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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

I've been trying for the last half hour to write a halfway coherent post, but monsters ate my brain. Specifically, knitted monsters inspired by Maurice Sendak's "Where the Wild Things Are", for an art show/book launch taking place next Wednesday.

I promised at least three monsters, but so far I've only done one. Whoops, better get a move on. I ripped out all the work I'd done on the second monster last night, because I am using The Most Evil Yarn In The World— awful, but very appropriate, brown furry looking stuff which is impossible to knit with. There are no monsters in my nightmares, only that horrible brown acrylic that splits and clumps and tangles and unfortunately looks perfect for monster fur! Did I mention it was also cheap?!

I have a blister on my right index finger from when I was making the three legs for Monster #1 and decided to use DPNs. This has just confirmed my belief that furry, fluffy novelty yarns want to cause me pain.

On the plus side, it's fantastic to just make up what I'm knitting as I go, rather than sticking to any kind of plan or pattern. "Does this monster want three legs? Or will the two heads be scary enough?"... so they're a little haphazard, but I'm hoping by the time they're all finished, the dropped stitches and wonky seams will all just add to the monster-y charm.


Blogger lupinbunny said...

post some monster pictures when youre done. they sound cool.

3:55 pm  
Blogger Clementine said...

god, these monsters are doing my head in! aaagh! I hate stupid fluffy crappy yarn. I had to bribe myself with the promise of alpaca just so i get the damn things done! but i certainly will post pix when done.

4:41 pm  

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