Tag: felting

This Is Why I Can’t Have Nice Things

This Is Why I Can’t Have Nice Things

Thank you to everyone who sent well wishes for our wedding and marriage! Everything went perfectly and the day was a dream. We are yet to receive our official wedding photographs so we still have that excitement to come, but my bouquet was very well […]

Adventures With Felting – Hot Water Bottle Cover

Adventures With Felting – Hot Water Bottle Cover

Knowing that I had a hospital stay approaching, I have been trying to get some more of my Christmas projects completed. I finally decided on a hot water bottle cover for my brother-in-law, and I decided that it should be a very Christmassy affair. Knit […]

Monkeyangelo’s Giantmonk with Crocheted Fig Leaf

Monkeyangelo’s Giantmonk with Crocheted Fig Leaf

Contain your excitement…

The embodiment of monkey physical perfection – Giantmonk So… several people (ok, two – the beautiful and intelligent Getknitics and Mooncalf) guessed that yesterday’s blob was a leaf! It was a fig leaf, to be precise – a pattern taken from Lesley Stanfield’s ‘100 flowers to knit and crochet’ which arrived in the post on Saturday. This was a book that I’d wanted pretty much since I started knitting, but wasn’t sure if I could justify spending £10 on a book about ‘frivolous embellishments’, 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 he’s not trying to help me justify buying a book of crocheted and knitted flower patterns.

Pattern: Fig Leaf by Lesley Stansfield
Yarn: Rowan Pure Wool DK
It Felt So Wrong…

It Felt So Wrong…

Felting is an inexact science at the best of times. Add to that the fact that I cannot really crochet (I have tried to teach myself a few times, but I always forget how to do it as soon as I put the crochet hook […]