The yarn (Lorna's Laces in Icehouse) is knitting up beautifully--no pooling or spiraling to speak of.
Monkey #1: done to the toe. I didn't have my pal's measurements with me, and wanted to double check before I started on the toe, to make sure the foot is the right length.
Monkey #2: cast on and the ribbing is started. I (with the rest of the blogosphere!) really, really, really like this pattern.
But that leads me to my dilemma: my pal has, it seems, also gotten bitten by the Monkey bug, a fact that I didn't learn until I was pretty committed to the pattern. I'm wondering if I shouldn't make a different pair of socks for my pal, and keep the Monkeys for me (which has nothing-what-so-ever to do with the fact that I love love love these socks.)
What would you do? I'm going to finish the socks, but should I
- A. send them to my pal when I know that she's made a pair of Monkeys already and pat myself on the back for anticipating her tastes so well, or
- B. keep them for myself (or maybe as a "hurray! one Christmas present done! kind of a thing) and make an entirely new pair for her?
*I have George Michaels stuck in my head every time I pick these socks up!