Saturday, June 30

It's official ..... I'm too old for novelty back-packs

How sad. I do so love novelty back-packs. For years I carried around this one thinking it was the dogs scruttocks .......



In fact, I still love it, I've just come to realise that a woman of a certain age can no longer get away with wearing such wacky accessories without looking a tad weird. Maybe I'm wrong and it's completely fine, but on Thursday I'd obviously forgotten my own advice and cycled to work wearing the monkey back-pack. And I was so embarrassed! I felt like the Child Catcher in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!




Now, I have no qualms about getting my monkey out in public - as it were - but actually WEARING one? That's totally different. Obviously my colleague has no such concerns, as here she is sporting 007 ......



Although she didn't venture out of the office wearing him, so who knows, she may feel the same.

Anyhoo. This all brings me to the question of what is to be done with the monkey bag. RGH is refusing to use it for a boy-bag ...... strange, he's usually so compliant ....... and obviously the RBD's have their teenage street cred to preserve. I could unravel and unpick him but that just seems like a horrible waste of time.

So, in a blatant rip-off of someone whose site I lurk at a lot, I'm going to have a competition! (Sorry Julie, but they say that imitation is the greatest form of flattery!). Yes, that's right, a competition to win my not-very-good-only-used-once monkey back-pack!!

And all you have to do to be in with a chance of winning this exclusive Monkeemaker back-pack is to leave a comment. Simple!

Now, bearing in mind that Julie had 376 entries in her recent competition I know that I can never compete with that. I may get 3 (after all, I have 3 regular viewers and I'll be expecting them to feel obliged to enter!); I may possibly get 7 or 6, but definitely not all three numbers together. But I'm fine with that. Because also bearing in mind that since starting this blog I've had 8 comments - and one of those was from RBD2 using my account - then any extras would be a bonus.

Oh, and one other thing to bear in mind is that Site Meter are still telling me nobody has looked at my monkeys (I think I'm going to sack them), and yes, most of those visitors on the right are still me! Just boosting my stats! So, if you want to win my not-very-good-but-quite-funny backpack, your chances are pretty good.

I'm going to keep it open for a week ..... hmm, maybe that should be a month depending on whether there are any takers! ...... and if anyone leaves a comment between now and next Saturday, they may find they have a back-pack made of knit foisted upon them.

Just think, this could be on a back near you in no time at all! So get commenting! Although do please note, that should you be the lucky winner of my not-very-good monkey bag, and when it flops onto your doormat you realise that, "Hey, it really is not very good!", I don't want it back. Ok? Just so you know.

So tell all your monkey-loving friends, because we just don't have the room here for more clutter.

Oh come on! SOMEONE must want him!

11 comments:

Fiona Thornton said...

Please don't enter me into this competition as I am a knitted figment of your imagination. I just wanted to see how easy it is for those without accounts to comment. Quite easy as it turns out.

But hey, I got the ball rolling!

KiTTYPiNKSTaRS said...

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dottycookie said...

I think he's lovely. I can understand about the cluttery stuff, but I'm not sure I'd be able to let him go!

mrspao said...

He's just too cute for words! :)

Catherine said...

Hi, I love your sweet litte monkey. He has such a personality! I would love to give him a great home--one with lots of love and attention. I found your fun blog via the Little Cotton Rabbit's site. Thanks for the fun! Cathy

Robert said...

Holy primates! This is one of the best things since sliced banana bread. I have a 4 year old nephew in Madison, Wisconsin (US) that would absolutely flip for a fantastic monkey backpack, so please enter me in the running. Your work is so much fun, thanks for the opportunity - I mean who doesn't love a good contest! robert@mahardrygoods.com

Kim said...

He is adorable! (Did I spell that right? Not so sure) I would love to be entered! Does he have a name yet or do we get to name him? her?

Kim
League City, Tx
http://kim-n-cocoa.blogspot.com/
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Madwag said...

oh wow... another knitting blogger from Bristol UK.... I found you by searching for pg tips monkey knitting patterns.... my teenage daughter is crazy for the monkey... any monkey for that matter.

Anonymous said...

PLEASE! Enter me into this drawing this monkey is sooooooo cute!!!

tintocktap said...

Now, if I was to win the draw for this monkey, maybe I'll never get round to knitting my own. Hmmmm....