The time has come. I’m no longer talking about knitting monsters. I’m actually knitting them! Yay! This is Kevin. He’s going to be a pocket monster. Eventually, there will be sweaters and blankets with pockets for Kevin to live in. He’s going to get a whole bunch of friends too. They’ll get pockets too! Pockets & Friends and Friends & Pockets! I love the whole thing.
I am a little stuck right now though. Monster faces are hard. I’ve eliminated buttons, safety eyes and other sewn on items (like felt or bobbles). This leaves me with embroidery options. And they have not gone well. The eyes are proving difficult.
I tried duplicate stitch. It was dreadful. I tried some plain X’s. That’s not the thing either. Kevin isn’t dead.
Satin Stitch is next on my list of things to try. I’m not optimistic. My embroidery skills are nil. At this point, everything goes in and out through Kevin’s crotch. It’s a real challenge to manipulate embroider in a tight space with barely any access. So I’m taking a little break before I attempt the eyes again.
I’m pleased with my crooked little mouth, though. I can do intentionally askew. That’s completely my speed! He’s gonna be so cute when (if?) I get the eyes right!