Yarn: Morehouse Merino, Everglades
Needles: Size 5 KnitPicks Options
Started: October 24, 2007
Completed: November 14, 2007
Modifications: I added two extra repeats to the Main Body section of the pattern to make it a bit longer, and worked the tail decreases one stitch in from the edge, rather than right on the edge.
I ordered this kit from Morehouse Farms because BHE saw it in an ad in one of my knitting magazines and commented on it. He never comments on anything, so I thought it would make a pretty good Christmas gift for him. This was really pretty fast, I just couldn't knit on it anytime there was a chance he could walk in the room. In fact, one night he thought I was sick because I heard him coming and stuffed it under the quilt that was on my legs. When he walked in the room, I was just sitting there, watching TV, and NOT KNITTING!!! Close call!
My only complaint was the yarn seemed to have a lot of VM in it, and even though I was getting gauge (stitch gauge only, the pattern didn't give row gauge), it was looking like it was going to end up a good 10-12 inches shorter than the pattern said. After a good soak and blocking, I got the correct length, and the yarn is considerably softer. I've ordered KnitPicks Swish DK (washable!) to make another for Monkeyboy.