Strangely, the title became prophetic. Reference

Thursday night, I start putting together this post by putting in the pics, save as draft, and presto! My site goes away. It is partially sorted out now, but I still have some investigation to do.

In any case, I decided to do an update on my knitting. (Yeah, I am still doing that!)

During that dismal period at the end of last year where I was spending way too much time at work, Mr. Penney would try to pick my spirits up by taking me to yarn shops to buy yarn. He knows me too well, doesn’t he?

On the one trip to Cloverhill, Mr. Penney spotted some yarn that he like. This, of course, meant instant purchase, and now the sock has been started.

The color is Monkey’s Wrench in Sea Sock by the Sanguine Gryphon. It is moving along fairly quickly, though when I first started it at knit night, I had a problem. The yarn is the same color as some of the tabletops at Panera. It was like knitting camouflage. Now that I am past the toe, it is no problem, as I barely have to look at it now.

Something that I do have to look at is Tannenbaum.

Yep, I have not forgotten about it. I just finished all of the decreasing for the flap heel, so it is pretty much smooth sailing from here on out. I do have to look at this sock while I am knitting it though. (Note to self: next time, make the charts line up better.)

There is new yarn coming into the house! I received the first shipment (Spring) from Sheila‘s sock club.

I also got this from Sheila for providing the name to a new yarn.

It’s “In the Navy.” See, if you bug a person long enough to make a color for you, eventually, they will! Ahh! The rewards of nagging! Next up, having her dye a rainbow yarn and calling it “Y.M.C.A.”

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6 responses to “Monkey Wrench”

  1. I do so enjoy a blog all about sock knitting. Mr. Penney is very attentive, Al sees me getting enough yarn in the mail these days so no trips to the yarn store with him. I’m glad your work situation has calmed down and that you have more time for the essentials now.

  2. Oooh! I love that “In the Navy” great color and great name. 🙂
    Taryn says she will buy yarn called Y.M.C.A. if it’s made.

  3. Stacey Avatar

    Come over little boy. I know how we can get you some Y.M.C.A. but you have to help. Next time P. takes you yarn shopping, call me and I will come.
    By the way, where were you today.


  4. Karen Frisa Avatar
    Karen Frisa

    Pretty blue yarn, but I hope I can get those songs out of my head!

  5. mr. penney has such good taste.

    i have the same little purple lid container! it’s so handy!

  6. Hi, I just found your blog through FugueStateKnits. I love your spinning and was wondering what kind of wheel you use (I have an Ashford Traditional)…I’m just curious. I also noticed you were using some yarn from the Sanguine Gryphon. I have some combed top from them that I have been too scared to try spinning (I’ve only been spinning for a few weeks. I’m an all socks all the time knitter myself. Anyway, I’m rambling because I really like your blog (glad you’re OK from the accident) and reading about lots of socks.