Knitting and Crochet Blog Week Day 2: A Mascot Project

Hmm, so today I have to find a project that I think embodies the house I’ve joined- so something interesting, fun and challenging. With this in mind, I decided to look around for something that fitted with both the creature of my house (the Monkey) and something I struggle to do in my own knitting (colourwork). After a search on Ravelry, I found this project:

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Image: Mary Anne Stephens

It’s Mary Anne Stephens’ Monkey Hat pattern, which you can buy here. I like this because I can imagine D wearing it (or, rather, me inflicting it on him!) and it would be a fairly simple knit on a small scale. As I was looking through all the patterns, I found myself discounting sock monkeys and toys; those just don’t appeal to me at all. I want something fun and practical.

Also, if I made this, I would probably make it in bright colours: maybe red and navy blue or chocolate and turquoise. I like to play around with colours (hello, bad teenage eyeshadow decisions!) and I always think the bolder the better. Plus D can’t talk yet and ergo can’t complain.

If I was making something for myself, I would probably play it safe and revert to something I know I would like to knit and later wear. So probably something like Cookie A’s Monkey socks.

Image: Knitty

I would probably make these in some of the hand-dyed sock yarn I haven’t looked at for ages. I’m thinking a very acid pink, perhaps? These would be my ‘reward’ knit for completing a hard project: easy enough for me to do, but interesting enough to keep me entertained.

What would your mascot project be? What do you think of my choices?

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16 thoughts on “Knitting and Crochet Blog Week Day 2: A Mascot Project

  1. LizH says:

    I wondered about Cookie A’s Monkey socks as well, but decided they didn’t provide enough new challenges to be a true Monkey Mascot project for me. Love the hat.

  2. Renee Anne says:

    I’ve been working on my Monkey Socks for a few months…with a toddler in the house, it takes me forever to do anything. The problem is also that I’m a busy little bee…and I have four or five other WIPs going on right now…and I want to knit all the things.

  3. Jean Brooks says:

    I am wandering down the street of old age and am still crocheting. Over the years I have made many simple hats. Now I have quite a few left and I am going to crochet some decorations for them. Just for fun !

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