Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Monsters Are Coming!!

I’m in love.

When I found this pattern, it was love at first sight. I usually design my own handknits, but for the longest time, I have wanted to knit a monster. So I was thrilled to find this pattern by Danger Crafts available. I decided to grab some cotton yarn and just go for it. Each day I create a new monster, but they’re so cute, are they really monsters? I’ll let you be the judge of that.

My first one was Eek-o, and then of course he had to have a female counterpart, so Eek-ette was number two. My idea was an “eco-friendly” monster, so I stayed very neutral for Eek-o, and added a little pink for Eek-ette.

If hearing about how these were made is the kind of thing that really excites you, these were handknitted by me on two circular bamboo needles, using one hundred percent cotton yarn. Do you have any idea how hard it is to knit cotton on bamboo needles? It’s a very slow-going process. Not so slippery as if they were metal needles, but enjoyable nonetheless. They're also made with safety eyes, and each monster's mouth is hand cut out of felt.

So, sure, these are a work of art, but I think they’re more a work of love. I have loved knitting each and every one of these little monsters, and if you’re interested in having one of your very own little monsters, please contact me. I can customize them to match your home decor, your school colors, your favorite sports team, or whatever you like.

Eek-o and Eek-ette are available for sale on Etsy here and here. Thanks for looking!

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