He is the latest addition to a slowly growing collection of monsters around our house. He began as a way to utilize some yarn I was gifted that I would quite honestly never wear for socks, the colors are just nothing that appeal to me. But for a monster, particularly an Attic Monster? They are perfect! This little guy was nabbed by Destructo-Boy before the glue even had a chance to set on his mouth.
Another fantastic pattern from Rebecca Danger's Big Book of Knitted Monsters, Angus took only 230 yards of sock yarn that was held doubled on US 4 needles. It is so neat to be able to substitute just about any yarn for that which is indicated in the pattern, I absolutely adore this book! The patterns are very well written, some of the clearest instruction I have come across and the monsters themselves are easy to assemble and customize. I guess I don't need to worry overmuch about what to do with yarn leftover once a project is finished, just make a monster! I did use the resource suggested for safety eyes, 6060 on Etsy and she was fantastic! The prices are extremely reasonable, great selection, and the shipping was wicked fast, I had the package in my hands in less than 3 days from across the continental US.