They've been a while coming, but at last I've finished working on the monkey patterns and they're now available on Ravelry.
As usual there is a boy and girl version of the pattern.
The boy has shorts and two options for making a houndstooth patterned sweater - one that is worked in stranded technique using two colours on each row (shown in bottom of 3rd picture) and the other which is worked in single colour stripes and uses slipped stitches to create the pattern (shown in top of 3rd picture). I've included both because I know that not everyone likes working with 2 colours at once, so the second sweater is easier from this respect.
The girl pattern also has 2 clothing options - one dress that is worked in stranded technique with two colours on some rows and the second that has a textured dot pattern knitted in a single colour. There are also instructions for making a bow decoration and for adding decoration to her shoes.
Hopefully anyone who uses the pattern will have fun making their own little monkey and I'm really looking forward to seeing the first finished monkeys popping up in the Ravelry group.
We're having a very quiet weekend here without the usual music that comes constantly from Amys room - she's away for the weekend doing her Duke of Edinburgh Award practice expedition. She left yesterday morning in her walking boots and waterproofs with a rucksack almost the same size as her strapped to her back! She's walking around 10 miles with a small team from her school and they then have to pitch camp, cook their own food, spend the night, pack everything away again (this will probably be the hardest part for Amy!) and walk the 10 miles back. Typically after weeks of dry weather this weekend has had a lot of rain so I'm expecting a very damp and tired daughter back at 5ish!
Hope you're having a good weekend where you are, see you soon x