Monsters and 3 Needle Bind-Off

The crafting has been slow going now that the weather has gotten warmer. I find myself out a little more, or playing video games. My friend and I decided that we would try to make some amiguruimi’s in preparation of Xmas time. Except that creating patterns are unpleasant and annoying. I end up jotting down everything, but never want to work in the details. So I’ve got a few patterns mostly finished. I also have a handful of others that are just ideas in the back of my mind.

Recently I decided to start knitting some dolls instead. Particularly Rebecca Danger‘s monster dolls. I’ve been wanting to make some of the adorable monsters from The Big Book of Knitted Monsters, and since S and I decided to take a break from the imopssible eye project (that’s worthy of another blog entry, to be honest).

I started late last night, after having been up for some 30+ hours and accomplished a foot. I knew that I wanted to get this adorable thing finished.

Monster head bind-off

I’ve never been the type to read ahead, so instead I jumped right in. I also had no idea what was going to happen when it came time to reaching the top of the head. But when I found myself at that part of the pattern I almost gasped. I needed to do a 3-needle bind-off. Shit.

Monster head

I don’t like not knowing everything, or being able to figure it out on my own. So this forced me to break out the iPad and do some searching. So a quick google search landed me at one of my favorite knitting sites because the videos are excellent. The casting off page at Knittinghelp.com gives the best videos of how to do this. And so, the top of my monster’s head is finished.

I’ve just started on one of the arms and can’t wait to finish this little guy off. Can’t wait.


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