FO – Petunia the Patio Monster

Hot off the needles! I’m so excited to say that I have finally knit my first stuffy! I watch a podcast called LegacyKnitz, with Sue and Chelsea (a mother / daughter duo), and they are hosting a stuffy along. You can enter as many times as you want to and the prizes are super cute. You just need to join their Ravelry group and cast on. You can use the hashtag #lksal16 on social media to document your progress or finished objects. Crochet, knit, sew…all stuffies are welcome!

This was a really fun, fast knit from Rebecca Danger’s book The Big Book of Knitted Monsters. I’ve had the book for awhile and the yarn too; however needed that extra push to get started. I’ve got a head start on Christmas knitting, as this will be going to my BFF’s son Lockwood. Here’s the down and dirty…

Ravelled Here: Petunia the Patio Monster

Started 4/4/16 – Finished 4/11/16

Needles: US 5 (3.75mm) DPNs and Magic Loop

Yarn: Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash in the color Lake Chelan Heather (.49 grams for the small version)

Other materials: scrap of black yarn, 12mm black pupil safety eyes, white felt, stuffing

Techniques New to Me: Three Needle Bind Off, using safety eyes

The next time, I will try the Invisible Stitch when sewing the bottom / legs up. This go around I used a Top Stitch.

Petunia and I had a great time taking pictures on the patio today! *You can click each image to make it larger, if you wish.

Until next time, Happy Knitting!


5 Comments Add yours

  1. FogKnits says:

    Rebecca Danger also has a lot of monsters that are knit in one piece! Those are the ones I especially love…sewing arms & legs can be a real pain!

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    1. I didn’t mind so much 🙂 I thought it was fun because I’ve never done it before. However, there are a couple of monsters in her book that I want to try that are one piece…or you only have to knit the arms. This was so much fun!

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      1. FogKnits says:

        She also has a style where you knit the body and pick up stitches from there, to work the limbs out to the end. I like that method as well!
        Such versatile little critters!

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  2. Hannah says:

    She is a lovely little monster! I really like her bellybuttton. How sweet. 🙂

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