Friday, April 22, 2011

FO Friday 31

How is it Friday again? Where did this week go? Insanity. I didn't get a ton of knitting done, but as you could see from WIPW this week, I only had the assembling to finish for my little knit monster. I started Petunia the Patio Monster by Rebecca Danger on February 7th. You read that right...FEBRUARY 7TH. I cruised through the body and thought I would cruise through the legs and arms. I guess I got too cocky after learning the 3 needle bind off with ease. I tried to start the legs/arms with DPNs like the pattern suggests a billion times. With much frustration, I wanted to throw it across the room, but instead decided to try the magic loop for them. That's how I did the body and it was so easy, of course I could do it...except at that point I was so frustrated, I couldn't seem to cast on a simple 6 stitches and then do k1f&b to start the legs/arms. I was practically in tears so I put it away and forgot about it. I was then checking out the group on Ravelry for Rebecca's designs and BAM, a light bulb went off for some reason. I picked it back up and did the start of the arms/legs with no problem! I just needed to step away for awhile I guess. I'm so glad I did.

As soon as I finished my monster, I realized that he didn't look much like a Petunia, well, because he's a he. At least he looks like one, don't you agree? So, I'll stop rambling so you can officially meet Roger!


Materials Used:

Knit Picks size US 7 needles
Berroco Comfort Worsted
Size 12mm safety eyes
White felt
Tapestry needle


Despite the name change, Roger informed me that he is still a garden monster. Here he is making a wish at my neighbor's fake wishing well.


Here's Roger hanging by the pond off my back deck, enjoying the late afternoon sun.



Roger definitely didn't want me to share the crotch shot, but I couldn't resist showing how clean I stitched him up! I'm super proud of it.


Share your FOs!



31 comments:

  1. Super neat finishing! Good job!

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  2. He is super adorable! Yes, he is supposed to look different than Petunia.

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  3. Fabulous monster!!!!

    No link from me this week, but looking forward to catching up with everyone else's FOs!

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  4. I've hooked up my post, despite there being very little finished knitting, but coming home from hospital is finishing a very important health project, so I thought I'd share.

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  5. Love your monster! He fits right in with the wishing well, too! Is he guarding it? :)

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  6. Roger is too cute for words!

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  7. What a friendly monster. The belly button is just perfect!

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  8. LOVE him!!! Great crotch shot :)

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  9. Roger is adorable, too cute I think to be a monster. lol Nicely done.

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  10. Gah! His belly button is killing me. SO cute. For a second there, I thought you might be sharing the crotch shot to prove Roger's manliness, but I'm relieved you were just showing off your super-professional seaming job. :) Excellent work! Also, terrific photos! And, Happy Easter! (I'm feeling very exclamatory today!)

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  11. Halfpint, thank you!

    Tink, thanks! I was shocked at how well the seam turned out! I used a youtube video of a certain stitch (can't remember which).

    WonderWhyGal, thanks! I'm happy he has his own little personality. :)

    Sarah, thanks for stopping by even without a link.

    CraftyCripple, you should definitely post! I'm sure everyone wants to hear how your hospital visit went. Thanks for linking it.

    Unforth, he does totally fit in, doesn't he? My neighbor's yard area is new, and quite obnoxious with a bunch of little crap around, but I was happy about that yesterday!

    Karen, thanks!

    SunshineCrafts, thanks. I actually spent a little time on the belly button to make sure it looked ok. lol

    Stacey, LOL, thanks.

    Sandy, he's a friendly monster. lol, thanks

    Paula, happy Easter to you! I wrote this post late and forgot it was going to be Easter this weekend, despite buying eggs and dye tablets for it! Thanks. It's good to be exclamatory! LOL

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  12. Oh, I am so in love with Roger. I definitely agree that he is male (despite his ambiguous crotch). Did you end up using magic loop or DPN for his arms/legs?

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  13. Nikki, thanks! I ended up using magic loop for the arms/legs. I was just so much more comfortable with it than DPNs.

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  14. Gosh, it seems like just yesterday it was Wednesday! CRAZY week! The monster turned out SUPER, SUPER cute! ♥

    DPNs are annoying to work with. The only reason I prefer them to circulars (with socks) is because I haven't figured out the toe-up method. :p (I'm too chicken.)

    What's it feel like to have a FO Friday post? I still don't know. ;)

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  15. Roger is so cute!! Nice work.

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  16. Dutch Hollow, I couldn't resist. LOL

    Contessa, thank you! Yeah, I'm going to do magic loops for socks once I start making socks. LOL I love the fact that magic loops is so easy to fold and use on the go.

    katie, thanks!

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  17. What a cutie! Glad you finally were able to conquer, both the skills and the FO! :D

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  18. Roger is absolutely adorable and you should definitely be proud of your finishing job!

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  19. Roger (and that's definitely a better name for him) is awesome! He looks perfect by that wishing well. :) I'm glad that stepping away for a while let you do the arms and legs without throwing them across the room, too. Sometimes a project just needs to rest a bit, and he turned out wonderfully in the end.

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  20. haah I love him!!! he is well cool!! You really did do a good job of the stitching....and i love the colour of him!!

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  21. Lovin' your monster! I want one D:

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  22. This brings a whole new definition to the pharse "yarn porn" hehe ;)

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  23. I love blue monsters. Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

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  24. I agree he is not a Petunia, but a great Roger. Way to go getting him done. Sometimes all it takes is that time away. :) I bet you are proud.

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  25. You did a great job on your monster. I'm impressed with how far you have come with your knitting, so fast. You should be proud of yourself.

    I'm hopefully going to get through everyone's blog over this weekend. I really need to get back to some sort of normalcy and life.

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  26. Popping in to say Happy Easter, just added a book linky love. Come join in

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  27. ahaha! You crack me up (no pun intended)! Roger is pretty much adorable.

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