This week I had a commission from Monkey. (I say commission, what I mean is a barefaced, non-negotiable demand but I like to be diplomatic.) We have been watching more daytime TV than is good for our sanity recently and one of the adverts that keeps appearing again and again is for EDF Energy. They have a new mascot which looks like it was the misbegotten chimera of a poo and a breast. Yet, despite this, it is also rather sweet and appealing, especially when it’s dancing in a birdbath to the Hawaii Five-0 theme tune. Monkey was a little smitten and could see no reason why I shouldn’t crochet him up his own version at once.
I googled him to have a good look and a ponder only to find that Princess Delirium had beaten me to it with a completed pattern. Huzzah for the internet! Turns out his name is Zingy and he is supposed to be a flame. I had trouble finding wool that was anywhere near the right shade but my LYS had a discontinued, slightly bobbly baby yarn which was close enough.
His eyes are a bit wonky as I didn’t have any safety eyes to hand but Monkey doesn’t seem to mind.
All in all a successful project. Even better from my point of view was the additional yarn which I accidentally paid for while I was shopping. 6 balls of Sirdar’s Raffaella
will hopefully become this jumper very shortly.