Friday, 29 August 2008

Bits Of This And Bits Of That

Before I show you what I have been up to I have a little story to tell.

When we were on holiday Milo found a little blue plastic monkey, you know the ones that hang on to the side of cocktail glasses by their tails, He carried it round with him and was intending on bringing it home as a friend for Socky, but Baby G had other ideas and he accidently broke Marvin Mervin Monkey - snapped the tail right off!! So to cheer Milo up I agreed to knit him a friend for Socky and said he could come to the wool shop with me to choose the wool for himself.
I searched all over for a nice monkey pattern, I was trying to find one like Mel from Leannes Blog but couldn't find one anywhere. So I settled for second best, and I have to say there is nothing about this monkey that I like.
Here he is peeping over the top of Milo's new duvet cover - which I finally finished . Now I just have to do the pillowcase.


I didn't like knitting Jack ( as he has been named) as there were too many little bits, the colours are definately not my choice and his face is well -- SCARY. When I finished him both me and hub just looked at each other and laughed - can you see why ? But he was made exactly as asked for and is loved!!


I also made my first tote which was a belated birthday present for my mam back in July. I had forgotten to take any pictures so this pic is courtesy of my dad - sorry its not very clear and the wrong way round.


I've also started knitting a new Autumn jumper for Baby G - it's a lovely olive green colour and is knitting up really quickly.


Do you want to see my bargains too? Embroidery threads for 5p each, how cheap is that. Although I have no idea what I am going to do with them yet. I just love all the colours and couldn't resist them.


and this wool was half price too. I am seriously running out of place to put stuff :-). I've got ideas for the red, something for myself - which is a first!! Don't you find that out of everything you make there is next to nothing that you do for yourself?


Last but not least I recieved another award from Carol and Louise. Thank you so much to both of you. It really does mean so much when people show they like your Blog - I've never been very good with words but this is very much appreciated.


To be honest I love so many blogs its really hard to pass on , so once again I'm just going to pass this on to everyone.
Hope you all have a lovely weekend .

25 comments:

Rachael Rabbit said...

Oh Jack ... you are as orange as a big juicy carrot ... although I believe Jack is part of the very rare 'blue tipped orangutan' family :-)

mairymknits said...

Awww well all the matters is that the monkey is loved.

You have been quite busy and you got some great bargains!
and you deserve to make something for youself-do you have some ideas?

Happy Weekend!

Leanne said...

Oh silly you... you should have emailed me and I would have sent you the link for Mel. It doesn't really matter I'm sure Jack will be loved even if he is a bit scary.

Kellie said...

Oh Lisa you are so very funny! I love the monkey ... scary can be good!!!! You could sit Jack at the door of the family room and tell the boy "stay here and watch TV DO NOT MOVE while Mummy gets her sewing done ... or Jack will get you!!!!!!!!
And I haven't forgotten the very kind award you gave me about a million years ago .... sorry! :(

Kellie said...

Oh God why don't I proof read my comments??? That should read 'boys' ... arrrhhh

Mama de Saga said...

That monkey is too cute. I love your bargins you found.

Mama de Saga said...

That monkey is too cute. I love your bargins you found.

upstateLisa said...

I dunno... I think I might have trouble sleeping with Jack around! Love your new banner!

Adrienne said...

It's so funny what kids love ~ must be something about the color orange, H wanted my mom to make him an orange blanket. Can't wait to see baby G's britches. Love the 'cheap' finds and the tote!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

You have been busy Lisa!! Love Jack - it is great letting kids be involved in the supply choosing process - it makes all the difference as to whether they love the finished product!! My son went through an orange phase at about that age... Can't wait to see what you do with the wool and floss.

Simone said...

Jack is very vibrant! It seems that you have been very busy this summer what with the sewing and knitting you have been doing. The embroidery skeins were a real bargain. I pay in excess of 60p a skein!

Kaz said...

hellooo, you left a comment on my blog about my monkeys. It's a free pattern, but I've just checked and the page is no longer available, but I have it saved as a PDF file so if you want to leave your e-mail for me on my blog (I'll make my comments needing approval so nobody else will see it) then I'll mail it to you.

I got it originally from monkeemaker who is the queen of monkeys!!

I made the same monkey as your orange one and mine looked very grumpy!!!

Off to have a mooch round your blog!!

Kate said...

It's great - good scary!

Petticoat Lane said...

Thanks for your words of encouragement. I was reading it whilst my husband was sat eating a chinese in front of me!!! Such a great support he is!!!
The monkey is FAB..at least he doesn't need any form of
nightlight!!
Just caught up on your blog. I love the pictures of Souter lighthouse and such a blue sky!

Christy said...

That's the sweetest orange monkey ever!

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

Alison Boon said...

Well you certainly won't miss Jack in a crowd which could be a big bonus. At least he's loved, we like ugly cute in our house too.

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Well I LOVE your monkey!!! Lucy x

Frances said...

Hello and thank you for your kind comment!

I agree that monkey Jack is a bit scary ... but very well made.

Your children, photos, and pictures are just grand. I look forward to checking in with you again.

Miss sew n sew said...

Those embroidery threads were a steal! Little Jack must be well loved by Milo great that he got to be involved in his creation!
Sarahx

LOUISE said...

Do you know I don't find Jack scary, I know he likes bananas, so I am going to describe his looks as rather apPEELING, pardun the pun! x

Ruth said...

Great story, and the monkey is very cute! I don't think he looks scary... just very... err... bright!

Ruth xx

LizzieJane said...

Love the monkey and all the lovely goodies that you found.

sarahmurray said...

I like Jack! He looks like a character. And your knitting for baby G. is gorgeous. You are such a good knitter. The new wool is so pretty too, perfect for fall. Can't wait to see what you make with it! x

Kim McBirnie said...

I have to agree with you on the monkey - I would recommend a book called 'sock and glove' if you don't mind sewing your animals. However, i can't knitt for toffee so my opinion doesn't count! Love your blog - will definately add it to my stash of favorites!
Kim (east yorks gal)

Katherines Dream said...

So many lovely things you have made..I have bags full if half finished projects...but I do really wish I could knit! I think Jack is great. We have a scary mask called Peter - Peter comes in very handy when the boys are naughty.
Carol xx