Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Two Toe Tuesday: Hawk Monkey Edition
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?