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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: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/annanlove19/coco-the-canister-monster-2

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Monster Ahoy!

27 Jul

I spent about a week and a half being terribly ill (i.e. pneumonia, conjunctivitis, passing out and falling down the stairs and getting a concussion and being rushed to the ER), and clearly the best way to reintegrate myself into knitting (and blogging!) life is by knitting a Rebecca Danger monster.

In the sink.

Baldwin the Bathroom Monster, in his natural habitat.

And lo, Baldwin the Bathroom Monster was born. He is made out of Lorna’s Laces Swirl DK, which I got in my very first Webs grab bag about two years ago (I’ve almost knit my way through the whole thing I swear). Since it’s DK, and monsters like to be knit on needles smaller than called for, he ended up being made on size 2s. I made this decision with no whining or scariness or anything, I just cast on. I was very proud.

Peeking out from behind the medicine cabinet.

"Hoo?"

Baldwin is a nervous around new people, but once he determines you’re a friend, he’ll follow you around, hopping and hooting until you play with him.

In the toiletries bin.

"Hoo hoo!!"

He has a beak instead of a traditional monster mouth, because when I was making his face last night at five in the morning hush I was inspired that is what he told me he wants.

In the shower caddy.

"Hooooo!"

He might follow you into the bathroom, but he promises to look away while you take care of business. And (despite above evidence) he will not join you in the shower, as he does not like water very much.

On the toilet paper, keeping an eye on my towel, and protecting the toilet paper from cats.

"Hoo."

He fancies himself guarder of the toilet paper, keeping it safe from the cats. We don’t have the heart to tell him that our cats couldn’t be less interested in it.

On the floor.

"....hoo."

He narrowly avoided a fall into the kitty litter, while trying to attain the following picture:

Posing for the camera :P

"Hoo hoo hooo!!!!"

And finally, Baldwin with his brothers and sisters:

Not pictured: Coco, who lives with my best friend Leah.

From top left: Lurleen, Kat, Harold, Charlena, Claude, Irving Q, Irving and Baldwin.

Pattern: Baldwin the Bathroom Monster by Rebecca Danger
Time Span: 26 to 27 July 2011
Materials: 108 yards of Lorna’s Laces Swirl DK
Ravelry link: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/annanlove19/baldwin-the-bathroom-monster