Thursday, January 28, 2010

Are sea monsters supposed to be this cute...?

... because this one is freaking adorable!I've been stuck at home for the past two days with a brutal sinus infection, so I decided, instead of working with the sea slug version, I'd start over from scratch and maybe figure out where I went wrong. I'm glad I did because this wee little Nessie is damn adorable - I almost don't want to give her to Dave for Valentine's Day.

This time I opted for a pink belly. I really liked all the suggestions I got when I requested a belly colour - and I almost went with yellow, but I wasn't sure if I would have enough yellow yarn. So on the first one I did a blue-green belly, similar to what was used in the pattern - but it just wasn't doing it for me. Then I spied this pink yarn in my basket. It's perfect!
And it's such a fat little belly - you just want to smoosh it!

I used glass seed beads for the eyes to give them a little bit of shine.

And as mentioned before - though the pattern calls for worsted weight - I used sock yarn, so Nessie is much, much smaller... how small?That small!

Yes working with sock yarn on 2mm needles made a fiddly pattern even fiddlier - but look at her... she's so cute!

And don't worry about Nessie's slightly deformed brother - I'm going to disembowel him and redo his belly. Eventually (because I'm in no rush fiddle that much any time soon) he'll look just as cute!

Now I need something mindless... Crackghan anyone?

12 comments:

Monika said...

Oh she's adorable! And she's waving too! It would be hard to give her up for me. Lucky Dave! :o)
I would love to make more knit toys but I hate the fiddliness of it, so more than one a year is not in my stars. :o)

Samantha said...

Oh how cute!!!

Dee said...

Pink is just PERFECT for her belly. She is indeed adorable.

lexa said...

She's adorable!

Susan said...

So very cute!

Lee said...

She is very cute. I like the beads for the eyes.

trek said...

Now that is a sea monster! And everyone knows that sea monsters have pink tummies.

Jo said...

That is so cute (can sea monsters be cute?) - image what you could have created if you were home for longer - a whole family:)

Not ready for handspun said...

Cool!

Knitting Linguist said...

She's darling! I'm very impressed. I don't think I could do that even if I didn't have a sinus infection!

LeslieA said...

She's so cute - the pink belly looks just right!

Jeanne said...

Very cute! Hope you are feeling better!