A monster? ! Hmm, not quite. He started off quite small (See below. Markers show where the increases ended).
Looks more like a beanie, huh? And it was challenging to keep all those stitches on dpn’s. I lost a few! Not too happy about that. So eventually I had to switch to circulars. But did I have the right length? Of course not. That would be too easy. And I can’t just go out and buy them. Finding knitting supplies in my little town is very challenging, if not next to impossible. Online ordering was out of the question ‘cuz I’d have to wait and wait for shipping (and I was already behind schedule).
Since I already had two circulars in the same size (one aluminum and the other in bamboo), I tried to knit on two circulars. It’s a technique I’ve tried before to work sleeves in the round. Of course, one of my needles was not cooperating and felt awkward (don’t ask). My ultimate solution? Knit from one circular to another. Hey, it worked! And life was made easier (picture that follows shows the whole monstery thing on bamboos).
Hmmm, not sure he quite looks like a monster yet–more like a cute beret. Then my beret turned into a bowl and finally a blue ball. Slowly but surely, he’s getting there!
Little “Eggy” is happy to have the company.
I think once the eyes are attached, he’ll have more personality. And I’ve already decided to make some changes too. My little monster is supposed to have brown spikes on his back. I think aqua spikes will look better and serve to make the horns more prominent. What do you think?