And thanks to the Half Assed knitting blog for the great pattern and cute pic. Definitley go check out her blog. http://www.cyn.ca/knit/patterns/brainmonster/.
I'll have to go buy googly eyes but I need tape anyway so no problem. I got juked in the middle of wrapping yesterday when I ran out of tape. It's amazing how long it takes to wrap gifts but I like the bows and bells and whistles and all so it takes me some time.
One last note. Winter has set in with a vengance. It was 19 degrees Farenheit yesterday morning when I took the girl to school. Cold yes, but I was toasty warm in my SSSeptember Hat which I've been waiting impatiently to wear.
The pattern is from Vogue Knitting Winter 2008-2009 and I used a skein of ultra bulky stuff (lost label, of course) that I've had for years. Probably 6 years. I've never been able to figure out what to do with it and now it my warmest, yummiest, funnest, feel like I'm living in Russia and walking across the square in front of an onion domed building hat. Thank heavens I never de-stash!