Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Day Two: Chester the Chimp

"Your task today is to either think of or research a project that embodies that house/animal. It could be a knitting or crochet pattern – either of the animal itself or something that makes you think of the qualities of that house.

Alternatively it could be a type or colour of yarn, or a single button. Whatever you choose, decide upon a project and blog about how and why it relates to your house/creature."

So the House of Monkey needs a mascot.
Here's Chester the Chimp.

Chester the Chimp

I thought he should be a teeny tiny chimp. I'd use sock yarn to make him. His arms and legs will be i-Cord increasing at the bottom to create hands and feet. Chester has a stripy vest, which would probably work well made from self-striping sock yarn.

It might be tricky to do the detail on his face and his eyes will probably have to be made from felt.
He does have a bit of character, perhaps he should be called Cheeky Chester.


  1. Oooo what a fabulous drawing! Chester is a great name, yip certainly a cheeky chirpy Chimp.

  2. I really hope that you will be making him - he is shouting out for it!

  3. Adorable, will you actually be making him? - I would love to see the finished Chimp!

    1. Oh, I'd definitely like to make him. Hopefully, he should be a quick knit.