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December 7, 2010

Common Octopus

Pattern: Common Octopus from Amigurumi Knits by Hansi Singh
Yarn: Leftover Cascade 220 and 220 Superwash
Needle: US5 Addi Turbo
Notes: I decided not to use chenille stems to make the legs poseable. Partly because I was worried about the sharps ends poking the gift recipient and partly because I couldn't find the ones I bought for the anglerfish. I also opted for safety eyes instead of embroidering eyes. I always feel like I knit a lovely stuffed animal then ruin it by stitching on the eyes badly. This is way easier. It's a very clever pattern. There is quite a bit of seaming. All those legs need to be stitched up. But it all goes very quickly and it quite entertaining to see the design take shape.


Karen said...

He looks so fierce!

la takahashi said...

What a splendid creature!

Adrienne said...

Wow. That is *awesome*! The safety eyes really makes him that much better, IMO. I think I've found what to knit for my Mother's Husband (he's one of those people that are impossible to knit for). :)

bocozoo said...

I agree, this is awesome. I couldn't imagine that knitted amigurumi could look better than crocheted.

I like it a lot. :)