Sunday, August 16, 2009

I want a monkey

I knitted the back for my Hamburg backpack today and then felted it in the washing machine.

I used Cascade Pastaza with no pattern, I just knitted what looked about right and then threw it in the machine.

This is what came out:

So as you can see I am the proud owner of a Monkey's back!


I don't know about you but the first thought that came to my mind was,
"I know! I'll shave my monkey!!"

This is the final result and I'm happy with it:
(notice the dead cat lying above my monkey's back...)
It's crooked and lopsided, but what the heck, everything in my life is crooked and lopsided so I think it suits me just fine! I'm going to knit another short piece for the top and then put a crooked zipper between those pieces with a flat, hidden inside pocket that will rest against my back when I have it on.

I've decided to use the 32 Flavors yarn on the side pieces and I think I'm going to piece together pieces of leather for the bottom. Then the front will be a patchwork of what ever I feel like patching together. We'll see if this thing is a success!


Allison said...

Wow, I can't believe how hairy that turned out! Remind me not to felt any of my pastaza