And you will know me by the trail of monsters.

28 Jul

Monster fever; it has hit.

Coco the Canister Monster with a canister of coco.

Yesterday, I made Coco the Canister Monster. She is actually my second Coco, as the first has gone to live with my best friend Leah. This yarn (also from that first grab bag) was just so monster-y, and I only had enough of it to make Coco this phenomenon may or may not result in an army of Cocos. She came out much bigger than her predecessor, since she was knit on 10.5s with super bulky yarn, and has one smaller arm, but she says that if Nemo had a small fin and did everything that he did, she should be fine.

"Time for cookies!!"

Unlike my other monsters, Coco is an alien. She hasn’t told me what planet she comes from (she insists it’s a matter of interplanetary security), but she loves to regale us all with fantastic tales of her home planet. According to her, they have a planetary holiday called Cookie Day where everyone spends all day baking cookies, although since this holiday conveniently falls pretty much every day or two, there’s some speculation that she may have made it up, or at least exaggerated about its frequency.

Coco in her natural habitat.

Since this Coco is much bigger than other Cocos, she can’t fit into any of our canisters. So instead of nestling into the beans every night to sleep, she curls up in the corner between the canisters and the microwave, content to be a Canister Guarding monster, rather than a more traditional canister dweller. No mice or bugs will penetrate these canisters!!

Family portrait 7/28

Pattern: Coco the Canister Monster by Rebecca Danger
Time Span: 26 to 27 July 2011
Materials: 55.8 yards of Artful Yarns Circus
Ravelry link:


3 Responses to “And you will know me by the trail of monsters.”

  1. Jill Merrill July 28, 2011 at 7:04 pm #

    Is Rebecca Danger’s Coco an alien, or just yours?

  2. handsfullofyarn July 28, 2011 at 8:08 pm #

    Just mine!

  3. Sarah August 15, 2011 at 10:24 pm #

    I’m kind of in love with your little monsters ❤

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