FO: Monkey!

A rather homely monkey.

I finished this monkey on Sunday.

While knitting the various pieces, I had high hopes for the end product. Unfortunately, I find it to look terribly homemade, rather than delightfully handmade.

I wish I had stuffed it more and sewn the mouth on better. Oh, and the legs aren’t centered. But it’s going to a newborn, so I’m trying to not be so uptight about it. While I don’t like it so much, I refuse to take it apart and redo it.

The friend who introduced Porkchop and me had a baby a couple of weeks ago. She and I were anthropology classmates, and she actually followed her dreams and became a primatologist! Her dissertation is on a monkey population in Gabon, so of course we have to send her monkey-themed items. Because she surely won’t receive enough of those from other people.

Other Things

School starts next week, and I’m taking Physics I and Abnormal Psychology. The physics book looks scary.

As of last week, I started volunteering Thursday afternoons at a physical rehabilitation center. I first contacted the center in January, so I’m excited and relieved to start accumulating volunteer hours!

All is not doom and gloom, but I surely could do with some laughter these days.

2 thoughts on “FO: Monkey!

  1. Alessandra Plattner says:

    “I surely could do with some laughter these days”
    I can lend you Mark anytime you want. Put him and Porkchop together and you are bound to have a good laugh :-)

  2. carrie says:

    I certainly could use my own personal comedy hour.

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