Monday, March 26, 2012

FO: Daphne and Delilah II


Here's a second set of monsters for Isaida's Monster Mission of Love. My goal was to get both sets finished up this weekend and in the mail - mission accomplished! Hopefully these little darlings find new homes quickly and get down to the business of providing comfort and companionship to kids in difficult situations.

The main colour of my earlier set was Red Heart Super Saver, but this time I've used Red Heart Soft Touch with Bernat Satin. As a resulting the finished monsters are about 7% smaller. Maybe I should have expected that because the yarn does feel a bit finer, but I used the same needles and expected the gauge would be closer than that. Not that it matters in this case -  a monster is a monster, big or bigger. One thing though, knit in softer yarn, the pocket on Daphne sags a bit. The sturdier RHSS actually makes a better pocket.

They're quite addictive, these little softies. With the completion of this second set I've knit through a fair chunk of the worsted acrylic yarn in my stash. What remains fits in a shoebox. But I bet I could squeak out a few more monsters. Now I just need to find a reason to knit Penelope the Empathetic Monster. I've already pm'ed Isaida to see if she can use a few more monsters. Any other suggestions for toy donations are welcome.

Vest update: the vest fronts are knit to the shoulders and I made a good start on the back. Well I thought it was a good start until I noticed that I had dropped a stitch at which point the vest was put aside in disgust. Tonight I'll settle myself on the sofa with the vest on my lap, take a few deep breaths and go searching for that stitch with a crochet hook and a lot of patience.

13 comments:

pinkundine said...

I love them :) I made a little monster and now my boyfriend wants one, but a bigger one... Looks like I'll be on a monster kick for a while then!

Pumpkin said...

Who wouldn't be comforted by such adorable, cuddly little knitted monsters?? This is such a wonderful project you are invested in. : )

Dee said...

They are adorable!!!!

Carolina22 said...

Very cute and congrats on mission accomplished!

Sandra said...

I love them!
The child that will receive it will love too!

Marie/Underground Crafter said...

So cute! What a great gift.

JayNic Knit Knacks said...

LOVE them. I want some!!
I NEED that book in my life.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Cute - I love this colour combo too!

Kepanie said...

LOVE that monster set; I have that pattern in my queue.
I love how they coordinate in color. The Penelope one looks adorable as well.

Pooch said...

How funny that the little one hops right into the larger one! So cute!

:)

heather said...

Oh my word! These are so adorable! Love the colors, stripes, faces...too cute!!!!!!!

Lisa said...

Those are so stinking cute. Someone will be very lucky to adopt those adorable little monsters.

Mami Dearest said...

Your monsters arrived safely. Thanks so much for supporting the Monster Mission of Love! :)