I Need You for Socks!

“I need you for Socks!”, I said as I burst into the room. Ben looked simultaneously excited, confused and a little bit scared.

“No, I said SOCKS – put these on and make pretty for the camera”, I said as I waved my latest piece of commuting knitting at him….

“Oh”, said Ben, “Socks…” He obeyed my command.

These are the beasts being ably modelled by Ben…

From Ben’s Monging Socks

(Sorry about the hairy legs ladies – I assure you that’s Ben modelling…)

Ben had wanted some “comfy, warm monging socks”. “Monging” is an “us” word that has slipped into regular usage in the place of words like veging, slobbing, lounging or relaxing. It’s a verb – “I’m going to mong on the computer for a while” and an adjective – “That Mewsley cat is always sleeping – she’s a mong beast”…you can see how it goes.

I showed him the selection of sock yarn in my stash and he jumped on the lovely DK wool called Weaver’s Wool Quarters from Mountain Colours. The shade is Mountain Twilight – I can really see a “Mountain Twilight” in the subtle shifting purple, black, blue and brown – sumptuous shades 🙂

I didn’t have a DK pattern handy and I also needed something that would scale up to Ben’s huge 11 inch long flippers I mean feet. (It must be love to knit socks that large!)

I downloaded (via Ravelry) So Simple Silk Garden by Glenna C. It’s a nicely written pattern designed for Noro Silk Garden but worked well with the Weaver’s wool.

The pattern has a wide ribs and a subtle cable down the outside of the foot but the yarn doesn’t really do it justice. here’s the best shot I could get…

From Ben’s Monging Socks

And a solid reinforced heel…

From Ben’s Monging Socks

They are not the world’s most thrilling socks but Ben likes them….

From Ben’s Monging Socks

Mewsley however has not made up her mind. She’s still deciding if she might need to bite them!

From Ben’s Monging Socks

And my commuting knitting at the moment?? The lovely green cashmere is on the train with me this week 😉


Completed Knit Report
Name: Ben’s Monging Socks
Pattern: So Simple Silk Garden by Glenna C.
Yarn: Weaver’s Wool Quarters by Mountain Colours
Pattern Problems: None
Pattern Modifications: None
Washing and Wearing: Ben says, “very comfy!”
Knit It Again???: Maybe
Difficulty: 2/5
Rating: 3/5
Other Postings Relating To This One: none

7 Responses

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  1. Debbie B
    Debbie B April 4, 2011 at 12:38 am |

    I see a lot of warm comfy monging in Ben’s future. Great modeling job too.

  2. josiekitten
    josiekitten April 4, 2011 at 7:44 am |

    That’s a great pattern. The third photo shows off the rib and cable pretty well. I’m sure that Mewsley will grow to love them!

  3. Tricia F
    Tricia F April 4, 2011 at 9:16 am |

    Yes could see my OH in these. Used to knit him socks in another life . Maybe I should start again as these look great – love the little cable. Cann’t quite see him willing to model them though – thank you Ben.
    x Tricia

  4. Shearersgirl
    Shearersgirl April 5, 2011 at 10:10 pm |

    I thought monging was a typo at first, what a great word! Hmm commuter knitting . . . gets a bit complicated when you’re driving to work . . . the police don’t know which road act to prosecute you under!

  5. pip
    pip April 10, 2011 at 9:49 am |

    Lucky Ben! New socks and the marvellous Mewsley to mong with ^..^

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