In a moment of vagueness the other week I asked Monkeychild if she would like me to knit her something for Christmas, thinking that she might ask for a hat, scarf or gloves that even a hideously slow knitter like me might manage to finish before the 25th. She gave it some thought then said "Yes, one of those old jumpers that boys wore"; my response: "Eh?"
"And a hat like June wore in "Our Zoo".
Turns out that not only did Monkeychild like the character of June in the BBC series, but she was secretly admiring her wardrobe too - and there was me thinking that it was only June's pet monkey that she'd like! As for the jumper, she'd also had inspiration from another BBC series: Just William and from the illustrations in her books...
...and after attempting numerous tension squares and going up and down in needle sizes, I have finally made a start on the jumper - though I've ripped out at least five rows already!