Big Catch-Up

Few words, but lots of pictures!

In October, I knit my dad a pair of socks (Trekking with a simple ribbing) for his birthday:

Dad's birthday socks

In November I worked feverishly on my Sidewinder Skirt (which is almost done, just needing finishing work), and I quickly knit myself a Good Luck Cowl with a lovely skein of Koigu:

good luck cowl

I also knit my grandpa a pair of modified Peekaboo Mittens. I finished the first one in time for him to try on for size on Thanksgiving (perfect fit!), then finished the second one less than two days later. He loved them. I already posted the picture, but I can’t resist including it again.

grandpa and mittens

Over the past two months, I’ve gifted a bunch of monkeys!

Here’s Beatrice, who likes sushi, sailing, and lip gloss. She currently lives in Camarillo with Kate.

Beatrice

Here’s Roberta, who likes tacos, pop-up books, and blowing bubbles. She flew to Portland all by herself to live with Gina.

Roberta

Here’s Orville, who likes chocolate, paintings, and playing tennis. He lives here in Los Angeles with Jerry, but has been doing quite a bit of traveling the past two weeks.

Orville

Here’s Constance, who likes swimming, snickerdoodles, and pastels. She’s also been traveling a lot this holiday season, but will soon be settled back in Santa Monica with Vanessa.

Constance

Here’s Floyd, who likes sandwiches, word games, and bicycles. He will be living in Mountain View with David and Maria, where I’m sure he’ll be relieved that it isn’t as cold as the places he’s been visiting.

Floyd

Here’s Florence, who likes Hello Kitty, Tabasco sauce, and mah jong. She now lives with my mom, who proudly carries her around in her purse.

Florence

Here’s Rupert, who likes circuit boards, peanuts, and ping pong. He lives with my dad, and is currently riding around in style inside a car cup holder.

Rupert

Here’s Willard, who likes hockey, lobster, and blackjack. He lives with my brother, where I’m sure he’s watching a lot of hockey games on TV.

Willard

Aside from the five monkeys I can’t yet reveal, that should cover all the FOs in my backlog! Whew!

January 2, 2009 - 11:20am | finished!, pictured | Comments

12 Responses to “Big Catch-Up”

  1. 1 Ellen Bloom 2 January 2009 @ 3:23 pm

    All projects are excellent! I really love that each monkey has favorites and a particular personality!!!

    Happy New Year! Too bad it’s not the Year of the Monkey!

  2. 2 Madge 2 January 2009 @ 3:35 pm

    Happy New Year, Teresa. No monkeying around…well, maybe a little monkeying around…I hope it brings great things for you!

    *hugs*

  3. 3 Manda 2 January 2009 @ 4:52 pm

    Happy New Year!! Great projects. That cowl is stunning, and I lovelovelove your monkey updates. :D Florence is adorable! :)

  4. 4 jen 3 January 2009 @ 9:15 am

    Happy neeeeeeew year to you!

    dang those monkeys are ever so adorable. I think your mom’s who likes hello kitty, tobasco, and mahjongg could be my best friend. I expect to see your latest gaggle of killer cute monkeys in my group! they always brighten my day.

  5. 5 jennifer 3 January 2009 @ 9:17 am

    happy
    new
    year
    to
    you!

    dang those monkeys are ever so adorable. I think your mom’s who likes hello kitty, tobasco, and mahjongg could be my best friend. I expect to see your latest gaggle of killer cute monkeys in my group! they always brighten my day.

  6. 6 jennifer 3 January 2009 @ 9:17 am

    crap i’m sorry about that i think my mac hiccuped, so you got a double happy new year!

  7. 7 Shelley 3 January 2009 @ 12:36 pm

    Your sock monkys are so cute – what pattern do you use to knit those babies up ? :O)

  8. 8 jillian 3 January 2009 @ 1:10 pm

    All the monkeys! The cuteness!

  9. 9 Katie 4 January 2009 @ 7:08 pm

    Lovely socks and mittens! The monkeys rule!

  10. 10 Molly 6 January 2009 @ 10:41 am

    Beautiful work. And the picture of your Grandfather with the mittens deserved a re-post. I love that picture.

    Here’s to a happy, healthy, and beautiful 2009.

    Love,
    Molly

  11. 11 Melissa 6 January 2009 @ 3:20 pm

    Happy *new* year! I love to see what you’ve been knitting and especially enjoy those monkeys — you could have a monkey book someday — so cute that your mom’s loves Hello Kitty and mah jong and spicy sauce. :) The koigu is lovely — I’ve been thinking about making a shawl for someone with it.

    Iris’ birthday coincides with Chinese New Year this year — I’m so excited!

  12. 12 Bithy 25 January 2009 @ 3:26 pm

    I think I have met one of your monkeys. My friend Maria sent me your info.

    I now have the pattern but I did not order the kit. I have knit up a couple of monkeys but they do not look quite so lovely as yours. If you have any pointers I would be v. grateful (I am starting to get requests..yikes!). Also, do you have any yarn suggestions?

    Thanks!

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