Hello there Beastie people! I hope you’re all keeping well, wherever you are, and that the lockdown isn’t giving you cabin fever just yet. I’m using the time to get caught up on commissions that have been in progress for a while – and that made me realise that I hadn’t introduced you lot to this spooky little fellow!
Hey there, FrankenBeastie!
I should point out that FrankenBeastie is short for “Frankenstein’s Monster Beastie”… Because, as we all know, Frankenstein was the creator of the monster, not the monster himself.
I’ve made a couple of these before – you can check out an earlier version here – but I think this marled olive green yarn gives a little something extra to his complexion that the plain green was lacking. Here, take a closer look!
I preserved some classic FrankenBeastie features too – gruesome black lips, felt electrodes and a few extra embroidered stitches here and there, to keep body and soul together.
I also always picture the classic monster from the book as having stiff black hair, a bit like toothbrush bristles. So that’s what FrankenBeastie’s rocking here. It’s made from wool and alpaca yarn, meaning it’s actually lovely and soft – but hopefully you’ll keep that little fact to yourself. If the other Beasties find out, it’ll ruin his spooky street cred.
Finally, I dressed him in a ragged-edged shirt and faded charcoal trousers.
Then he was ready to head out into the night!
Let me know if you bump into him when you’re out for your daily half hour of exercise!
Also, I have had a couple of people ask me over the past week if I’m still doing commissions. Let me assure you all that as long as there is yarn in my stash*, there will be Beasties! So if you think a monster friend might brighten up your days, get in touch and let’s talk monsters!
Until next week… Stay safe and keep washing those paws!
*And believe me, there is A LOT of yarn in my stash.
12 thoughts on “A Spooky Little Beastie Like You!”
FrankenBeastie is an actual *Monster* Beastie! He is brilliant! I hope I do not run into him in the night and I hope you don’t run into trouble with a throng of townspeople with torches chasing after him 😉
Hahaha! Nothing like that so far, fortunately 😂 Cheers for being brave enough to pop in and say hi to him, Tierney!
What a classic, stunning look! Such a handsome lad!
Right? I might have to do a follow-up post with his top 5 beauty tips 😜 Cheers for swinging by!
Frankenstein is my favourite novel so I was immediately enchanted by your Frankenbeastie. That wool is perfect for his complexion.
Thanks, Laura! And it’s a great book, isn’t it? I couldn’t put it down – if ever proof was needed that the classics aren’t stuffy, Frankenstein would be it. Cheers for dropping in!
That green is perfect
Why thank you, Dr Snail! I consider you an authority on all things green, so that’s a real compliment! Cheers for popping in 😊
Ooooh, very scary
I know! I thought he might help distract people from real-life scaries for a little while… Thanks for swinging by, Mariss!
Well isn’t he a true monster’s monster!
Still, I never understood why the monster always had be so shabbily dressed. I mean I get the goth black, it’s his style. But he’s such a gentle soul in the books, I think he’d be more conscious of his appearance. Okay, I’ve clearly spent too much time in the house…
Hahaha! A good point… And totally worth debating at length while we’re all cooped up 🤔 I reckon you’re probably right, but I think it was shabby dressing out of necessity rather than choice. Poor Monster would probably have raised a few eyebrows at his local Big & Tall store if he’d gone in looking for a new wardrobe! 😂