4KCBWDAY2 A Mascot Project

Eeep! I forgot to push the Publish button yesterday, I apologise for that!

The House of Monkey: Intelligent and with a fun loving side, Monkeys like to be challenged with every project presenting them with something new and interesting.

The House of Bee: Bees are busy and industrious, but can flit from one interesting project to the next as bright and shiny things capture their interest.


So, I have given it a little thought – not much, to be sure.

Monkey: well, who is not going  claim to be intelligent. That’s a given. I  recognise fun when I see it and have been known to projects just for the fun of it – and that fun usually comes from the pleasure of a new challenge. I am Monkey.

Bee: other people see me as busier and more industrious than I think that I truly am. It kind of implies worthiness, which is totally not me.  I do a lot of stuff but it’s mainly from a desire to avoid boredom. I like to keep  interested.  If bright and shiny things in this context mean lovely lacy triangles. OK, I hold my hand up. I am Bee.

So, I am at an impasse. I cannot choose my house. I think I shall stick with my newly-created House of Monkee and I would be willing to place money on the odds of finding more Monkees out there.

Onward, to today’s prompt:

Your task today is to either think of or research a project that embodies that house/animal. It could be a knitting or crochet pattern – either of the animal itself or something that makes you think of the qualities of that house.

Alternatively it could be a type or colour of yarn, or a single button. Whatever you choose, decide upon a project and blog about how and why it relates to your house/creature.

You know, I thought that this prompt was beyond me but I saw that word button and a gleam lit in my knitter’s eye. Remember these?

8 button shirts

8 button shirts

Often called Monkee Shirts.

Now, I am not thinking of a sweater for my project, that would hardly be a mascot, but a cushion cover. Even a busy bee likes a rest from time to time so a cushion would be useful. There will be bright and shiny decoration, t please the bee and a new technique to stretch the monkey.

I always liked this incarnation of The Shirt best:

Dark Blue, to match That Hat

Dark Blue

So – a dark blue cushion it is then.

An envelope opening, fastened with a row of four buttons and four more alongside for decorative purposes only. Heck, just for fun and Monkee-themed zaniness, I might add a bobble at each corner.

Now all I have to do is to wrap my head around the construction of the envelope in order to place the buttons where I want them.

There is a plethora of choice when it comes to bee buttons for my monkee cushion. I’ll have these, please


Yes, I know that there are only two but this is just a mental exercise…

If push came to shove, these are also very attractive


and available from multiple sources, so 8 should be no problem.

 More responses to today’s prompt


One Response to “4KCBWDAY2 A Mascot Project”

  1. Liz H 24th April 2013 at 10:53 pm #

    I came looking for your post yesterday – glad you found some inspiration.
    Great project idea. I’m guessing you aren’t going for extra credit by casting it on.

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