Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Green Munkeh

I've finished my take on the ITV monkey. I followed the pattern exactly. What a joke!! He doesn't resemble the ITV monkey at all (except the body). His upper jaw looks like the hood of a truck. He looks like a gorilla rather than a monkey. So I added nostrils and a brow line to make him look more like a gorilla. I will be trying the "Marion" monkey pattern next. Maybe I will have a better result. If you want to see an adorable version of the ITV monkey go to Monkee Maker. Her monkee 007 is the cutest thing ever.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Knit Munkeh & Frogging

Here we are again on a Saturday. Just getting ready for work. Today is supposed to be gorgeous. Sunny and about 65f. That should bring out the punters. I really hope there aren't very many. = = = I can work on crafts or read a book when its slow at work - so I will be taking Munkeh with me. I need to frog his upper jaw and re-knit it today. I discovered last evening that I knit his jaw upside down. Once that is fixed then I only have 3 more legs to knit and all his parts will be done. Then I can put him together. I'm considering adding nostrils on his face. We'll have to see how they look. Also want to see how he would look with some fingers. I'm not sure what types of eyes he will have. I have the plastic safety type eyes or maybe knit a small piece and put the white highlight on it. I'll try the plastic eye first and see if it looks alive enough. If you'd like to see a nice looking Monkee have a look over at Monkee Maker. Hers are fabulous. Specially 007! = = = Yesterday something got me and I had sneezing fits alllllll day long. My poor nose is so sore today. So far I've not been sneezing. Hopefully whatever it was has passed. Better go for now.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Good Grief

My word, its been over a year since I last posted here. Its also been over a year since DH retired. End of December will be a year of retirement for me also. Right after I retired I took a part-time job with Target. I worked there for 2 months and quit. Then took a job with Catherine's (women's clothing). Worked there about 3 months and quit. RETAIL WAS NOT FOR ME!!! == Now I work part-time at the office of the manufactured home park where we live. I work every weekend showing homes that are for sale. I also work about 6 days a month in the office answering phones, filing, making copies, general office stuff. Its worked out really well - just the right amount of hours that I need per month. Strange thing with having retired and the job I have now - I no longer bite my fingernails. I figure that the stress level has decreased so much that I don't chew my nails off any longer. They are long enough now that I'm having a bit of trouble typing. I guess I need to file them down a bit. = = = End of December DH and I are going to Indiana to visit DS and D-I-L over Christmas. We are excited about our trip! = = = End of January we are expecting our first grandbaby. DS and wife have not asked if its a girl or a boy - they want to be surprised. Also, they are not telling anyone the names they have picked out. You know how everyone feels its their duty to comment on the names and why they like it or don't. Like its any of their business. = = = I've been getting our Christmas projects finished and have everything done. I only need to wrap and box everything up for mailing. We like to get everything done early so we don't have to be out in the crowds with all the crazy shoppers. = = = Started a new knitting project a few days ago. I'm making an ITV Monkey. Its a funny monkey pattern from a TV station that used to be over in England. The monkey was part of the ITV advertisements. When he's finished I will put a pix of him here. I'm anxious to get him finished to see what he ends up looking like and what his name will be. = = = better go, I'm tired and need to hit the sack. more later - Stine