Wednesday, December 12, 2007

I'm knitting a monkeh

I am not really an impulse knitter, but Maha said "I want a monkey", small problem because 'i don't like monkeys' so I spent the time and found a monkey pattern I could get my head around - 1. it's based on a Jim Henson character from the Creature Shop, and 2. well it's a British "monkeh". ITV and Johnny Vegas etc, here.

You can see clips here: ITV DIGITAL MONKEY ADVERT 1

You can see my knitted pieces and some process photos here, not a tutorial but helpful because there are not diagrams with the pattern. Flickr-tag monkey

the patttern is here: ITV Monkey

cheers, kate



At September 27, 2008 5:13 AM , Blogger loo2a said...

it's ADORABLE ..

At January 8, 2009 2:54 PM , Blogger Birdie said...

Oh my gosh, thank you, thank you, thank you! I've never knitted anythign in my life but I am DETERMINED to make this monkey for my son who has pined for one for over a year now. I'm having the worst time though. Dont' lagh but I started with the body and haven't been able to make it past row 11. I've pulled the entire thing out about 35 times - no exaggeration. I'm so frustrated. Is it just me or is this pattern wrong?? *laugh* I alwyas seem to end up with the wrong amount of stitches after three or four rows of the right amount of stitches and honest to goodness I'm being careful as a soul can be. The worst one was where I was on row ten or 11 with fairly OK success when all of a sudden it shows that I'm supposed to do as row 3 which is the purl row and it' will come out as a row of purling on the V side. Totally wrong. I have no clue How I went so horribly wrong! Do you have any suggestions?? Either way thanks for sharing your successfully made digital monkey!

At January 8, 2009 2:55 PM , Blogger Birdie said...

oh and plseae exsuse all teh ytpos

They were pretty bad. It's early in the morning...*S*

At January 8, 2009 3:02 PM , Blogger Birdie said...

me again (sorry!) I also wanted to ask you another question since you seem to be quite the expert with your awesome Texas star scarf.
I want to make the monkey's mouth wider by two inches. How would one go about changing the pattern in it's current form:

to make the mouth wider like that??
I understand if it's too much to ask. Thanks for your time!


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