Cathartic Ink

putting my own spin on things

Maddox Monster



Maddox the Mischevious Monster by Rebecca Danger (Ravelry link)

More babies are on the way in my circle of friends. D’s longtime friend T and her husband are expecting a son on or around April 2nd. Since her shower was last weekend I cranked out a couple of gifts for the little guy. She’s also a graphic designer and we share similar tastes, particularly when it comes to color. No pastels for her baby, just bold, strong colors. I knew that the nursery is painted in blue and orange so I thought this cute, squishy, toothy pal would be a perfect match.

Knit in Blue Sky Alpacas Dyed Cotton, it took less than one skein and 2 days to knit (I could have done it all in one day but tightly knit cotton wears out my hands and causes flare-ups of my repetitive stress issues.) The pattern had a few small typos in it, but I’m sure that they’ve been corrected by now. It was an easy thing to knit and super cute. I made a couple modifications–sewing the crotch area closed before stuffing and then using kitchener stitch to graft the head closed at the end instead of the 3 needle bind off recommended. I should have stuffed it as I went along instead of all at the end, but I was lazy. I also sewed on the teeth in addition to gluing them down to double insure that the little one will have a hard time ripping them off.


  1. Greg

    Could I entice you to manufacture a 400 foot tall version of Maddox? I want to mechanize him and institute a reign of terror over some village or township…