my cheeky monkey

My yarn came today, yay! I knocked off work at 4:30 and went to stand in line at the post office until the world ended, and immediately cast on with Rosalind (the brown/pink/blue/white in the upper right-hand corner) for my Monkey socks, denying all the way that this yarn was too thick (sport weight, even) for Monkeys. It was going to be great, it would be a Monkey in baby clothes. Pastel Monkey.

I didn't even finish the inch of twisted rib before I gave up. For I am stubborn and good at denial, but I'm lazy even more than I am stubborn, and no way was I going to waste more effort than I had to. (On 4 dpns, the ribbing was loose on my leg. Augh.)

So now I am casting about in desperation. I'll find a good pattern for sport weight stockinette socks for all the new sockyarn, yes, but (said through gritted teeth) I really want to make monkey socks.

Ashabee's is out. Clovenpine is out. I've asked for some Watermelon Tourmaline Silkie STR for my birthday, but that is still awhile away and as I've covered, patience is not my strong suit. I got some Lucy STR in lightweight, but I've stashed it deep because it's for a rainy day, a day far in the future when they've discontinued the colorway and I've got Important Financial Responsibilities (read: children*) and so can't spend money on sockyarn and I need a pick-me-up. (Also: Lucy Jaywalkers!)

Part of me wants to plunk down another $20-$30 for a skein of Fleece Artist Sea Wool (in Wildflowers, oooh) that will be specifically dedicated to Monkey socks and then if that does not work, just throw myself off a bridge. But that involves a) waiting (and I believe I've addressed that) and b) possibly throwing myself off a bridge. Over socks. So, Plan F:

Trekking XXL. For Monkey socks. Monkeys don't live in Trekking (like they do in Costa Rica), it's not pink and yellow, which is the color combination I'm currently obsessed with, it does not look like a monkey in babywear, but - and this is the important part - I have some right here.

Upon googling Trekking Monkey Sock, I have counted at least 5 people who are making Monkey socks and are making other socks out of Trekking, but no people who are making Monkey socks out of Trekking. Is this crazy? Is this the knitting equivalent of taking your cousin to the prom? Is Trekking that kid who you used to climb trees with and spy on the neighbors with, but who just isn't really prom material? Is Trekking meant only for stockinette?

At this point, if taking kin to the prom is wrong, I don't want to be right.

*far, faaar in the future, I said.

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