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« on: January 20, 2009 02:41:08 PM »

I worked on the film Where The Wild Things Are in the creature department. It was a dream job, being paid to play with huge monster puppets, and I loved every minute of it.

One of the women who worked on the film asked me to knit her a couple of the creatures, so here, in all their glory, are they.



My favourite monster is the first one, so I'm going to knit myself a little version of him as well. These guys are all about 40cm (15 inches) in height.
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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2009 03:01:50 PM »

These are amazing!  I mean wow!  I am so impressed, and can only wish I knew how to knit like this.  They are so cute and have such personality.  I really love the second guy, with the orange hair. 


And I am super jealous of your job, that sounds sooo cool.  And the movie looks neat too. I promise, I'm only the first one to gush, this is a seriously rocking project! 
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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2009 03:33:15 PM »

Well done, they look really good.
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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2009 03:58:00 PM »

Wow, these are amazing!
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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2009 05:12:22 AM »

Those are great.
I'm curious as to how you did the second one's face/mouth.  Are the diferent pieces sewn together or did you simply switch yarns?
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« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2009 02:23:14 PM »


Thanks so much everybody! The first two are some of my favourite guys I've ever knitted. The first one has glow in the dark fangs (not pictured) and claws and the second one with the orange hair ended up with such a beautiful and peaceful expression. They were all really well received!

Those are great.
I'm curious as to how you did the second one's face/mouth.  Are the diferent pieces sewn together or did you simply switch yarns?

The muzzle was one long rectangle that was folded in at the end to create the nose. Then the lip was a single piece that curled naturally due to the Stockingette Stitch, and then the beard was another piece again. The chin and neck is another flat piece in the same yarn as the muzzle. Sometimes I do knit things all in one, but it depends on the look I"m going for.
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« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2009 04:15:07 AM »

Those are so wonderful!  I love them all.  It makes me want to figure out how to crochet them all since I can't knit yet.
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« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2009 06:49:30 AM »

Ooh, these are great!   Grin

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« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2009 02:17:40 PM »

Thank you both so much!

Monsters are pretty easy to create, teachingjonah Smiley  The arms and legs are just cylinders, the body is a bigger cylinder, a bit wider at the bottom end, and the heads are either circles or cylinders too. Creative sewing will shape it as you stitch it up.

Good luck!
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