Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Monster Number 3

Before we get into another Monster photo shoot, did you see the Super Moon the other night?
 It looked about the same to me.  I really couldn't tell the difference, but I bet all sorts of craziness went on that night.  I stayed in!
 
 Monster number 3 is complete, and to be honest I am not sure how I feel about her.
 She looks more like a cat, probably because I can not follow a simple direction, and I probably miscounted somewhere.
 Number 3 is made from Bernat Mosaic, a yarn I thought was soft and lovely but will not use again.  The yarn kept pulling apart, right in the middle of an arm or leg.  Once again I have to say, " Life is tooo short for cheap yarn", even for a Monster.
Her head is supposed to be round, she looks like a weird bowling pin with ears.  I am not sure she is going to make the cut, I will wait and see how I feel about her later (which makes me sad because I don't want her self esteem to be threatened).  Now I have to complete nine more squares on my vest before I can start another Monster.  I will be completing some squares watching American Idol tonight.  Anyone else watching this year?

26 comments:

delia hornbook said...

aahhh i really like these there is something so cute and loveable about them but i almost want them to have a mouth so they can talk ;-) I love there colours there smashing. dee x

Dee said...

In Daytona Beach, the moon looked just about the same too. Pretty, but it didn't look real big like the news said it would.

The bowling pin monster is cute anyways. Monsters can be all kinds of shapes I'm thinking.

Babajeza said...

I think she is super cute. Why do we have a certain idea about people/monsters? She is perfect just the way she is. :-)

serendipity said...

Love your monsters, they are so cute! I didn't see the moon, it's been really cloudy here so we haven't seen much of the sky! xx

BEACH BUNGALOW said...

He's so cute; you should add him to the shop!

S
xo

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Monsters come in all shapes and sizes so I think Monster #3 is perfect in every way. She is a monster after all. The moon was big and bright over here but I just went outside to look and no moon to be seen tonight. Yes, I am watching American Idol -- but it comes on here Thursday and Friday night. Our weekend starts tomorrow so I will come home, don my pajamas, find a project to work on and wait for American Idol to start at 8 pm so don't tell me what happens. :) Good luck with the next 9 squares. Tammy

by Teresa said...

I agree with the others. M#3 is just right in her own way. Roarer! Must finish Teddy 3. Just have two arms to go. Hugggggs

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Hi Meredith,
Monster #3 is so sweet, more of a sweet monster....but that's OK isn't it?! They look so great together, the colors are wonderful! I'm not watching American Idol this time, but I am watching Dancing with the Stars, which I am so enjoying!
Have a great rest of the week.
xoRobin❤
Oh the Moon, it was really something, only got to see it once, cos we have had so much Rain : ( Yes, I bet there was lots of craziness and babies born!

Karen said...

I love her ears and her arms are just right for wrapping someone in a big hug. She's darling.

crafterzdelights said...

awww i love it! I love the colors and everything! It looks so simple but it had so much life! xoxo, Amy

kathy b said...

Phillip Phillips !!!!!!

Kitty monster is adorable as is! Take credit for making her purrrrfetly.
She makes the cut for me Mere!

Im knitting to idol tonight as usual.
LOve me some Mr. Tyler

Pammy Sue said...

Hee-hee...I love your cat/monster! Just put some whiskers and a long tail on her. Kitties need love too.

I had the same problem with the Mosaic yarn!

kathy b said...

Mere

GIve her 3 whiskers on both sides of a pretend nose, and it was cloudy and foggy so no big moon for us in Chicago, but 28 week twins delivered at work that night.

Kris said...

Hi Meredith. I saw the moon and thought it was really bright and pretty. Your monsters are cute! I am watching Idol. It is so hard at this point, because they are all so good. I did love Elyse though.
Who do you like? I guess at this point my favorites are Phil and Hollie.

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

I love her! She is so sweet...look at those cute ears, that little face...oh, she's adorable!

The photo of the last monster and her together is super cute. They really do go together. :)

Keep up the good work and you are doing so nicely on your squares for the vest. :)

Wishing you a wonderful day.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Yep...I am watching right now! Joshua just sang and I still have goosebumps...ok..."goosies". I think your little monster is so cute! I did see the super moon the other night while walking down the street in Laguna Beach, Ca! It was big and bright out there and really lit up the sky. I am back here in Ohio now...I haven't heard anyone talk about what it looked like here. I think I will pick up my crochet and enjoy AI too!~Hugs, Patti

Toni said...

Monster #3 is very sweet--I actually thought it was a bunny at first. Maybe if you added some whiskers you could pass it off as a REALLY early Easter gift for next year?

Sentimentally Me said...

OH #3, you are adorable, wonkyness and all * I LOVE HER!! (My favorite so far!))

Shari said...

Oh... she is cute... It's ok that her head is a little off(LOL) but it gives her character!OH..yes I watch American Idol.. Joshua lives about 18 miles away from mine.. he has a very big fan club over here!!!
Shari

Grayseasailor said...

There is something about monster three that is endearing to me...color shape and as you can see by your photo of two and three there is potential for faithful friendship. (:

Susanne said...

I kinda agree about the moon. It wasn't all that much bigger, maybe a bit brighter. Yes all the real crazy human monsters come out when the moon is full. I stayed in too doing my thing. I see your thing right now is the monsters and I think there is no set rules on what a monster needs to look like so I think your #2 one is just as loveable as the other. Don't scrap her, she just has her own personality is all, lol
(((HUGS))) Susanne :)

WildflowerWool said...

I like the new monster. I have had the same problem with that yarn. Too bad because the colours are great.

Rose Red said...

I think both of your monsters are very cute (or is "cute" an insult to monsters? Should I say that look very scary indeed?!) this is one of the things I love about handmade companions - no two are alike, they all have their own personalities!

The Garden Bell - Kate said...

You are right. It looked the same to me too. Those little guys are too fun. Love the yarn choice. I must go find my hook and pick something up again. I've been so bad since I got home. Not a stitch to be had. Lots of planting, however.

MaryMargaret said...

Oh, I love her, too! She's long and lanky and just perfect. We're always most critical of our own work (even with silly monsters), but she definitely "makes the cut"!

vicki said...

Ohh so many things to comment on!!

Love the monsters- mistake and all- they are adorable!!

The moon- oh yes-- it's true what they say about full moons and babies-- we are crazy busy here in the NICU!!!

American Idol- I'm totally addicted-- stupidly addicted!!

Love
Vicki