Goddess Knitters

17 July 2007

Camp with the Goddesses.............

What do you get when you put a group of friends together in a mountain cabin with a bunch of wool and a lot of wine? A Riot!!!!!

The Goddesses have just returned from our latest adventure, a week at Camp Knitty-Ha-Ha! Actually the camp is held at our family cabin in the Blue Mountains of Eastern Oregon. The cabin is a great place to get away from it all and just enjoy each other and knit. As if this wouldn't be enough fun we decided we needed a theme for camp this year. We put our heads together and came up with..........sock monkeys. Yes, I said sock monkeys.

We each brought yarn and using a pattern that one of the goddesses found on the Internet we created our very own sock monkey. During the knitting and construction of said monkeys there was a fair amount of laughing, tears, swearing, frogging, muttering, etc. You get the picture. But when all was said and done we did come up with some pretty great looking monkeys! Each monkey seemed to take on a personality of it own as the were created. You can only imagine!



Each monkey was knit from the toes up, the "butt" next and then the torso, followed by the head. We knit the arms, mouth, ears and tail separately and stuffed and stitched them on. Then came the "features". We decided to needle felt on the eyes, mouth line, eyelashes, and various tattoos! All of the monkeys have heart on their chest but each has it's own special tattoo somewhere else!


After all of this the real fun began! We needed to have photos of our monkeys out and about doing what monkeys do. And believe me, they were very busy!


There was tree climbing,


.................................feeding ducks


..................and even riding in the canoe!



But at the end of the day I think that everyone, monkey and goddess alike would agree that the best part of Camp Knitty-Ha-Ha would have to be sitting on the deck and admiring the wonderful view with special friends!


~knit on~

cockeyed




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4 Comments:

  • At 9:05 PM, Blogger Erin said…

    Damn it! Those monkeys need to have life jackets on if their are going to ride in the canoes! It is a cabin rule!

     
  • At 6:04 AM, Anonymous The Absentee Goddess said…

    Wish I could have been there but glad to see the results of your labor. Hope I get to meet the little critters soon!

    kc

     
  • At 1:45 PM, Blogger Linda said…

    You guys are too funny! That is a lot of wine!! I'm surprised the monkeys don't have their heads on backwards. I found your blog on Ravelry and I knew it would be hilarious. I'd love to have the link to the monkey pattern for my knitting group. Thanks for the smiles. Don't work (laugh) too hard on the shipment this month.
    Linda from Sock Camp

     
  • At 6:44 PM, Blogger Carol said…

    Hi all --
    Obsessive knitter here & delighted to see my monkey pattern involved in such a fun event. The pattern is still available on Etsy and also on my website www.knitcolor.com. Thanks for the support & keep on knitting those monkeys!
    Carol

     

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