Saturday, February 16, 2008

Monkey Blanket Update


As I posted before, I've been working on a really cute crocheted blanket featuring sock monkeys. I searched many local yarn suppliers for the right yarn for the monkeys themselves. Alas, I learned that none of them were carrying Bernat Denim-Style yarn in Rodeo Tan any longer. What to do? It just wouldn't be right if these monkeys were the wrong color, and I'm way too impatient to wait for an eBay order to arrive. After several agonizing trips to various stores, I finally found a replacement- Bernat Softee Chunky Twists yarn in Taupe. Yippee! Let the sock monkey crocheting commence.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing- I ran into the same exact problem... How did your project turn out?

Rachel said...

Really cute! This yarn works very well. I have to admit that ALL I need to do now is actually sew the monkeys on to the blanket, and I've yet to do so! One of these days... :)

Jenn Dawn said...

Thank you so much! I have been to three different Michaels' to find this Rodeo Tan. Your solution is great!

Jennifer :)

Anonymous said...

YES!!!!!!!! THANK YOU!!! i've been making these blankets as baby gifts for my friends (seems like all of them are procreating right now...) and i was so upset that bernat stopped making the rodeo tan! thank you so so so so much!

Maureen said...

Thank you sooooo much!!! I've made this blanket before and love it. I had to get some of the yarn on ebay and when I received it, it reeked of cigarette smoke :( I have someone who wants to buy this blanket from me and was able to order the yarn thanks to you!!!!

Maureen said...

Thank you soooo much! I have someone who wants to order this blanket and wasn't sure what to do about the yarn. The last time I made it, I was able to get the Rodeo Tan on ebay...Unfortunately it reeked of cigarette smoke when I received it.

Lisa said...

I'm so glad I found this blog. I was looking for a good replacement for the Rodeo Tan yarn. Thanks!

Did you ever post a picture of the finished blanket? I saw posts with the monkey heads and the squares.

Rachel said...

I don't think I ever did post a photo of the completed blanket! I'll do that this week. :)

biochick said...

i know this is a horribly late comment, but i just spent all afternoon trying to find that Rodeo Tan yarn for the sock monkey blanket. thank you so much for your post!

Anonymous said...

thanks for the info!