I definitely think there is a pair of monkey socks in my own feet's future.
In the meantime, I am knitting plain socks this week, but in an extremely bright Regia yarn that yields wide stripes. I am just zipping along - the first sock is almost done.
This past weekend I went digging through the stash (high-risk adventure) to locate this yarn:
I bought this over a year ago because it was a good deal and the colour appealed to me, even though it was not in my usual range of colour choices. About a month after buying the yarn, I received my Knitter's magazine and this pattern was on the cover:
"Persimmon Lace" (which is also found in Victorian Lace Today). I knew that yarn and pattern were just meant for each other.
A friend is having her 50th birthday in September and she loves the colour orange in all its variations so this will (hopefully) be her present.
The center panel is easy enough - a simple six-row repeat - although it is patterned on both even and odd rows. It is the border that makes me feel a bit queasy as I have never done one of these before. I am not sure that attempting this for the first time in slick mohair/silk yarn is the smartest thing to do. However, since I have survived
Never one to pass on an opportunity for online shopping, I ordered some of the new Addi lace circulars to try out on this project.