My first knitted stuffed animal. Woohoo! Knit this out of some Schaeffer yarns Lola (superwash sock yarn that I purchased ages ago when I thought I could be a sock knitter *scoff*), and Unplanned Peacock Studios superwash sport (I believe the colorway was parrot). Might not look like I striped the yarn, but there's proof!
Just wanted something fun and handmade for Little Niece this Christmas. We exchanged gifts early this year--yesterday, on Thanksgiving day. She seemed to like it once she figured out it was a toy--when she first looked at it she said, "What's inside?". Then she started to spin it around by the arms, and I was worried that Geoffrey would be making a trip to the monster ER for some arm re-connective surgery, but my sewing held. (whew!)
Specs: Pattern is Daphne and Delilah by DangerCrafts. I really like Rebecca's pattern sense. The pattern is very clear, and she adds photos of the different parts of the process, so if you're having issues visualizing some of the steps--they're right there. I knit G. on #5 dpns. Added plastic heart buttons for the eyes.
I've had the body finished for some time now, but didn't finish the arms until the day before Thanksgiving. With all the preparation necessary for company, I wasn't able to get any daylight photos before wrapping up this gift. The colors look a little harsh in the flash, but it was the best I could do.
Geoffrey has found a happy new home. What more could a monster want?