I have started a tradition of giving every new baby I know a monkey. This is on the grounds that every child needs a monkey and has nothing whatsoever to do with the fact that I like monkeys and enjoy making them. (Anyone who suggests otherwise is a bounder.) A friend is due to give birth in the next month so this weekend was monkey making time. I try not to give the same monkey twice and this time I used the excellent pattern from Knotty’s Amigurumi.
He only took a few hours to make up and any resemblance to a mouse is entirely due to my dodgy embroidery skills rather than deficiencies in the pattern. I think with a safety nose and eyes he would have been a bit more simian but then he wouldn’t have been suitable for a newborn. His new owner won’t be critical at any rate so he is now wrapped, ready to go out to his new home next month.