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:
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.
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?