I made him back in September of last year, and foolishly thought I would release the pattern in November. Everyone knows that monkeys prefer summer! So he’s coming to the Mochimochi Shop next month, and he now has a name: Zaru!
I blogged my design process for this guy in a guest post for Whipup that went up in October. You may have heard that Kathreen Ricketson, the founder of Whipup, passed away earlier this month in a tragic accident. She was huge influence on the contemporary craft movement, and she is sorely missed. You can find out how to contribute to a fund for her children here.