that is if you live north of the border. I had a text at lunchtime from Janette telling me to go check my e-mail inbox, which could only mean one thing: she's finished her furry friend! He can be viewed HERE on Janette's blog.
The e-mail contained a photo and this warning :
Not a word, do you hear me!!!! Check out my blog for the full story and oh yes if I were you I would go pee first
but it was too late I'd seen the photo.
There have been numerous phone calls over the last few weeks whilst knitting has been in progress - and I have to say Janette hasn't knitted for years and her first project was a hairy one so in at the deep end - that go along these lines:
Janette: hysterical laughter
me: hysterical laughter. what am I laughing at?
Janette: he's at the plastic surgeon's as I had an accident with the scissors
And text messages saying: I think he's mute, I've sewn the mouth together.
He's a bit wonky.
The worst was 'the' phone call to try and explain sewing the front, back and gusset - and yes there have been numerous comments of 'your gusset is bigger than mine' - two people on a bad ME confusion day and 3 bits of hairy monkee do not make a successful conversation. I was pointing at Mr H and wondering why Janette wasn't getting it, and there was a lot of silence followed by hysterics.
I really think only those who have knitted one of these monkees can truly understand how bloody fiddly the whole thing is. Tracey over on bubblyfunk forum also had the same trouble when she sewed hers up. There are a few monkees on people's to do lists on the forum, so the army is growing.
I really can't take the piss though, as you've all seen poor Twisty, my first attempt. Anyway, we like different. Here he is in all his glory with Mr H and the WIP who is armless and legless, but I've stuck the eyes on and he now keeps looking at me as if to say 'knit faster woman'