Wednesday, May 25, 2016

This Is Scary

My first knitted stuffy is looking good so far:
Am I going to ruin it when I embroider the face? In her book, Rebecca Danger uses doll eyes, but this is a gift for a one-year-old so I'm going to embroider a face. I've never done this and I have no idea what I am doing. I'm just going to have to take a deep breath and dive in!

I'm reading The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd. It's a historical novel about the early abolitionist, Sarah Grimke. As a history buff, I am picky about historical fiction. I'm on page 70, and I'm not impressed yet.

I'll be joining Ginny for Yarn Along today.

14 comments:

  1. Monster is really looking good....will she be scary or cute? I read the invention of wings and I can't remember a thing about it. Doesn't bode well for the book!!!

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  2. Love your monster. I need to make some of these for babies in the family. Invention of Wings was definitely not among my favorite books.

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  3. Beautiful!! to be the first has been perfect !!

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  4. So cute! Just take your time on embroidering the face. I'd use just 2 strands of floss and just go over the section a lot if that makes sense. Same theory as painting - more thin layers rather than one thick. Good luck.

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  5. Oh good luck. I have no advice. I suck at that. Julie at Knitted Bliss said it was easier w yarn than w floss. Maybe try that? Xoxo Andrea @ This Knitted Life

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  6. Fabulous monster! I tried making a bunny once and it was so wonky I had to trash it. Good luck with the face. I totally understand your fear. I would have no idea...

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  7. We are so alike. I'd be terrified to put the face on it. YOU CAN DO IT.
    I'll skip the book, thanks!

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  8. So cute! I find embroidering the face to be challenging -- important to be willing to rip back and redo it. Well worth the extra effort! Sometimes it helps to have some stabilizer in back, depending on what you're doing. When I do tiny stuffed animals, I try to embroider the face before stuffing.

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  9. I believe in you. Like Jodi said, be willing to rip out and redo. SEE THE GRID!

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  10. That was not my favorite book, but that might be my favorite little stuffed monster.
    Meredith

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  11. You can do it! I love Danger's patterns. On something that big, I think it's better to put the face on after stuffing as if you do it first your stitches might be too tight when you do stuff it. I used satin stitch for the eyes instead of the doll eyes. Daniel who's just turned 7 loved his birthday monster and named it "Square Monster". Yours will be well loved, too!

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  12. Your critter is lovely. I think it is great as is. That way the person puts their own interpretation of it's personality on it. Personally I see cute and cuddly. <3

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