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?
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:
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.