Sunday, 10 February 2013

The Monsters are Coming!!!

I started Knitting Monsters two years ago while l was undergoing Chemo as l wanted something to do while l was in hospital.
I came across the above book from a friend who was talking about it on a knitting forum l go on, when l first got the book l didnt take to it as it talked about knitting in the magc loop method, l've only every knitted on two long needles before and l couldnt be doing with trying a new method. The book - The Big Book Of Knitted Monsters by Rebbeca Danger.
Just before l went into hospital l took the plunge and tried the Magic Loop method and knitted the  Monster called Claude he is with Dot whom a very dear friend knitted for me before l went into hospital for the Chemo.
Well to be honest l havent looked back from since knitting Claude and to say l'm hooked is an understatment!! l love love love knitting Monsters and have knitted well over 40 Monsters to date. A few of the Monsters have gone to live with my son in his bedroom!
The other Monsters have all now flown the nest and have gone to live with other people. The above photo if my son Aston with one of the Monsters l knitted him.
The above Monsters went off to live in America with two sweet little girls who's mother l know through the knitting forum Ravelry.
The above Monsters went of to live with a very special boy called Charles his story can be found here
 Mlatest Monster is caled Vienetta, she's Vinny V's second cousin twice removed, The Vinny V pattern is from Rebecca;s New book below.
Over the coming months l am quite sure that l will be posting more about my love for Knitted Monsters.

Toodles for now


Saturday, 9 February 2013

A Sad Day Here At Wigglestowers

It's been a while since l last came on and blogged. a lot has gone on in this time one way or another!
It has been with heavy heart that l no longer design and make bears. My bears were infact my first love but due to health reasons l can no longer make them.
The pictures here in this post are of the bears l have made in the past, l hope you all like looking through them while your reading away!
I have been thinking for a while now about my crafting and what l like to make and as you all know l love my crafting but l have felt for a long time now that l had become ''jack of all trades master on none'' as they say. and during this break from blogging l have made a big choice.
My health isnt getting any better and since having Chemo two years ago it seems as l cant concentrate as much and for as long as l used to and l find if l do lots of things l tend to get stressed and l really dont want that any more.
Dont worry l'm not giving up my crafting all together, no way l couldnt do that, l'd be like a lost little sheep with no where to roam lol
l will still continue to knit Monsters and make Sock Creatures and do the odd bit of crochet here and there.
Come back again real soon and hear all about my journey in to Knitting Monsters.
Toodles for now