Thursday, February 28, 2013

Mad Hatter

My sister-in-law, Courtney, asked me to make her a monster.  She has a very vivid description of her, and I picked out the yarn and the pattern well before the tornado hit...but I also had issues with my thumb (remember that) and had to take a break from monster making for a few weeks (or at least a project).  Then I had to order some safety eyes in green and wait for them to come in...and they came in the day before the tornado hit.

And you know what happened then.  A frenzy of packing everything up, taking it to our third floor apartment, dumping it all out and going back to the house for more boxes of stuff.  I finally found all the pieces to the monster, but that took a couple of days as I mentioned in my blog entry last week.  And finally, on Saturday, I got to sit down and knit and knit and knit.  I'm having so much fun working on this little critter.  She has quite the personality and as I'm doing each little part of her, different things come out.  For instance, she did NOT like sitting still to get her hair done last night.  The end result is well worth it but I had the hardest time knitting up those little bits of hair.  And I just love how the three green eyes pop out and look at you with a completely guileless expression.  You know she's up to something, but what you could never tell.

I think we're settling into the apartment ok.  Getting into a routine and enjoying the quiet of the place.

Today's picture is of me knitting her.  I kind of hate how her body blends in with my pajamas, but then that allows my working hands to show a little better.  I've never seen pics of my hands knitting and think it's kind of neat to look at.

1 comment:

  1. I love the way you describe your "monsters" coming to life. Back when I used to make dolls, their personality blossomed when I finished their face. Auntie J.