Everyone needs warmth and light, even The Groke. Mörkö on yhtä ihana ku varikset. #Moomins

One of Tove Jansson's own original illustrations of her "Groke" character in the Moomintroll books.

The Groke

The Groke is an ominous creature whose frightening presence scares everyone wherever she goes. She turns up uninvited and rarely says anything.

Too Cute Tuesday - The Groke by Cross-stitch ninja - Mr X Stitch

Cross-stitched Groke I've always loved Tove Jansson's writing, so I wanted to make a cross stitch of a drawing from one of her books. I ended up with the Groke, which I think is one of the most interesting characters of the Moominverse.