Thursday, May 13, 2010

Say hello to my little friend

OK, couldn't help myself there :cP  I wanted to share some pictures of the chimp I have been working on.  I'm not real thrilled with my seaming job, but my daughter loves it so its all good.

She is a pattern from Alan Dart and was published in Issue 66 of Simply Knitting.  I used Red Heart worsted weight yarn and knitted her on size 5 needles.  The pattern called for a lighter weight yarn and smaller needles, but I wanted her to be a bit bigger than the published finished size of 13 inches.  Using what I did she ended up at 18 inches from top of head to feet.

Here is a close up of her foot.  Probably the most advanced shaping I've done so far.  I look at it and still can't believe I made it :cD

The  pattern also includes a skirt, necklace and hat.  I am in the process of making the skirt ( dd chose a variegated pink and purple yarn), but didn't like the necklace or hat.  She decided she liked the "pom pom headband" that she is wearing now better...and that she wants me to make her 3 more :cS  We'll see about that.   Actually, I think I may make another Alan Dart pattern for a cat for my son next.

I am down to only adding the border on the dino quilt, and hope to get out to the store to get batting and backing to get it done.  Also hoping to get batting for the love beads quilt (I think I'm going to use the peiced backing for that quilt) and get it done too.  For now I am going to get back to the grind.  Hope you all have a great day!! Warmest country wishes!!

Country Mouse


Andrea said...

He is gorgeous - for a beginner you have done a seriously good job. No wonder your little girl loves him xx

Bev C said...

Oh that chimp is just too cute. Great knitting job. Happy days.

KatieQ said...

I love your monkey! The feet are too cute.

julieQ said...

Dear mousie...your baby it just wonderful! Wow, those hands are so delicate and cute...wonderful work!

QuiltedSimple said...

he is awesome! great job

Paula said...

Oh! She is very cute!! How fun!!