/Silk


that became this sock weight yarn ...

Cheeky Monkey sock yarn with Cheeky Little Monkeys

"Cheeky Monkey" sock yarn

that will become socks. Yes, socks from she-who-doesn't-love-socks. But it screams to be socks and I have to listen to the fiber or they've all threatened to pack up and run away and we can't have that.

Hope that distracted you enough. If all goes well, I'll have permission to move forward with my project later today. If not, zee Muse has many, many rabbits left in her hat...

9 comments:

Mary said...

Beautiful sock yarn! Perhaps you'll knit the Monkey sock pattern (from Knitty) with it?

(She smiled sheepishly...).

Diana said...

Wow! that roving turned into a beautiful color but I'm quite sure your expert spinning did that!! My son saw your monkeys and wants one. Where can I find the pattern? They are adorable!

Renee said...

Yup, I was distracted. Thanks! I love that the cheekies are back on the blog. I hoped they weren't on mothballs somewhere.

Robin said...

ooooooooh~Pretty! Great sock yarn!

Nikki said...

love the monkeys! and that sock yarn is sooooo purty.

KnitNana said...

Ah...IM. That sock yarn is gorgeous!
(((hugs)))

Amy Boogie said...

Fantastic sock yarn. I knew the monkeys would love it :) Good luck with yoru project.

Wanda said...

That is gorgeous sock yarn! Even you who doesn't knit socks, I think you would be happyto knit with it.

Mimi said...

I love those monkeys!!! Did You knit them??? I am new to your blog, so you might have already said so. sorry! If so... what pattern??
Mimi from Mosaic