The next weird birthday gift for my niece is Muno from Yo Gabba Gabba (I'm only making one more, the green striped thing with the long arms). It required no original thought on my own, because I got the free pattern for it on Craftster, created and posted by Soulmom...of course, where else would I go first, other than Craftster?
|Another cell phone pic because I was just too damn lazy to go get my camera from downstairs! The flash makes Muno a little brighter than he really is in real life.|
He's made with 2 strands of Caron red worsted weight and 1 strand of Modea Dea Wild in Flame, on an N sized hook. The eye is random black and white on a G sized hook. The eye is kind of funny to me, because as I was sewing it on, little tufts of the Flame Modea, which is like a fun fur yarn, got pulled through the white. I think he takes on kind of a bloodshot quality.
I do know that he's supposed to have bumps, but after the trouble I had with the Dalek, I'm not ready to try the popcorn stitch again. Too many bad memories there! And I think, at least from the Kia commercial Muno was in a few years ago, isn't he supposed to be vinyl or plastic or something?
My friend Michelle actually found the Modea at a yarn shop up in Yorktown, and although she doesn't like yarn, she realized this would be a good one to show me. That was months ago, and even back then, I knew I'd be starting these characters pretty soon. I think the furriness of the yarn also gives him a slightly Wookie-esque quality too. All he needs is to be made again browns and give him a weapons belt.
If I had started it sooner, I could have been done with it in one night. Seriously, I loved this pattern because it worked up so quickly!!!
Since starting these toys, I've been weirded out because I don't know what they are. Like, are they supposed to be the kind of monsters from Sesame Street? At least I know this much...Muno really is supposed to be a cyclops, and that's just not my take on him.