Look who's come to join us...
My first attempt at a monkey. It's a gift for Nephew Number 2 - a monkey for a monkey (although the original isn't quite so turquoise!) It went down pretty well I think - who knew you could knit a banana!
If you want to try making your own, the pattern is from Knitted Wild Animals by Sarah Keen.
Here's a quick roundup of my favourite knitted toys currently dwelling in folksy and etsy land:
[clockwise from top left]
Little Olive Knitted Owl from Love LOttie Knits
Squiggle - the hand knitted Monkey from Boo Biloo
Sydney Hedgehog Plush Lambswool Toy from Sara Carr
Gnomes hand knitted in Australian Merino Wool from tidabellamonkey
Tiny fox plush by adorablykawaii
Where the Wild Things Are Carol Inspired Amigurumi PATTERN aka Moishe from CraftyisCool