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Monster ArtBox update: When Muncher met Plarchie

Posted by on 17 Jul, 2012 in Beasts, Birds and Creatures, Blog, BT ArtBox, Charity knits, Knitting, London, My Knits, Plarchie the Giant Squid, Solo Graffiti, Squid | 0 comments

It’s been a big few weeks for the not so little knitted London monster.

He’s managed keep his stitched spirits up despite being soaked in the rain every day (you call this Summer?) and after his tattoo-incident last week he was hungry for some more elaborate body art than the awful cover-up job I did. It’s a well-known fact that every tattoo should feature a skull and crossbones. It’s true.

And so I fashioned a little knitted tattoo for my lovely monster, and applied it with the minimum of monster screaming.

Whodunnknit Pix: Muncher the @btartbox has new piratey body art. Yaaaarn! #btartbox

Muncher rocks his new piratey body art. Yaaaaaaarn, me hearties!

All of this excitement was utterly eclipsed by the first meeting of Whodunnknit’s woolly brethren. Yes, ladies and gents, Plarchie the giant knitted squid (who wore his elegant moustache for the occasion) was finally introduced to his stitched sibling for the first time ever. It was a beautiful handmade monster moment. I can’t deny that I shed a few tears, while quaking in my boots at the potential horror I was releasing on the world.

Whodunnknit Pix: .@plarchie the knitted squid and Muncher @btartbox monster meet at last. Aaaaaiiiieee! #btartbox

They have the same eyes! Eeeeeeeek!

But London is a fearless place. Were the general public scared? Hell no! They revelled in the squid/monster action. The fools!

Whodunnknit Pix: Monster shots: Lady casually eats ice cream within tentacle reach of knitted squid @plarchie at my @btartbox. #btartbox

Casually eating an ice cream on two human eaters. What is the world coming to?

Whodunnknit Pix: Monster shots: foolish parents sacrifice their young to @plarchie the squid at my knitted @btartbox. #btartbox

Foolish parents sacrifice their young...

Whodunnknit Pix: Monster shots: Muncher the @btartbox monster looks on in horror as a dad attempts to feed @plarchie his daughter. #btartbox

Sir, Plarchie is not an appropriate hat for your daughter!

Whodunnknit Pix: Monster shots: this man is clearly thrilled to meet a giant knitted squid and a woolly @btartbox. #btartbox

They're behiiiiiind you! Behind yo- Oh, I give up...

Whodunnknit Pix:

Knitted squid hipster chic. They'll all be wearing it this season.

In fact some visitors were downright brazen in their lack of terror. Observe!

Whodunnknit Pix: Small foolish child does taunting dance @plarchie the giant knitted squid at my monster @btartbox. #btartbox

Small foolish child engages in taunting dance right in Plarchie's face!

London, I salute you in your unflinching fearlessness. Never have I witnessed such bravery.

And I’m really sorry that so many of you didn’t survive the day…

Happily for all the kids Muncher and Plarchie don’t eat children. It’s an NPSCC Charity project. It would just be wrong. Though Plarchie did eat one of the last kid’s shoes. Which was really very restrained for Plarchie. You know how he is…


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