Sunday, 21 October 2007

A little something I have been working on

Hmmm. Look at this picture of some off-duty monkey soldiers - who can the little fella in the middle be?


Watching the world go by





Well, I will show you, but you have to promise not to laugh.









Do you promise?








Ok, then, here goes:







Introducing Wilmington: part monkey, part Smash Martian


OK, so he is perhaps not as realistic as the Sirdar chappies, but I'm actually quite proud of him - he makes me smile :o) NBM doesn't seem entirely convinced, but maybe that's just becasue he's not a motorbike...

Anyway, bearing in mind that it is my first attempt at cobbling together a pattern, I'm pleased with the result. The Newlyweds saw him when he was in a state of part-completion, and Newlywed A (female) suggested that he looks a bit naive (she uses posh words), and thus must be a toy monkey (you know, not a 'real monkey' like Delaware or Indiana: sometimes she forgets that they're knitted too, bless her). So, she reckons that Wilmington should be a monkey-teddy for Delaware, and he seemed to like that idea...



... although he was a bit embarrassed when I got the camera out, which I think explains why he's gazing up into the distance with a 'stiff upper lip' expression on his fizzog...


But I soon got rid of the embarrassment by nicking borrowing the monkey-martian back when Delaware wasn't looking.


I wanted to carry him around the flat with me for a bit. Because what's the point in making a pocket-sized monkey if you don't keep him in your pocket, at least some of the time?


NB: it is very hard to take a picture of your own pocket. Hence the blurriness.


And later on, I will get to take him outside the flat, on a mass monkey outing! We are going to the Newlywed's house, to reunite Delaware and Indiana for the first time. It will also be the first time I have seen Indiana in his new habitat, so I am quite excited to see how he has settled in. I will take the camera and report back.

Over and out,
VCx

7 comments:

Random Reflections said...

Cute new monkey.

If you turn up to a friend's house with a monkey under your arm, might they think that he is a thank you gift like when people bring a bottle of wine? I suggest you never let him out of your sight.

Alternatively, I could look after him while you are out...

lauren said...

i am really glad i took the precaution of NOT PROMISING not to laugh...b/c it would be impossible to gaze upon wilmington's sweet little martian-monkee visage and not chuckle!!! i think he's my favorite one yet!

(ok, so not content with knitting monkees you are making up the PATTERNS, now too?! "holy moly, you are toooo clever!" she said through gritted, envious teeth.) :)

Monkee Maker said...

Oh, the sweetness!!

.... trying out a new style of comment today. Concise and to the point. .... s'a bit dull though, innit? (the comment, not the monkey, natch)

Lesley said...

We love Wilmington - my son has asked me to knit him one! I'm on my first ITV digital Monkee just now and time will tell if he is an only Monkee or the start of the South Coast Monkee Army!

Viv said...

Totally and utterly adorable. I am particularly fond of his mischievous, yet also completely innocent smile.

Tracy said...

omigosh - wilmington is just too a-dorable! much cuter than the city!

Jane said...

Aaaaah, Wilmington is so cute! this monkee business is catching thanks to Monkee maker