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« on: February 04, 2009 06:40:43 PM »

Forgive me if I do anything wrong. This is literally my first post here. (Also, I don't have the Craftster credit to post pictures. Hope links will do!)

My family, friends, and I all decided to get rid of those extra holiday pounds. Thus, when we saw the new Weight Watchers TV commercial we couldnt help but laugh. It led to a conversation where my mom and I agreed we needed something to slap around when we got hungry Inspired by the commercial and the conversation, I made the Calorie Monster.

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/wyltk17/food.jpg


I knitted this little guy and then used some scraps I had to make his eyes. Hes knitted using two types of yarn so he is pretty strong. I also gave him a flap over his back so that I can use him to hold things. The flap fastens with a button.

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/wyltk17/food2.jpg


Ive put my notebook and my ipod in there so far. That helps me keep track of my calorie count and keeps my music safe for when I want to go for a walk. As an added bonus, I can take everything out and put some stuffing in him. Then all I have to do is close the pouch and beat the heck out of the thing.

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/wyltk17/food3.jpg

Evil Calorie Monster! Stop tempting me with chocolate!

Thank you for your attention! I hope this is worthy of the amazing entries Ive seen so far!
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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2009 08:03:05 PM »

 Cheesy  Cheesy  Cheesy
Haa Haa, I LOVE that thing! When I saw the commercial, I could not stop laughing, and now you have your own!
I would want to stick him in the fridge, or something!
Very Cute!
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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2009 07:55:30 AM »

Cheesy
Very cute.
You did an excellent job there.
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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2009 10:09:56 AM »

LOL those commercials are awesome. I was commenting to DH the other day that I need to figure out a way to make my own. Yours is adorable! Awesome job!  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2009 12:07:12 PM »

LOL, I love those commercials! I was just about ready to crochet myself a monster Cheesy I probably still will Grin

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« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2009 12:18:36 PM »

Love, love, love it!  My friends and I had this long conversation about how absolutely adorable Hungry is.  I want to make one too! Awesome job.
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« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2009 12:21:16 PM »

hahaha!  I was with my mom the first time we saw that commercial, and we were like, "What's so bad about the orange fuzzy guy?  He's cute, and he's got PIZZA!  Sounds like my kind of guy!"
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« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2009 02:33:30 PM »

He looks like the commercial come to life Great JOB!
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« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2009 02:40:55 PM »

It's Hungry! I must admit, the first time I saw that commercial, I said I needed one. I still need to get to that.

Have to say, yours looks awesome. Great job!
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« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2009 02:44:47 PM »

That's so cute.
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« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2009 02:48:20 PM »

i knew i wasnt the only one who loved this little guy! great job!
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« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2009 04:04:40 PM »

so cute! he looks great!



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« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2009 04:28:45 PM »

Love the little guy,you did a great job. I plan to make one just as soon as I can find some orange fur. I have a pattern that, with a little change, will make the perfect monster.
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« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2009 06:07:49 PM »

haahh he's cute!  good luck with the weight loss!
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« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2009 07:46:22 PM »

love this guy!!
great job Grin
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« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2009 08:18:08 PM »

LMAO I'm watching the commercial right at the moment I'm typing this!! He's hilarious! Yours is a good representation. My favorite part is when he imitates her typing on the computer with the box of pizza! teehee.
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« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2009 08:19:56 PM »

That's perfectly awesome! Grin You did such an amazing job on him, he looks like Hungry's kid brother!  Cheesy
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« Reply #17 on: February 05, 2009 09:25:30 PM »

This is MY first post.  I just had to, that is adorable!  This world needs more cute monsters!  Grin
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« Reply #18 on: February 05, 2009 09:52:53 PM »

omg I love it! He's functional and adorable, a monster after my own heart! I think he's too cute for me to land a punch....but great work! Cheesy I also really like his expression. It's like he knows what's coming to him. Wink
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« Reply #19 on: February 05, 2009 11:01:43 PM »

i'm making one of these too! i love the monster, but i hate those commercials because they're mean to him. 
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« Reply #20 on: February 06, 2009 04:40:29 AM »

I LOVE this!!! I too laughed so hard when i saw the Clorie Monster commercial! You did great!!

