Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Two Toe Tuesday: Hawk Monkey Edition

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When I jumped into the Ravelry January Sockdown KAL, I admit that my plans were a little ambitious--two pair of socks, one of which was the Mystery Sock. The mystery sock is still in the works, but I do still like the pattern and I plan to finish them. Although I fell short of finishing both, these Monkeys squeaked in before the deadline. I'd really like to do another pair of these soon, possibly at a tighter gauge and in a yarn that is a little less busy. Don't get me wrong, I love the yarn (Hazel Knits Hometown Football Team) and the way the socks turned out, but I'm not always trying to show my Seahawks spirit. As a matter of fact, it will be quite some time before I think about football again, now that baseball season is less than a month away.



One interesting thing to note about the Monkey socks is that when I first posted about mine two months ago, there were 2,300 finished and 3,200 total Monkeys on Ravelry. Earlier this past weekend, there were about 3,100 finished and 4,100 total on Ravelry. That means that 1,600 Monkeys have been finished in the last two months--amazing. I know exactly how dorky this sounds, but wouldn't it be cool to see some sort of popularity growth curve for projects over time? Wouldn't it?

5 comments:

Laura said...

Did you make those monkey pants??

Naomi said...

Nice!

I'm getting excited about baseball season!

That is amazing..the stats on Monkey. Wowza. Yes it would be cool to track growth of projects...

Elizabeth Bienas said...

those look awesome! i love that yarn.

and yes, that would be really dorky to get a growth curve. you ARE a dork! :)

Cactusneedles said...

I love your pjs! Those are great monkeys. I was thinking about making another pair in a solid color and a tighter gauge too. Yeah baseball! All the spring training games have started here, but I haven't been yet. Take care.

emicat said...

I love how your monkeys turned out! Now if I could only finish that darn 2nd one so that I can start on something else :)