Tuesday, November 30, 2010

tis the season

Tis the season to be creating!
 Knitting  and crochet are year round sports for me, but at this time of the year the needles must fly!  I make gifts, and I make things to sell at the shop. Some years making the things to sell can be a chore, just another thing to get done. Not this year, I am in the spirit, the mood is here, I want to create. ........Mostly monkeys.......
Yes, I am making monkeys, sock monkeys...Not exactly the traditional sock monkey made from men's hosiery, but mini crocheted monkeys to hang on Christmas tree, inspired by the traditional sock monkey.  So far, I have crocheted 13 little simians.  A whole troop. Did you know that the collective noun for monkey is troop? As in "A troop of monkeys invaded my kitchen and ate all my bananas!"
Speaking of bananas, my friend Linda P. found the cutest miniature banana pattern to go with the monkeys.   I haven't actually knitted a banana yet, but tis the season!.....hmmm, I think I'm channelling Jimmy Durante......yes, we have no bananas!
Too silly, time for bed! Goodnight.

4 comments:

Lynda said...

Well that is certainly my type pf banana! How cute and small! I love tiny...

Anonymous said...

I love me some sock monkey- especially if they come in a TROOP!
Carlene

Anonymous said...

How doggone fun! I love those little monkey-dudes! Snow will keep me away for some time...sniffle! I'll miss you on Thursdays. Did you enjoy fiber retreat?
hugs
Cinie

Emilie said...

Aren't these the sock monkey from the Red Heard Pattern? I'm actually making a few to give out this Christmas season and these look almost exactly the same...