But we do have Monkeys!
These arrived yesterday from Specs of Specs Knits. I fell in love with the colorway as soon as I opened the box --
Socks That Rock medium-weight in "Nodding Violet". So gorgeous! The blue is a little more vivid than I could capture, but still, this gives a pretty good idea. Also in the package was a box of salt-water taffy (a perfect treat, as we missed it at the county fair this year!) and a postcard of the colonial kitchen at Cedar Grove at Fairmount Park -- not only an intriguing thing in itself, but also cleverly color-matched by Specs to the socks.
("That salt-water taffy sure looks good," Julia said with all the subtlety of a five-year-old.)
A few action shots before it gets to hot to even want to think about thick wool socks -- the beautifully-grafted toe --
and the fabulous swirly-swirls. Thank you, Specs!
("So how's the taffy, Julia?" "Ih's guh--!" she said, appreciatively if somewhat incoherently.)