Monday, December 18, 2017

FO: Loch Ness Monster

The purple Nessie is done!
And as you can see... she has some neck problems...
I've had a couple Nessies' necks twist a little, but never one as much as this one. It comes from being off a stitch or two when you pick up an graft the stitches on the belly. And I didn't really notice how bad this one was until I was done and at the tail...
Dave says she looks curious... I think she looks like she needs a neck brace. I'm going to see if I can rig up some wire in there. If not, I think I'm going to have to ungraft, and try again.
But other than her vertabral issues, I think she's quite sweet. I've knit many of these Nessie's and they never cease to delight me.
The construction is brilliant. It's a lot of short rows, and you have to pay attention, but it's worth it.
I'm working on Nessie's sister right now, so you'll hopefully be seeing double soon!

12 comments:

Araignee said...

She is adorable!!!

Delighted Hands said...

Awww; so cute! This guy does look curious but I'm not sure I could leave him like this either! Good work!

kathy b said...

I say she looks adorable! Just perfect. I LOVE her

D said...

Looks like Nessie has been into the catnip! LOL

Tired Teacher said...

How sweet! She will be loved.

Vera said...

I love her too. And, I like her curved neck a lot. I would leave her.

Eastside Cats said...

Adorable! I LIKE her twisted neck; gives her a curious purrsonality!

chrisknits said...

She definitely needs to see a vet. Do vets work on sea monsters? Love the rabbit quilt plans!!

pdxknitterati/MicheleLB said...

Wow, she is awesome! Lots of fussiness means a fabulous outcome.

Mereknits said...

I work on a lot of little ones with torticullis, but never a Loch Ness monster. I think she should stay just the way she is, looking inquiringly at something.

Rachelle said...

I'd leave her as is, I love the curious look to her and if she's going to a child I might avoid the whole wire in the neck thing too. Mind you, this comes from a mum with a kid who even at 13 would still manage to get that wire to leave and damage something on the way out!

gayle said...

I think she looks quizzical, and very very sweet! (I've always loved your nessies!)