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...
But I soon got rid of the embarrassment by
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?
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,