Saturday, March 3, 2012

Sparky the Monster

Ever since C saw me working on the monster for my nephew's Christmas gift, he has been begging for one of his own. So I let him choose the pattern and the colors and here is the result:

Meet Sparky. The pattern is Dot the Dress up Monster from Rebecca Danger's Big Book of Knitted Monsters. (My Ravelry project page is here). I used acrylic so hopefully it will hold up to a four year old's love. C even gave his input on what the mouth should look like and I made it out of felt. The eyes were done with a spider web embroidery technique. I think the boys would be okay if I used safety eyes - they are pretty far past the chewing on everything phase - but I'd rather not take the chance yet.

This was my first time doing one of the patterns that required knitting the legs to the body in one piece (especially because I use DPNs not magic loop). Overall I'm happy with how it turned out.

 

Linking up to: www.waywardgirlscrafts.com, iheartnaptime.net

10 comments:

  1. this is so cute - loving the mouth! What did you stuff it with?

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    1. Thanks! I used polyester fiberfill for the stuffing.

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  2. He is ADORABLE!! I love RD's monsters....and I have never noticed this one. Off to check it out!!

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  3. Would LOVE it if you could share this on my link party Serenity Saturday

    Natasha xx

    www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

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  4. Stopping by from the Sundae Scoop Link Party! http://queenofsavings.com

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  5. He's so cute! C made a good choice with the mouth! It turned out really neat!

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  6. What a cute little monster. Love the teeth!

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  7. So cute! I have not attempted knitting yet. I've done some crocheting but haven't ventured into knitting. You did an excellent job!

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