Sunday, March 25, 2012


For his birthday, I told my nephew I would knit him an Angus the Attic Monster.  Why did I do this?

Good question.  While I do enjoy knitting in general, and monsters in particular, I detest the monsters with long arms and legs.  Never ending arm and leg knitting!!  I still have a Jerry monkey with 1 arm and a tail.  It took my months to finish my Janina monkey's limbs, after finishing the body rather quickly.  Still, I let the kid come over, and look through the book, and pick out what he wanted.  I won the battle over color (green that I didn't have vs. multi-colored variegated I do have), so when I asked him if he was sure he didn't want a Baldwin instead, I didn't push too hard.

I so regret that right now.  So I'm sitting here knitting these insanely long arms and legs.  The hands even have thumbs!  Aaarrrggghhh.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

More Monsters go to new homes.

So lately, I've given away two more monsters.  The first monster, I gave to a little boy whose family lost their house in a fire.  I gave him my Hugo, which I had made for myself.  I kind of miss Hugo...a lot...but I'm glad he has a new home, and a new name, Monster!

I gave away another blue monster, Tony.  His new name is Fang, and he's going to a teenage boy who is having major surgery with a 6 month recovery.  I love this picture.  It looks like he is waving good-bye.  He might be a little outraged to leave his monster buddies, but I think he'll like his new place.