Friday, September 08, 2006
So Freakin' Cute
It's probably not legal to be this cute. This is the Sock Monkey blanket and hat from the Happy Hooker. It's on a size N hook, so it went really fast. Normally I get really bored with granny squares, but these were big enough that I didn't mind. And there are only 16 of them, so that minimizes the sewing up. The monkeys were made separately and sewn on afterward, but they were so cute, I didn't mind. Worfy wasn't all that thrilled though.
I actually made two hats, one of which is going to go to my friend Steph, who loves monkeys and has a hope chest.
The yarn is Bernat Softee Chunky for the plain colors and Denim Style for the sock monkey color (it's called Rodeo Tan, but I think Sock Monkey would be far more appropriate). I think I got most of it at Walmart, which is wrong because it's both acrylic and from Walmart, but it's actually what the pattern called for. I'm not normally a stickler for that, but if they're going to call for cheap but not too nasty yarn, I'm going to go for it. I don't know where else I would have gotten a color that good.
Of course, I've forgotten how much it actually cost. I bought it a long time ago and never got around to making it because I didn't have the hook that big. In the interest of cleaning up the stash a little, and because it was ridiculously cute at the trunk show at Fringe, I finally got it done. I'm glad I did.