Thursday, 10 May 2007

I've had a go at a double-sided monster, pink and orange stripes one side, blue the other:





The idea is that you flip it over and you have a happy monster on one side, and a sad one on the other. The legs become horns/feelers/ears/whatever you fancy. I'm not sure about him/her, though. I REALLY don't like sewing separate pieces together as it just never looks neat enough, but I couldn't figure out how to knit in the round with the two separate colours on each side at once, so it looks a little lumpy. Maybe I should consult my Stitch 'n' Bitch book - the knitters' Bible - for advice.

But anyway, onwards and upwards! I've publicly said I'm aiming for a 1st June launch for my etsy shop (although that's a Friday, so it'll be the 4th) so I'd better get on! A mummy and baby monster next, I think....

5 comments:

natural attrill said...

Thats a great idea, having a reversable monster!
P.xx

Becky said...

Your monsters are great! Especially this reversable chap, here's a great book I can heartily recommend to a fellow monster fan:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Plush-o-rama-Curious-Creatures-Immature-Adults/dp/1579908780/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/203-5135921-3451120?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1178813792&sr=8-1

paula said...

Hi Emma
Me and Catatatat think your monsters would make good hotwater bottle covers aswell!
oooh, and make pocket sized monsters, and handwarmer covers too!!!
paula x

PG said...

Can you not knit the seams together? I have this vague memory...you pick up the end stitch from one side, and then a matching one from the other side and put the first one over the other, pick up from the other side and repeat - a bit like a simple crochet stitch just looping the sides together. Been a sod of a long time since I knitted!

Tommy-Rocket said...

aaaaw, he looks like he needs a cuddle!
you're certainly getting those monters knitted!
They're looking wonderful!

xxxxx