Saturday, 10 July 2010

Adorable Monsters

After I made an Adorable Snow Monster way back in January ( I decided to write up the pattern. I made another Snow Monster to test it, and then I was given some lovely extra fluffy mohair so I made a variation which I decided was a Wildly Adorable Snow Monster.

Then I thought I'd better try making one without using a mohair yarn, because they're not always easily available. I wasn't sure what it would look like - using the same pattern apart from the ruff around its face, it ended up quite different looking. Without the fluff the big hands and feet were more noticeable, but I thought it was just as cute. I wasn't quite sure what kind of monster he was, but since he is green and brown he's ended up being an Adorable Tree Monster.

Having bought some self-striping yarn, I though I'd give that a go, and made an Adorable Rainbow Monster.  I thought I was finished then but my son begged me to make him a fire monster. I used three different tones of red (I'm not sure they all show up in the photos, but I used the darkest colour at the bottom) and I brushed the fur on his head upwards to give him a more fiery effect. And so was born the Flaming Adorable Fire Monster.

I really like the way the same pattern can make quite different looking creatures - it would be quite easy to add details like spines, horns, wings or spots to make them even more varied.

The pattern is now up for sale in my Etsy Shop.


Zofia said...

Fantastic design and implementation :)

two hippos said...

They really are adorable, fluffy or not!

junkpunk said...

They're brilliant, especially the extra fluffy ones :)

LucyRavenscar said...

Thank you!

Crystal said...

Lucy! I love your blog, it makes me smile every time I visit. I also adore your creatures. I think my heart practically does pitter pats. I have given you an award!

Tami Klockau said...

This is ADORABLE! I like it both ways (fluffy/non-fluffy). Awesome.

JS said...

yes, i love your monsters! they are so fluffy and cute!!! go on with it!
posted them on my fb page ... hope you like it!!/aboutcuriosity

all the best JS