January 12, 2008

Think pink

Start the Monkey, originally uploaded by alicethelma.

In the movie Funny Face starring Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire (which, BTW, is one of Alice’s favorite movies) (and one of my favorite movies as well) there is a dance number entitled “Think Pink”. I love pink. I absolutely adore pink. I passionately and unabashedly worship the color pink. Need I say more?

So to avoid doing what I’m supposed to be doing (top secret project with a deadline) I started the Monkey designed by the great sock artiste, Cookie. I’ve been wanting to make these socks for a long time but couldn’t justify starting them seeing as how I have about ten other projects on needles, two of which are socks waiting for short row heels. What can I say? Knitting is my way of avoiding reality and casting on a new project always seems like the next best thing to do.

I’m happy to report that these socks are coming along splendidly; much easier than I had anticipated. And I’m knitting them on size 0!! US size 0 (that’s 2mm for our Canadian friends). The yarn is Knit Picks Essential in Petunia. A grand color!

Here is more lovely pink to feast your eyes on.

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