Loyal Subjects. What a roller coaster ride this year has been.
There have been highs, there have been lows.
The lows have included the constant threat by newly knitted Stunt Monkees to take over my
crown Santa hat, and some of the scrapes that I have been involved in, through no fault of my own.
Certain tasks that I've had to perform in the course of my duties have left me wondering whether my knit would ever bounce back. So far, it always has.
But on the plus side, there have been muffins. There has been beer. There have been people mistaking me for Daniel Craig wherever I go.
And for that, loyal and faithful readers of this mad woman's blog, I would like to thank you, on behalf of my creator and myself and wish you all a very
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
lots of love, Yours,
..... O-K then. Right. Well, I'm obviously ill and need to go and have a lie-down immediately. But before I do there's the small matter of this being my 200th post. Hurrah! And the even smaller matter of a giveaway. Again, Hurrah!!
Behold ..... some of my stash .....
..... see anything you fancy? Or have you seen any of the stunt monkees on this blog that you like the look of and would like to own yourself (or give to someone you know)? Because this may well be your chance.
In a break from my usual policy of not knitting monkees to order ..... I will knit one stunt sized monkee (sorry, 007 size takes too long) to a commenter's specification. Be that furry, smooth, mottled, multi-coloured, classic 007 stylee, or a combination of the above. So have a think about what you'd like your monkee to look like and leave me a comment with your colour and style requirements on this post.
There can be only one winner. None of that picking six names out of a hat. Oh no, no stress for me this time and I shall use a random number generator (even if there are only 3 entries) to pick the winner.
So, moving on to the rules. There are more this time :-
- Please come back to see if you've won
- Please leave a name on your comment (make one up if you're embarrassed to be reading a blog about knitted monkeys. I know I would be)
- Only one entry per person, please
I'll pick the winner next Sunday morning. So get designing that monkee and get commenting.
A few points arising from my last post.
This is for Stine, who doesn't know what a sock and pant mountain is ......
Thankfully, a lot of you do seem to know what they are and indeed have one, or two, of your very own. And a note to E ..... I did cull some sock and pants ...... and it felt good.
Rosie and Lucykate Crafts ..... sorry, I can't report on Enchanted as in the end we couldn't be bothered to go (a lot of that happens around here). We could, on the other hand, be bothered to drive into Wales (paying over 5 quid to get in!) and go shopping for a new Christmas outfit each. Luckily only from Peacocks, so not too much damage to the bank account, but still, next time I'll stick to the original plan.
Anyway. How did this post get so long? I'm off for that lie down ..... Merry Christmas to knitted monkey lovers everywhere (for "Lovers" read "those people that are quite fond of ....") and I'll see you next year. If not before .....