Thursday, December 31, 2009

Frances the Charismatic Monster

Another monster has been completed for the nursery -- Frances the Charismatic Monster. Yay for a fun pattern from Danger Crafts.

Mum had started this when she was over on her pre-baby visit last month. I picked it up again the other morning while watching The English Patient and was able to polish off 2 legs and an arm. That gave me all the incentive I needed to just knuckle down and finish off the remaining arm and ears and sew this cutesy pie together. (That's right, I'm putting this holiday break and pre-baby time to good relaxing and crafty use!)

Here's the details:
  • Yarn: Knit Picks Shine Worsted in Snapdragon. I think Mum and I may have used 4 balls between us. And that's only because we used a double strand (in hindsight not necessary, but it does make the fabric denser).
This was gifted to me by Nachaele when she moved from Colorado last year - I think she'll agree it's been put to good use :) And I think there might be enough left to make a cute cardigan wrap like this one (ravelry link).
  • Needles: US 6
  • Mods: I chose to handstitch eyes and teeth again since it is intended for a baby

Ooh I am looking forward to seeing how the nursery will turn out. I also painted the walls yesterday. Opted for a traditional pale pink. Nothing too bright -- I'd like the fun accessories to pop and be the feature.


Anonymous said...

Love it. So good. Looking forward to seeing any others you might make. xx

Emma said...

Frances is indeed very charismatic, especially with that jaunty bow!

I love the monsters you're making for your little girl's nursery, they're very sweet.

Oiyi said...

Awesome! Also, Happy New Year!

theknittingcowgirl said...

It is so lovely!!!!! I love it! And this time you have knitted a monster in my favourite color!! :-)
Thinking how to make nursery have to be so fun and amazing!!! I can't wait to see pics about it!!

Happy 2010!!!

Knitting by the Pond said...

So cute and fun! :)

Denise said...

She's adorable, a pale pink room sounds like it will be lovely for these cutie monsters. Can't wait to see it.
Happy New Year to you.

Bea said...

So cute! Now that you've said it I can't wait to see how the nursery comes out. Happy new year!