In September, I took part in a little knit-along on Ravelry. The goal was to knit up a project using only one skein of yarn. And you know, it was harder than you’d think. It seemed that just about everything I wanted to work on needed more than one skein of yarn. But, then I came across this cute little guy:
The pattern is Presley Cash the Monster by Rebecca Danger (it is available for sale through Ravelry or at the Danger Crafts etsy shop), knit from about 60% of a skein of James C. Brett Marble acrylic yarn in colour MT4 Heathers. Baby Man, as of the writing of this post, as named him Garge. Who knows how long that name will last though.
The pattern was fairly straight forward, and it only took about three days of knitting, including time spent on knitting mini socks (more on those another day) as well as time spent stitching September’s ornament. The only issue I had with the pattern was when it came to making the feet. They are essential socks done on fourteen stitches. But I didn’t really understand the heel flap directions. As written, it seems like the two rows together have to be repeated 7 times, for a total of 14 rows. But it turns out that you knit 7 rows, follow the pattern set up by the two rows given. It’s hard to explain, and it didn’t make sense until I was actually working through the foot.
Anyway, Garge is as cute as cute can be, and currently lives in Baby Man’s room. I hope this will be the first of many more monsters for him, but somehow I suspect that his disliking of soft toys is not yet over.