Friday, June 24, 2011

How I got myself into this

I’m not one of those people who watched Marble Hornets one day and was seeing Slender Man in the refrigerator the next. No… Things happened a little differently for me.

I did watch it of course. I thought it was a good story, but nothing came of it. Nothing happened until I got a certain idea in my head. I decided to see if I could knit a Slender Man doll. Better yet, I would make two; one with the more human appearance, the other with the many limbed appearance. Even at that time I was no stranger to making odd little stuffed toys. Taking frightening things and making them look cute and innocent was, and still is, my specialty, so it seemed like a natural progression.

The thing you have to understand here is that when I get into a project, I tend to immerse deeply. For example, when I knitted a stuffed toy of a centipede, I looked at all sorts of pictures of their anatomy and watched nature documentaries about them. It took me two months to make the Slender Man dolls. Every day I worked on those dolls, I was taking in all the information I could find about him.

Thinking back on it now, thinking back to all the energy I put into my work, it was not surprising that I eventually started to see him.

These were the pictures that I posted of those first two dolls. That was back in January. Not very long ago but it feels like it could have been years.


  1. The theory is that the more you think of him, the more likely he is to appear.

    Amazing dolls by the way, I know of a girl named Eri that carried one around. Would you happen to be the one to create it? I've never heard of someone else making them as you do.

  2. Yeah I know that theory… As I said, it's not surprising that he came to me is it. It's also not surprising that having a cuddly reminder of him would encourage the same.

    Thank you for the compliment. Yes, I know of Nee-chan and her doll. I wish I could take credit for that, but it wasn’t one of mine. From the description on Messenger’s blog, it sounds like a sewn doll, rather than a knitted one. I know someone asked where she got the doll, but I don’t think an answer was ever given. Personally, I would love to know who made it.

  3. maybe she made it herself? or maybe one of His gave it to her. I'd love to know was well.

  4. Quite possible she did. She does know how to sew after all