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can this be for real?<br><a href="http://www.knittingzone.com/catalog/product_info.php?pName=keyhole-top-srk47&cName=by-type-sweaters" target="_blank">http://www.knittingzone.com/catalog/...-type-sweaters</a><br>
the yarn...the yarn is called "Baby Monkey"<br>
aptly named, yes, but....<br>
good grief!
 

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I've seen dog fur yarn on Ebay and they did a show on it on Knitty Gritty. Baby Monkey? I would think PETA would have something to say about that...no sure what but I'm thinking that is just wrong some how!<br><br>
Is that what you meant? That the yarn is made from baby monkey fur?
 

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LOL I guess I wasn't that clear.<br>
In my honest, and in no way claiming to be that of the masses, opinion, that is one hideously ugly top. The model is clearly a beautiful woman, but that garment makes her look like she has a strange hair malady. Then to top it off, the yarn is actually called "baby monkey," which I thought was fitting in an unintended (I'm sure) way.
 

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That would be perfect for knitting up a gorilla suit . . . and that's about it!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:
 

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it's really soft. I used it on a little belt I made to go with Madison's <a href="http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y145/hendreque/Madison/011007059.jpg" target="_blank">Christmas dress</a>. it matched Papa's santa suit.
 

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the ladies from "you knit what?!?" would rip that top to shreds. i myself think "baby monkey" is a sickening name for a yarn. :puke
 

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Sigh. People do some criminal stuff with eyelash/fur yarn. I have this theory that the makers of Fun Fur have photos of all the top crochet designers in compromising positions, and that's what's behind some of the yarn-atrocities I've seen. (Such as <a href="http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6967/677/1600/mange.jpg" target="_blank">this</a>.) It seems they've gotten to the knitters now, too.
 

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That is a very ugly sweater...<br><br>
However, I could see the pattern looking nice done in a pretty cotton silk blend yarn. Also, I could see that yarn making a nice border on a hat or as an accent the way frogger used it.<br><br>
I think it really comes down to a very poor marriage of yarn and pattern.
 

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IMHO, nobody should ever marry fun fur to ANYTHING. Especially not a perfectly good knitting pattern <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">
 

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I doubt it; it's for sale right now & not marked as a vintage pattern. I don't believe they really had furry yarns twenty years ago, anyway. (I've certainly never seen them used in old books, at any rate.)
 

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She's lovely but the sweater makes her look a little on the crazy side IMO.<br><br>
ETA The model, I mean...not Madison. She's lovely too but not crazy looking <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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That is one uuuuuugly top.
 
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