|monkey side, pre-steek|
|inside of monkey piece, pre-steek|
|back piece, pre-steeking|
|inside of the back, pre-steeking|
The first pattern of the Scarefest is Willow, and it comes from Guernseygal, the ever-talented. As the name suggests, the pattern is inspired by the best friend a slayer ever had...Willow Rosenberg. I happened to pick up a barely-used red-orange ball of Zauberball fingering-weight sock yarn for half price, and then this pattern came out and I thought 'this is perfect! it matches Willow's hair'. So after casting off my long-suffering pair of Beetlejuice socks, I cast on last night. These are knit toe-up so they won't go as fast as the top-down seem to do for me, but I'll get a custom fit. I've already modified the pattern a little bit, by casting on 16sts instead of the 8 the pattern called for, because the wider toe is more comfortable on my foot.