Katherine the Great
I like to think of myself as a storyteller. Mostly I tell stories about knitting.

Knitting and Crochet Blog Week Day 4 hosted by Eskimimi: House of Flying Monkey: Color Review
What colors do I think I use:
Bright vivid colors like jewel tones. I rarely use neutrals or pastels, even for baby things….so, yea, I like the bright colors of Oz.

The colors I actually use:
socks Hitchhiker ShawlCream Baby BlanketAnnetrelac SocksGray Hat Camilla Mitts
Gold socks Blue BlankieYomuts

The colors in the stash:
Conclusion: I like them all!….but, this does have me noting that I’m not a fan of heather or tweed yarn. I wonder what that says about my chosen knitting house (flying monkey)? Do manatees prefer tweeds? Do peacocks like eyelash yarn?
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Knitting and Crochet Blog Week hosted by Eskimimi – Day 3: Infographic

We were tasked with making our own infographic. Lady Inspiration was nowhere to be found, so I made an image for my rogue house. This took me quite a bit longer than I’m willing to admit.
Flying Monkey
Flying Monkey: Flying Monkeys are distracted by shiny new projects and yarn, but also need to learn new things and enjoy organized stashes.

Since my infographic is somewhat lame, here’s a finished project photo as penance. The stripee socks for my friend with the elf-sized feet.
striped socks
Too bad I don’t have a carrier flying monkey to deliver them!

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Knitting & Crochet Blog Week hosted by Eskimimi Day 2:

Many moons ago, I was contemplating my first pair of fancy socks. I decided to go with the most popular pair on ravelry, the Monkey socks. The color was never a question. The flying monkeys in the Wizard of Oz are blue, so clearly, I must have blue flying monkey socks. I cast off on Turtle and her Mr.’s wedding day and wore them with my boots to the reception. I still think of that day fondly each time I wear them.
Flying Monkeys Socks

What flying monkey project does the future hold?
There’s some Plucky Knitter Oz Primo Fingering in my stash.
Oz yarn
This yarn will be socks.

First, I check out the current Hunter Hammersen KAL —Linaria Bipartita Socks are on the horizon for April and we have ’til the end of May to finish. That’s doable. There are no bright green socks on the pattern page – I enjoy doing something a little different…….but I don’t think I love this pattern in green?

I flip over to see what socks other knitters have done with Oz on ravelry. Ran across a pair of Pergolas by modeste with leaves on them that I like. Why can’t I wrap my mind around knitting green socks that don’t have leaves on them? That’s an awfully weird rut to be in.

If you know anything about me, you know I’ve always got a Plan B. When I just cannot make a knitting decision, I follow the inspiration. Dizzy Lettuce Claire de Lune in the color Lichen and the Night of the Living Sock pattern both scream one of my friend’s names; I think I’ll just pair them up and hope the screaming stops.

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