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May 13, 2009

M-O-N-S-T-E-R...

Heyya! So today is rainy and yucky, and I just want to curl up on the couch and see if Season 2 of Gilmore Girls is any good, but...I was told I need to blog. Peer pressure, it seems, is alive and well in my life.

Here's a little project I've been working on:

monster_body.jpg
What ees eet?

Back in January Tanis had a dream that we designed a project together. Since this dream seemed to make a lot more sense than the other one she had where she was stealing babies from the hospital...we decided that it must be a good idea. There followed this chat:

T: I really want to do a plushy-type stuffed character/animal/thing or a fabulous fair isle hat. Any thoughts?

E: I'm more excited by the fair isle idea...though judging from the number of babies my friends/family keep having, maybe I should be more into the plushes. A fair isle plush would be cute. Maybe a fair isle monster plush?

T: OMG. That's exactly what I wanted to do! A fair isle monster!

So that pretty much decided that. Tanis has long since finished hers...written up the pattern and everything. I, of course, am the one dragging my feet. Why? Who knows? My horn prototypes have been a little problematic, but nothing an intrepid knitter couldn't overcome. Maybe my intrepidity is waning?

Anyway here's a photo of my sketch. This monster will look like this if it kills me:

monster_2ndDraft.jpg

That's all for tonight! Stars Hollow calleth.

ETA: Upon re-reading I realize that I've muddled the facts. Tanis and I are each designing and knitting our own monsters...doing our own individual spin on the same project. This one is mine; hers is yet to be revealed. Stay tuned for that!