Project: Penelope, the Empathetic Monster
Started: mid-July (?)
Finished: end of July (?). July has been a blur. Obvs.
Needles: US 2 dpns.
Mods: A few that I meant and one that I didn't. I sewed her ears on wrong, so she's a bit more like Shrek. (I didn't have the pattern in front of me during assembly.) Instead of working a three-needle bind-off at the top of the head, I bound off in normal knit fashion and seamed her up. Less awkward and just as neat. Each of the ears and the feet call for seams (in the original pattern photo, you can see them clearly) and I have to say, I think it looks amateurish. So I left the stitches live and Kitchenered them together, which looks polished and neat. (If I do say so myself.)
Notes: Very simple (knit-wise) and very good practice for the beginning stitcher. It's a model project for those learning how to seam properly, but take note: it takes time. The knitting probably only took me four (six?) hours to complete, but the seaming easily added another three. I rarely mind in situations when the finished piece ends up coming out so well. LOVE her.
And I can't decide--teeth or no teeth?