This weekend, I successfully finished my third hand knit xmas gift for 2008! Yay!
I completed the Sock Monkey Hat from knitty. I hella slacked on getting it done since after my, ah, issues with the Panda Mask, I was terrified I’d have the same issue with the intarsia portion of the mouth on this hat and be forced to give up animal themed knitwear forever.
However, after pouring over everything I could find about intarsia and how to make it not, you know, suck, something clicked. I understood what needed to happen so the mouth didn’t pop right out of the hat. Here is the fruit of my success:
A happy little sock monkey hat! Hooray! I’m thinking of making Mr. Liu’s nephew a pair of mittens to go with it. Then he could be all monkeyed out and I would be amused.
Three down, eleventy-billion to go…