Sunday, 30 May 2010

Funky monkey

A few months ago, I decided that I was going to try and get rid of some of my yarn stash. Now, I've been getting on quite well with this, but things don't always go to plan. I had loads of Rowan Handknit Cotton lying about, and started using it up by knitting a wee stripy tank-top for my son. However, I quickly discovered that I would need a few more colours, and ended up having to buy another three balls. Of course, I now have lots of half balls lying about, which still need using up, so I'm really back to square one again. Never mind, at least I'm happy with the tank top! Here it is, modelled by the little monkey.



















It's a great pattern, from Zoe Mellor's book "Adorable Knits for Tiny Tots". The only problem is that the neckline is quite tight, so I had to adjust it slightly by starting the decreases for the front neck a few rows earlier. My wee boy loves it, and I can see it being well used this summer.

I've had a bit of a break from knitting recently, after my wrists started to protest at the long hours they were being subjected to. Work has been pretty mental as well, with twelve hour days on tour to get through. However, I'm starting to work through the backlog of unfinished projects and design ideas, and I'll be releasing the pattern for a cute little fair-isle baby hat soon.

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