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Hello and thanks for visiting my blog. I have been knitting on and off for 50 years and I recently learned to crochet. I love looking for wool bargains and making them into something useful. I mainly knit for charity. I occasionally knit for myself and family members if I find a really good pattern or if they ask nicely!!

Thursday, 25 April 2019

Another worry monster...



Here is my latest worry monster. It will eventually go off to Knit-for-Nowt from where it will join others on their way to social workers and therapists working with traumatised children.

Some of the monsters on the above website are amazing. Apparently, the social workers have asked for lots of details on the monsters as they encourage the children to talk. So this one has ears, messy hair and a pocket for the worries. Finally, inspired by a recent trip to the vet with my lazy cat, I added what I hope looks like a set of neatly trimmed claws. (Fleur, take note!)

I thought I had finished this monster and I was working on the next one. But every time I caught sight of it, I couldn't help noticing its vacant expression. So I added a monobrow this morning, which I hope has made it look more worried than gormless.


9 comments:

  1. It's the big ears. Very noticeable!

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    1. Agree. They really change a monster and are easy to knit.

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  2. Hello Una, I have just found your blog and was so pleased to see all some of the things you have made and I know I will be looking a lot more. I notice that you live in London, until 16 months ago I lived very close Heathrow Airport.
    Hazel c uk

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    1. Hello Hazel, if you have time take a look at the blogs I follow. There are some lovely craft blogs to inspire you.

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  3. Neatly trimmed nails. Hahaha. That must be a universal problem with cats! Getting their nails trimmed without a lot of drama!

    I love the worry brow! I am quite sure the details help make the worry monsters more appeals to kids. Great job! Wouldn't it be a better world if we could avoid traumatizing our children - and worry monsters weren't needed.

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  4. It looks good to me Una. Debbie x

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