Contain your excitementâ€¦
The embodiment of monkey physical perfection – Giantmonk Soâ€¦ several people (ok, two â€“ the beautiful and intelligent Getknitics and Mooncalf) guessed that yesterdayâ€™s blob was a leaf! It was a fig leaf, to be precise â€“ a pattern taken from Lesley Stanfieldâ€™s â€˜100 flowers to knit and crochetâ€™ which arrived in the post on Saturday. This was a book that Iâ€™d wanted pretty much since I started knitting, but wasnâ€™t sure if I could justify spending Â£10 on a book about â€˜frivolous embellishmentsâ€™, because it was hard to see how they might have any practical value, until I realised the obvious and pressing need for crocheted, felted fig leaves:
It’s Monkeyangelo’s Giantmonk. For those astute viewers that might rightly note that the original, slightly less magnificent statue by Michelangelo does not actually figure a fig leaf, this is quite true. However, in reserved British style, one was made for the cast of the statue at the V&A museum after Queen Victoria expressed shock at the sight of the statue. Nowadays, however, David usually likes to be a bit more free and easy, much like Giantmonk when heâ€™s not trying to help me justify buying a book of crocheted and knitted flower patterns.
Yarn: Rowan Pure Wool DK