I'd wager you could make one for your local Weight Watchers Meeting center and they'd love it as a Mascot. Haha!!
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« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2009 05:29:35 AM »

This is really neat Smiley  What  kind of yarn did you use?
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« Reply #22 on: February 06, 2009 05:54:30 AM »

i just had to look at the advert on youtube to see what everyone was talking about! he's very cute, i love how you've made him useful as well with the pocket at the back!
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« Reply #23 on: February 06, 2009 09:23:22 AM »

I know he is the calorie monster but, I swear he is the same monster from the old looney toons cartoons!!
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« Reply #24 on: February 06, 2009 09:43:02 AM »

Haha! Funny! Great idea with the notebook inside.
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« Reply #25 on: February 06, 2009 10:20:57 AM »

It's Hungry! I must admit, the first time I saw that commercial, I said I needed one. I still need to get to that.

That's exactly what my husband and I said!!  Cheesy  I'm surprised WW didn't think about making up a few thousand of these.  Might even entice me to join if I could get a free "Hungry".   I didn't think about making my own.  Hmm - might have to go buy some fun fur this weekend.
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« Reply #26 on: February 06, 2009 01:24:38 PM »

hehee Hungry! Love him I've been saying I needed to make me a hungry since I saw him in one of the commercials Have all the stuff it's time that seems to be harder and harder to find *sigh*

you did a very cute job with him Smiley
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« Reply #27 on: February 06, 2009 01:26:13 PM »

Thank you for your comments everyone! And for those who asked, it's a combo of fun fur and this really soft fuzzy yarn I had left over from another project. The yarn tag is long gone, but it was mostly to add stability to the fun fur anyway. Cheesy Hope that helps!
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« Reply #28 on: February 06, 2009 02:52:21 PM »

I can't believe it! My mom and I discussed making one too (we were going to sew ours). Yours turned out AWESOME! Great job finding the perfect yarn too!
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« Reply #29 on: February 06, 2009 07:59:51 PM »

The first time I saw this commercial I thought "Someone is totally going to knit/crochet that soon" and sure enough, here it is!

Great job!
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« Reply #30 on: February 07, 2009 06:36:53 PM »

This is sooo great!  I love that commercial, you did a great job  Cheesy
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« Reply #31 on: February 09, 2009 05:54:53 PM »

I love this!  And having something to smack around when I get hungry would be soooo helpful!  I am totally hitting "this rocks".
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« Reply #32 on: February 11, 2009 08:53:41 AM »

... Ever feel like someone can read your mind? 'Cause like everyone else, I've thought about making him!
Your's is really cute!  Grin
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« Reply #33 on: February 11, 2009 06:39:57 PM »

I know he is the calorie monster but, I swear he is the same monster from the old looney toons cartoons!!
  That's what I thought, too! He looks just like him!

great job on it, really cute!
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« Reply #34 on: February 13, 2009 08:10:10 AM »

How funny that the little guy who is supposed to be unlikeable has struck us all the same way. I've been thinking about trying to locate some orange faux fur and making him into a handbag. lol
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« Reply #35 on: February 13, 2009 11:26:12 AM »

He is completely adorable!  You did an awesome job!!  Cheesy
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« Reply #36 on: February 13, 2009 01:44:22 PM »

THAT IS SO AMAZINGLY CUTE! i love those commercials to there so funny.
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« Reply #37 on: February 15, 2009 01:01:35 PM »

thank you so much for sharing this!! I'm trying to lose weight too. I'm most tempted at work, where my co-workers are constantly trying to get me to indulge. I'm going to make one of these guys, and throw him at my co-workers whenever they try to tempt me. Thanks again for sharing your wonderful work!
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« Reply #38 on: February 16, 2009 12:42:05 AM »

Haha, he's perfect! If they started selling those things, I'm sure they'd go flying off of the shelves. I've coveted the little guy on the commercial, its so great that you made your own!
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« Reply #39 on: February 16, 2009 08:19:51 AM »

He's so cute! He reminds me of a Muppet!
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« Reply #40 on: February 18, 2009 10:15:14 AM »

Everyone needs a hungry monster to slap around, It looks really nice. Smiley
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« Reply #41 on: February 21, 2009 03:13:57 PM »

THIS IS FANTASTIC!

I hadn't even heard of that commercial until i read this post, watched the commercial, loved it, sent it to my mom, and now here i am, thanking you.
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« Reply #42 on: February 24, 2009 05:12:49 AM »

I knew someone on craftster would make a hungry monster the second I saw the commercial and I've been waiting ever since. So cute!
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« Reply #43 on: February 24, 2009 02:03:22 PM »

Excellent! I recognized it even from the tiny front page picture!
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« Reply #44 on: February 26, 2009 05:59:30 PM »

I just love this little guy! Smiley
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« Reply #45 on: March 01, 2009 08:43:04 AM »

OH its so cute! I love it!
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