Saturday, February 26, 2005

No pictures = no Blog Love

Well, I get the hint. I get it loud and clear. You aren't interested in reading my blog unless I post pictures. I understand, I'm the same way as I'm a very visual person. Well you wanted pictures and pictures you shall have. I borrowed a camera - because I aim to please (and to be honest, I'm a comment Ho and miss hearing from you guys). Some of the pictures aren't the clearest because I don't know how to use all of the setting on this camera.

I'm pleased to present to you, the beautiful Zira...


Zira loves the camera and aspires to be a model some day. She also loves bananas...


Especially eating them!


I catch her climbing on Arwen quite frequently...


She assures me that she's not playing but just trying to sneek a peek of what I'm spinning. Today, its merino and alpaca.


Zira wanted to show off the hat that I made her even though it doesn't fit very well(she's so sweet to wear it anyway). I'm working on a custom fit sweater this weekend.

Zira tells me that she has a secret that she'll share with you all very, very soon. I wonder what that monkey is up to.

Zira began as this bunch of unfelted parts.


After felting her, I had to snip and restitch her hands and feet. It was a big mistake knitting that mohair at the tops of both. I wanted fluffy cuffs and ended up with Popeye arms and calves. I used my mitten and sock skills to make her hands and feet. I was so glad to use my newfound skills. I stitched her muzzle on and needle felted her face and ears. In my haste to finish her, I forgot to make a tail. I'll have to work on that over the weekend. Overall, I'm pleased with the results and only need to make minor changes to the pattern. I did some stash busting to make her so her colors aren't very monkey-like. I hope to work on a buddy for her soon. I "heart" Zira!

Enough monkey business. For those who've inquired (thanks for asking), my laptop is about 80% back to normal. It has crashed a couple of times since I got it back so I hesitate saying that its "fixed." However, its a huge improvement over the other computer so I'm not going to complain (plus, I get the feeling that everyone is tired of hearing me whine). I'll have a regular knitting/spinning post on Monday. I've been a busy little bee. Take care...

8 comments:

ThreeOliveMartini said...

i LOVE that monkey.. i love monkeys very much .. that is the cutest thing ever !!

Lauren said...

Zira is a precious little one! What a cute knit :) I have missed you Tanya!

Can't wait to see what you have been working on!

Elisa said...

Zira is adorable, thanks for sharing all the pictures of her. I'm sorry to hear about all your computer virus troubles - that's just got to suck royally.

We've certainly missed you!

Gracie said...

Ditto what was said above! Zira is adorable! I know she is glad to be hanging around your house!

Has she become friends with the guinea pig yet?

Heather said...

WOW! I love her!

You will inspire A monkey see monkey do along! You have to sell that pattern!

VERY VERY Cute! Look at that face! :)

froggyknits.com said...

oh i just love it! so cute.

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