Wednesday 21 November 2012

Another Monster Make

I'm making another monster from my book by Rebecca Danger, Big Book of Knitted Monsters.  This one is Baldwin the Bathroom Monster.  He is going to a be a Christmas present for another nephew, one who didn't get the last monster I made, Hugo the Couch Potato Monster.  This book is so full of fabulous characters it is hard to choose which monster to make, but this one, while similar is some respects to the first one, has lovely long arms.  I'm hoping that a 10 (nearly 11) year old won't be too old for a bathroom monster!

With this monster I have used the disappearing magic loop technique explained by TECHKnitting.  I have used the crochet version of this and like how it works, so I thought I'd give the knitting version a go.  It seems to work pretty well, and this is what it looks like.

Bathroom Monster 02

It's pretty neat and I think once I've done it a few times more, I won't need to refer to the instructions anymore.

I'm using Cascade 220 Superwash, which is the same yarn I used for the previous monster, just in a different colourway, number 810 which is supposed to be teal, but I think looks more jade in colour.

Bathroom Monster 01

It may be that it just looks jade to me because the light is so shocking at the moment.  We seem to have been covered in a grey blanket in the UK.  It's pretty normal for this time of year, but I think I blot it out to escape the trauma!  As you can see, I'm not very far on, but I don't think it will take that long to finish, but it will have to go on hold for a while.  I'm not taking it with me when I go away later on today, as I want something easy and mindless, so I think I will take the Nuvem.  The Nuvem doesn't look much different from the photos I've already shown you, so I'll leave it until I've motored on a bit more, probably when I'm back home.

My trip away is to the Knitting and Stitching Show in Harrogate and my sister- in-law is coming to pick me up for an extended visit up North.  Picking me up a couple of days before we go means I can recover from the journey and still go to the show with her and her Mum on Friday.  I'm really excited about my trip as I love the Show and I love seeing my family even more.  So if you see me being pushed around in a wheelchair at the Harrogate Show on Friday, stop me and say hello!

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