Thursday, August 16, 2007

Monkey Swap

There's still time to sign up at

Monkey Swap Questions:
Do you consider yourself a beginning sock knitter, an intermediate, or have you been doing this so long you could probably knit a pair in your sleep?
I think that I am an intermediate sock knitter. There's still so much that I can learn.

The measurements:
Shoe size: !0 US
Foot circumference:
A little over 10 inches long (if you want to be precise. I'll say 10.25) and 9 inches around

Yarn Preferences:
What colors do you love? I love purples, blues, greens, and reds. One cool thing about the monkey pattern is the it looks good in variegated.

Do you prefer solids or variegated?
It really depends on the pattern. For the more elaborate Cookie patterns, I think a solid is best. But for Monkey and some of the free patterns, I like variegated.

Do you prefer wool, cotton or acrylic yarn?
I like wool if I'm knitting it or a cotton blend if I'm not (Cotton is awesome in the South, but it makes my hands hurt it too much to want to knit it myself).

What are your favorite brands of yarn?
I love Yarn Pirate, Socks that Rock, Woolmeise, White Oak Studios, Shelridge Farm Soft Touch Ultra, and Dream in Color

Are there any new brands you would like to try?
I would love to try Fiesta Boomerang or Merlin the Cat.

Cookie A. Patterns:
Which of her patterns have you already knit? I've already knit Monkeys, but I have Sock with No Name, Titania's Revenge, Thelonious, Mona, and Flicker

Only the Monkey Which pattern(s) would you like to knit and don’t already own? I would like twisted flower or Gothic Spire

Other pertinent information:
Would you be willing to have an international Monkey Pal or do you prefer one in the US? I'm fine with anyone, anywhere.

Do you have any allergies? Nope

Will your knitting be exposed to smoke or animals? I have animals but am smoke free

Are you on Ravelry yet? If you don’t mind having new friends, what is your Ravelry name? I am, it's LaLa


Anonymous said...

Greetings Monkey Pal!

I'm so excited to get started - I've already started collecting things for your package. Would you prefer a cotton blend sock since it's often warm in the south?

Have a great - middle school student free weekend!

Your Monkey Pal

Beck said...

I'm totally signing up for this if it's still open