Thursday, 15 May 2014

Gypsy's May Monster



For May's Monster I found this adorable pattern from Needle Noodles. It took around 3 days to complete due to other family obligations. 

Here's some history about Cthulu for everyone! 


Cthulhu is an elder god discovered by H. P. Lovecraft, who makes his first appearance in the 1928 research article "The Call of Cthulhu". It is one of the central Great Old Ones of the Cthulhu Mythos, and is often cited for the extreme descriptions given of its hideous appearance, its gargantuan size, and the abject terror that it evokes. After its first appearance in "The Call of Cthulhu", Cthulhu makes a few minor appearances in other of Lovecraft's works.[1] August Derleth, a correspondent of Lovecraft's, later used the creature's name to identify the system of lore employed by Lovecraft and his literary successors, the Cthulhu Mythos. Cthulhu is often referred to in science fiction and fantasy circles as a tongue-in-cheek shorthand for extreme horror or evil. - H.P. Lovecraft Wiki

When the creature finally appears, the story says that the "thing cannot be described," but it is called "the green, sticky spawn of the stars", with "flabby claws" and an "awful squid-head with writhing feelers." 

Happy Stitching Everyone! 

9 comments:

cucki said...

Cute x

Jacquie Morris said...

This is adorable! I see why you stitched it... what a really cute monster! :)

Lili said...

Funny stitching!! :=)

Gypsy Rose said...

Thank you everyone! <3

Marcy said...

What a fun monster! And thanks for the history lesson.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Love him. I never expected to see a Cthulhu stitched but he is a great monster.

My brother is a big fan of Lovecraft so we know all about Cthulhu here.

Angel Blue said...

I like it and I didnt know that stuff but then am not a lovecraft fan.

SoCal Debbie said...

That's a creepy monster and just perfect for the theme this month!

Stitching Noni said...

Great design to stitch - well done!
Hugs x