Oh sure, these guys may look sweet and innocent with those big eyes and snaggle tooth, but I tell you, they’re always up to no good. They crash my computer, delete important files, and unplug all my cables. And every chance they get, they steal my iPod and listen to reggaeton. Gee, I wonder where they picked up such a questionable taste in music? Ahem, well don’t look at me…
Pattern: Cecil the Computer Monster by Rebecca Danger from her book The Big Book of Knitted Monsters.
Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash (100% superwash wool) in maroon, orange, lime, and Puget Sound.
Needles: US 4 – 3.5 mm
Notes/mods: I changed up the striping on the legs and arms. I also decided against plastic safety eyes because I’m giving these monsters away to my friend’s kids. The eyes and teeth are just pieces of felt that I sewed on with thread and a sewing needle. Surprisingly, assembling these monsters was much easier than I thought it would be.
I think I’m all monstered out for now, but I do hope to make some other little creatures from Ms. Danger’s book in the future.
p.s. The title of this post, The Gigo Effect, refers to a musical about computers that I was in during the 4th grade. Best musical EVER! I sang in the chorus and also had one line to recite. My friend was a computer glitch and ran amok on the stage shaking pom-pons. Ahhh, yes… this is the age of computers.