Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Roko The Monkey

Last night I finally finished this monkey I have been working on for our new nephew who is due in about 5 weeks. I named him Roko because that is one of the name's being tossed around by the parent's to be for the little bubba. Roko is the name of one of the uncles of bubba to be.

Roko The Monkey

Needles: 3.25mm straight
Yarn: Moda Vera Marvel Plain 8ply
Time Taken: 2.5 weeks
Actual Knitting Time: approx 12 hours.
Raveled here

Roko The Monkey

I always expect small toys like this to be quick to knit up but I forget they have to be knitted in tiny pieces that then all have to be joined together and all the ends sewn in. Although however long they seem to take me I always get a lot of joy out of knitting toys. They are just so cute and you can change their personality simply in the way you embroider their facial features. We also have another nephew due in September and I have a new baby cousin due in October who I am also going to knit something up for. I knitted a bunny rabbit which you can see here for the last baby born in our family so this is kind of become a tradition for me.

I was also thinking of doing up some tutorials and posts about learning to knit. I really love knitting and I always get comments from people saying they want to learn how to knit. I thought I could do some basic posts about different yarns and needles to begin with then some videos on casting on, knit, purl, casting off and the maybe branch out into increasing and decreasing and maybe some more difficult stitches. Let me know if that is something you would be interested in cause I think it would be fun!

7 comments:

  1. I'd be interested! I did a basic knitting class while I was pregnant, but left it too long to start knitting something - now I've forgotten! Roko is extremely cute!!

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  2. Wow Roko is so cool! I love him! I'd love it if you shared some basics and tutorials about knitting, it would be very generous of you and very much appreciated ;o)

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  3. Roko is so cute!! I give you such kudos on knitting toys. Me? I have absolutely ZERO patience when it comes to toys. All that seaming scares me from making any. So I applaud you Kat for taking the time to actually sew up all those seams! :)

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  4. He is very cute Kat. Well done, I know how many seams there are in toys (and garmets in general) which is why I LOVE knitting in the round.

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  5. So clever ... roko is gorgeous!

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  6. Too clever! Roko is gorgeous!

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