HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my mum for today!!!
My Big Book of Knitted Monsters arrived last week and I couldn’t wait to get started on one of the patterns. As I needed a birthday gift for someone for this Thursday, I decided to make a monster in her favourite colours so I checked with her mum and popped into Abakhan on Saturday for something in “aqua”. The only suitable yarn was a super chunky but as you knit at a tight gauge so that the stuffing doesn’t show through I thought it would be fine. I got a lovely dark red for a contrast colour and decided to make Dot (click third last picture under main picture). Although the yarn said to use 10mm needles I finally settled on 5.5mm ones which has turned out a really nice tight fabric.
And Dot herself has turned out to be a monster Monster!! Look at the size of her against our Labrador, and she is a chunky labrador too!!
I really hadn’t realised she would be so big but actually I’m happy because the recipient can use her as a cushion for her bedroom or something.
Pattern: Dot from the Big Book of Knitted Monsters
Yarn: Sirdar Big Softie, 4 balls aqua, 1 ball red
Mods: I ran out of aqua so I finished off the arms with the red, but I’m chuffed with it because it gives her separate coordinating “hands”. I did a quirky crooked mouth on purpose!