I have put the thunderstorm sweater on hold since it was misbehaving and decided that I needed to do some selfish knitting. I’m making some cozy, hand knit socks and LOVING every minute of them. I can’t get enough. There is absolutely no worry of second sock syndrome here.
The pattern is Monkey, by Cookie A. It is a bit on the expensive side at $6, but I can see myself making this sock several times (which is unheard of in knitting, it takes a special pattern to want to make it more than once).
I tried to analyze just why this is so addictive and I think it comes down to the following:
- The pattern is bite sized, meaning there are just enough rows in the pattern to make you want to finish the repeat and when you do it’s a decent amount of progress, so you want to do *just one more repeat*
- It is fairly easy to memorize the pattern if you think of it in pairs of rows
- The yarn and needles I’m using are delightful
I’ve also had to spend an inordinate amout of time waiting in the doctor’s office and pharmacy (which means knitting time) because my 5 year old has pneumonia 😦 My poor little man, he’s on the mend, but I’m thinking of extra ways to spoil him and make him feel better.