Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Work-in-Progress Wednesday


You're forgiven if you glanced at the photo and thought "Looks like a mess." That what it looks like to me too. In fact they're bits and pieces of Jerry the Musical Monkey ... two arms, his body, two ears, one complete foot and the start of a second.

I'm working him in sock yarn from the stash. The yellow is Loopy Ewe Solid Series, leftover from Star Trek socks made for Christmas last year. The natural colour is SRK On Your Toes, scraps of which have been used in various projects over the past year.

When I started out I did think that this might be a good choice for the craft sale, but now it looks like I'll struggle to complete more than 1 or 2 monkeys in time. We'll see. There are project notes available from another raveller to make a mini version, so once this guy's complete I may look at that. In the mean time, it's an entertaining little knit and it's stash-busting so it's still a win.

It's Wednesday so you know the drill - have a look at what all the other peeps are up to over at Tami's Amis! Thanks for stopping in to look at my show and tell.

16 comments:

Dee said...

The first thing I thought was "percussion mallets". I guess I wasn't TOO far off. LOL

Frieda said...

I think Jerry will be pretty darn nice when he's assembled . I must say , my hat's off to you because the assembly would drive me crazy . I've only ever knit a couple of softies, enjoyed the knitting , assembly not so much .

Good luck with the rest of your projects for the sale .

bookworm-Mary said...

Moving bits out of one's stash is always a win! :)

Wanderingcatstudio said...

i love your colour choice!

Sam I Am...... said...

Can't wait to see him when he's done. I've been wanting to try some more toys after I made my little chicken. I was thinking of getting one of Susan Anderson's books...Itty Bitty Toys....she's on Ravelry and has those cute Spud and Chloe dolls. It's nice to work on something a bit smaller for a change. Good luck!

alikelylass said...

I think it looks a very organised mess :-) Like it's all going to come together very soon!

Spinster Beth said...

Gaaaah!!! Dismembered monkey alert!

Janet said...

Love that yellow. Can't wait to see a finished Jerry.

Sarah said...

Wow, thats some impressive body parts!!

Caffeine Girl said...

That looks like so much work! I admire your patience in knitting all those little parts and then sewing them together. But, I'm sure it will be worth it!

Babajeza said...

Will you show the finished monkey? I'm curious about how the little guy turns out.

unionjgirl said...

My first glance thought was a roasted turkey, but a monkey is much nicer! Good for you tackling a project like this with so much finishing and sewing all together, I'm always daunted by that.

elns said...

Can't wait to see the after photo!

Andria said...

Can't wait to see what the finished item looks like. You are so patient and talented to knit so much with sock yarn! Love the yellow too :)

Kim said...

Might be a mess right now, but I bet he turns out adorable!
*smiles*

kepanie said...

He will turn out to be a fun monkey with cute, stubby feet and mouth. Toys may be smaller but all of their parts take a longer time b/c of the stop and go with knitting, stuffing, and then seaming.