Hats, scarves, "jean jacket," monkeys from Patons pattern book 500875 Monkey Business Yarns: Patons Classic Wool: Dark Beige Marl, Dark Grey Marl, Light Grey Marl, Bright Red, Aran, Rich Red,
“The only thing that separates us from the animals [monkeys] is our ability to accessorize.”
– Clairee Belcher, Steel Magnolias (1989)
Patons Decor: Navy, Burnt Orange Results: Cuteness!
The cuteness of these monkeys is only increased with some accessories. Like many yarn crafters, I have a stash and I’m not ashamed to admit that. I pulled out left over yarn from this project to make the deep red scarf and hat combo and had some fantabulous Décor yarn for the burnt orange vest ("jean jacket") and the navy scarf and hats ensembles. (I've never used Decor yarn and it is wonderful. I may have found a washable alternative to my fav Classic Wool--Whoot!)
Actually, I have a story that goes with that navy scarf. (I know, you’re surprised that I would have a story…) My Dear Husband (DH) knit that! One evening I was a tad bit over extended and nearing a breakdown when I said (okay, maybe I was shouting a little) to him, “I need to hire someone as my knitting assistant!” The next thing I knew he was asking for some yarn and needles and had me cast on. He didn’t even lose his confidence when about three hours after he’d been working away, that I cast on the red one and had caught up with him in about 40 minutes.
Proof is in the picture: He really was knitting!
I’d say he’s a keeper.
Here's a picture of The Monkeys with the Monkeys. Our three sons. (The matching clothes that the twins are wearing to their respective monkeys was not planned. Honestly.)
–knittinjen & knittinDH