B is for bored. The red Monkey sock, it bores me.
It began life inauspiciously on a plane to nowhere and despite a fine adventure has not blossomed. Besides adding it to the bazillion UFOs buzzing roundabout Area 151 there's only one thing to do. Out with Monkey...
... in with Scar by Julie Gardner, the Sock Wars II pattern. Games based on Assassin aren't my bag, but it amuses me that the fierce scar stitch is just a simplified butterfly stitch. For whimsy, I put one at the top.
The pattern calls for sportweight yarn and – somewhat incongruously for warriors – makes an ankle sock. I've modified the stitch count for sockweight and will make mine taller. I'm too lazy to recondition the yarn to relax the kinks, but I'm pretty sure they'll come out in the wash.
In another effort to cure the blahs, I took The Knitter's Book of Yarn quiz and got a real and a virtual button. I'm Mohair! Thanks, Potter Craft... but Bah! (Or perhaps that should be Baa!) I greatly prefer knitting with wool, best of fibers.