As soon as E saw the Iris the Gourmet Monster I was making for her ski coach, she made it pretty clear that she would like one too. So, what does one do?
Thinking it through:
1) I had a ball knitting the first one
2) I had an extra skein of yarn
3) She asked nicely
Cast on of course!
Before I could even go get more stuffing, she was done. This time for stuffing I ordered some 100% cotton stuffing from PurlSoho. I love this stuff.
E decided to name her Jessica. It was a beautiful weekend. So, after a morning of skiing, and an afternoon of softball tryouts, Jessica came out to play:
She climbed up to see what she could see:
She and E headed out:
Found another tree:
And headed up. She stopped to catch her breath:
Finally she made it:
After all that work climbing, a short nap in the grass seemed like a good idea:
Finally Jessie found a spot to hang out and watch E work on her pitching:
The day that began with this:
Wrapped up with this:
Oh, and the monster mania? Well, Jess is the second one, and I just finished another for the office (her adventures are for another day). E took Jess to school, and her substitute science teacher thought she was so cute that it would be great if we (not sure who the “we” is in this equation) could make one for the baby her science teacher’s wife just had. And I am seriously considering it. However, I would like to make a different one, so I’ve been perusing Rebecca Danger’s other patterns.
Who knew I’d be having so much fun knitting monsters?
I do have to admit, listening to Stash and Burn this morning did make me start to long for a new sweater on the needles. Apparently the warm weather isn’t slowing down my planning.