A Prince of A Monkey

Even with all the excitement during the big game on Sunday, I managed to finish my Purple Rain monkey socks. I love them. ‘Natch.

For all of you who’ve been living under a rock, through no fault of your own I’m sure, I’ll give you the particulars. The pattern is Monkey by the genius that is Cookie A. All the credit for the Picot Edge mod should go to Margene because she’s the one who did it first. Wizard Woman Tina dyed the yarn – STR. Purple Rain colorway. Don’t ask me if it’s available. If it’s not on the website, it probably means the colorway’s not in the rotation at this time. Don’t hate me because I have a large stash of the stuff.

I am definitely NOT sick of this pattern yet. In fact, yesterday I cast on for a new pair, but I’m not loving the harmony between the colorway and the sock. I may go a completely different direction in colorways on the next pair. I have to go through my stash again and make some decisions.

Thanks for all the kind comments on Oblique – and on my belly! This pregnancy thing is so weird. All of a sudden, sort of like, you’re this completely different person. Not just mentally and emotionally – but PHYSICALLY! What happened to me? I don’t remember what it felt like to NOT be pregnant.

The drilling today is driving me nuts. BONKERS. C-A-R-A-Z-Y! So I think I’m going to eat some breakfast (or MORE breakfast) and take a walk in the fog wearing my new cozy sweater and new socks. My polling place is pretty close by so I think I can make it there and back without too many breaks. If you live in a primary state, I could care less who you vote for – that’s your personal business and just like I don’t think anyone should tell you who you should (or shouldn’t) marry or which god you should worship – I don’t think anyone should tell you how to vote. You should vote the way YOU believe is right for you and your family. But you should definitely VOTE.

That’s my public service message for the day. Have a good one!


  1. I have followed you though out your pregancy as my daughter in law is also expecting and I spent all fall knitting small items. I just got a message she has gone into labor. Going to be an exciting day for this Grammie.
    PS. I voted last week. Good advice… Vote and express your very own choices.

  2. That is my ideal yarn colour. I shed tears for it’s apparent unavailability.

  3. I voted first thing this morning…number 25 at my polling place. Getting out for a walk sounds like a great idea to clear your head from the noise. Love the purple Monkeys. Monkeys are very, very addicting!

  4. Lovely socks. I am starting to get the urge to knit a pair of Monkeys because of you and Margene. Thanks.

  5. Fab Monkeys! And your feet don’t even look pregnant! 😉 Your vote should count for 2 today.

  6. Yesss, we hates you, and we wants your stash my precious…
    Ahem. Sorry. Lovely socks. Yes, pregnancy does come to seem like you were born that way and are destined to remain that way forever, but, trust me, this, too, shall pass. And yes, I plan to vote on the way home from work. How much longer does the drilling idiocy continue?
    (STR stash my preciousss…)

  7. LOVE the Purple Rain Monkeys! They’re beautiful. I may have to try the picot edging…

  8. Yay for another pretty pair of Monkeys!

  9. Great socks!! I love the color you’re looking for!

  10. Fantastic! Thanks for the lovely FO shots.
    My mother-in-law has an interesting take on voting: you can’t whine about the administration if you didn’t participate in the process.
    Glad there are other people who appreciate the importance of voting!

  11. I’m currently obsessed by the Monkey socks, and loving it. I’m thinking about the next one.
    A funny thing I remember about being pregnant–and after. It took a while to get used to someone else moving inside me. What a crazy sensation. After the delivery it took a while to not always be feeling for the movement.

  12. Lovely socks! I think the color is beautiful, except now I can’t get that song out of my head.

  13. I keep on LOL-ing about the small belly comments. You look just amazing and right on track to me; why?
    Because this was me at almost 36 weeks. I never made it past 37.
    So that belly? perfect in each and every way!
    (Tell me that you’ll take the scraps of yarn and knit a few pairs of mini-monkeys once that little baby is there?)

  14. I’m feeling the Monkey love here!

  15. Sunnyknitter says:

    Lovely socks! Today is the first time I’ll be able to vote as an American. It’s been odd not voting for so many years being a Canadian ex-pat. I’ve always believed in the saying if you don’t vote, you can’t bitch! And don’t we all like to bitch from time to time?!

  16. I’m impressed that you successfully finished your knitting Sunday night. I’ve got a collection of dropped stitches. Apparently when i started jumping up and down, some stitches fell off the needle. When I sat back down, I was so excited I didn’t notice and knit on. Yesterday morning, I discovered a hole.

  17. great socks! i love the color!

  18. how many monkey’s does that make it? I know your ravelry lies.

  19. Thanks for the great Public Service Announcement! I agree…the important part is to get out and vote…if you don’t participate in the process, you have no right to complain, in my opinion. We vote next Tuesday in Maryland.

  20. Couldn’t have said it better. I waited to go until after the boys were out of school, just so they could come along and see the process. It was great.
    LOVE the sweater by the way. . . . .

  21. Those are just gorgeous. I love the colors and I love how it goes with the pattern so nicely.