Monday, December 12, 2011
FP: Lionel & Violet
Begin Date: November 1, 2011
Completion Date: November 19, 2011
Materials: Patons Classic, Cotton Ease
Notions: Safety Eyes, Fiber Fill
Pattern Source: Jerry the Musical Monkey
A friend saw my photo of Lowell on facebook and contacted me about making a couple of Jerry's for her for Christmas. She opted for some more traditional monkey colors, hence the subdued brown and girly purple.
I knit these two simultaneously as I knew I would finish on and not want to knit the other because of the monotony of in-the-round stockinette. It was difficult at times getting the motivation to work on them, but I pushed and pushed and in the end, they became who they are.
From the beginning I knew Lionel was Lionel and when I couldn't pinpoint a name for the girl, I took a cue from her colorway and thus she became Violet. Of course, being that they were adopted, their names are subject to change. I like to name the items that I make, it makes it more meaningful for me. I can say, oh I remember when I was working on Lionel. Silly, but that's just who I am.