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Sunday, 27 January 2013

Monkey 2.0

There's a new monkey in the household! Yes, I had to relent and make another one.
Here he is:

Here hanging out with his big bro:

And getting up to no good of course.

It's funny, although it's exactly the same pattern he still came out a little smaller than the first. But then again, he is the little brother after all.

That's enough monkeys for the foreseeable future, those loooong limbs have taken their toll..

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Menagerie a trois

Once upon a time, there was a duck-billed platypus, a blue-footed booby and a monkey.. sound good  so far? That's the story that's currently being played out in my flat as a result of my feverish pre and post Christmas knitting.

You may remember the platypus hot water bottle cover knitted the previous Christmas? Well, I decided that our household needed on of it's own. This time in more natural colours:

He's already had one test-run and it's now proven that nothing makes you feel better quicker than a hot platypus on your tummy.

 After spotting this pattern, how could I resist making this for a friend's Christmas present? This is Bob the blue-footed booby:

Booby moon walk:

 He will be handed over to his new home shortly.

And then there's the monkey. His looong limbs make it impossible not to want to bend him into comedy poses:

Hm, can I bear to part with him? Well, we will see. In the meantime, here's the gang hanging out:

Oh, and I did decide to make a little something for myself also. I was lucky enough to receive a Kindle for Christmas, so of course I couldn't leave it exposed to the elements. Thanks to this handy patten, it now resides in it's own little 'flame-lace' (Kindle, flame - get it??) cosy.

Well, that's it for now but I can exclusively reveal that I have another project on the way which could be very exciting (for me at least) indeed. Will keep you posted..