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Old 05-10-2009, 05:31 AM   #1
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Meet the 'green' monkey aka.. Mr. Dangles
I 'sort of' used the Mr. Dangly pattern -- but, I did make a lot of modifications.. I knit it in the round/etc.

It is for a best friend's birthday.. we're both teachers and have always joked that trying to teach the last month of school (elementary children) is about as successful as teaching a classroom full of monkeys.. (since, most of the children seem to 'already' be on summer vacation.. once it gets warm!)

So here he is.. I took him to school and took a lot of photos of him playing on the playground and other locations. If you want to see more photos of him.. go to this posting on my blog:
http://iwouldratherbeknitting.blogsp...en-monkey.html
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Old 05-10-2009, 08:03 AM   #2
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i love knitting monkeys! and yours is adorable
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is it hard to knit monkeys?
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What a fun little green monkey! I'll bet he was a big hit on the playground.
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No, it's not hard to knit monkeys. The pattern (Mr. Dangly- do a search on the Internet- or if you are in Ravelry.. you can do a pattern search for it there) has directions for knitting him flat.. but, I knitted him in the round- so, I'd have less seams to sew up. It only took off and on for about 5 days.. and I only worked on him at the most 3 hours a couple of nights and most of the time.. only an hour or less?

Truthfully, the sewing up... isn't as much fun as the knitting- however, when you finish him/her it is best to just suck it up and sew it together right then.. (if possible) I stayed up late to sew the little guy together.. since, I had to mail him.

Thanks for the compliments... and a few of my students wanted me to make them a monkey once they saw the green monkey ... ha ha At that point, I wasn't in the mood to knit another monkey for anyone!

That's what happens when you knit on a schedule and then sew the monkey up in a couple of hours.. staying up late to do so.. (however, that is a nice compliment from a child, right?)
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That's so cute!
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Adorable! Love him to pieces!
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Adorable! What better place for photos of a monkey than on a playground!
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