A little while ago I stumbled across a different knitting book: “The Big Book of Knitted Monsters” by Rebecca Danger. The book was bursting with humor and play. For instance, the monsters are listed by their location: ceiling monsters, closet monsters, refrigerator monsters. So, of course, I HAD to make a costume box monster.
In no time I had cast on two legs and was happily knitting a pudgie body all the while thinking of the next possible yarn to use. The great fun is that you can use little bits of left over project yarns. It is a monster after all, do you really need to overthink the color sequences and choice?
Eugenie soon emerged from my knitting bag and announced that she needed something au tours the original book monster, thank you very much. I picked up stitches around her middle and knit a fabulous fandango skirt.
If you need a knitted monster, do check out the Big Book of Knitted Monsters. But please, ask your monster if changes are needed before you stuff the little guy. It was precious slow picking up the stitches and knitting around her, umm, rotundness. But well worth it.