Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Monkey progress

A week on holiday meant there was quite a bit of time for Monkey planning.
However the Monkeys appeared when we got home. They now look like this:
Monkey Cardigan
I was a little worried about the transition from brown to fair isle. However the button band and cuffs will be in the pale colour, so I think it will work.
7 Monkeys in total
Monkey Cardigan
With smiley faces
Monkey Cardigan
And even the back is quite neat for me!
Monkey Cardigan
Now I need to go and knit some arms!

Monday, February 14, 2011

7 Months

Thomas, Tony and I spent his 7 month birthday in the Lake District.
Building towers
Thomas - 7 months
Lounging around
Thomas - 7 Months
and laughing
Thomas - 7 Months

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Monkey Magic

Look what happens when you find monkey buttons in a knitting shop
And one of your friends gives you some of your most favourite yarn to knit with (in monkey colours)
stash 383
You remember the monkey blanket you wanted to knit....
But decide that Thomas needs a new cardigan far more than a blanket....
And so the plotting continues....

A new hat...

The matching Mother and Son hat is now finished, much to the amusement of those in York this weekend!
Brownie, from Twisted Woolly Toppers in Malabrigo Worsted, left over from my February Lady Sweater. Gorgeously soft and very warm. It is lucky I have a small head, as this only just fits..
I found I couldn't pick up nearly enough slipped edge stitches to make the earflaps... but I'm not sure I need them.