Yarn: Loopy Ewe Solid Series in Sunshine Yellow and SRK On Your Toes in Natural
Needle Size: US 1 (2.25 mm)
Modifications: Other than using sock yarn I knit this exactly as written. Seated he measures 5-1/2" from his butt to the top of his head.
Comments: I was worried that my safety eyes might be ridiculously huge on a monkey worked in fingering weight, but the wide-eyed effect is okay with me. Phew.
Finishing is always the make-or-break thing isn't it? Rather than using running stitch to attach the ears and arms, I used mattress stitch. Similarly I mattress stitched the mouth on rather than using the recommended whip stitch. I did follow directions by attaching the legs and tail to the inside of the back and then finishing the bottom with a running stitch seam but I don't like how that looks. Instead I plan to rip out the bottom seam, remove the legs and tail and reattach/reseam all with mattress stitching instead.
This monkey doesn't sit up on his own. Some Ravellers have added weights to the stuffing at his butt and I might do that as well when I redo the finishing; I haven't entirely decided on this because I kinda like his floppiness. We'll see. Overall I'm pretty happy with him. He's pretty cute. The instructions are very clear and well written, so another winner from this designer!