It's a knit octopus. Wearing a little, knit-octopus sized sweater.
And I decided that I must have one in my possession, immediately.
So I knitted one today!
I shall call him Hector, Hector the Hexopus.
Like the flikr example, I used the Oh Balls! pattern from I Like Lemons as a starting point. I decided to make the whole sphere and then pick up stitches and knit the tentacles as i-cords. However, I was just knitting on the fly while visiting with my family, and I didn't plan very well, so he only has six tentacles. Which I suppose makes him a hexopus.
I then started the sweater, basically just a tube wide enough to fit around his body, which i then picked up stitches from and made into smaller tubes as sleeves. I was having issues getting the sleeve width to line up with the tentacle width, so he only has two sleeves. Poor guy, I guess he's missing out on several fronts.
but at least he's cute!
He will probably go to my friends as a housewarming gift. My next knitting fantasy is a whole slew of sea creatures in sweaters. Fish, turtles, whales, seahorses, plankton, the whole bit. All in little tiny sweaters. :D
Also, I went to prom. It was fun. I danced like a dancin' fool, emphasis on fool.
This is me and my mom antes de prom. Speaking of Mom, 20 minutes ago, it was mother's day. Happy Mother's Day, mothers!
I'm going to use it to make a Spring Ruffle Top from SewMamaSew:
I'll use the owl fabric as the main fabric and find something coordinating in my mom's stash. I'll probably make one as a practice run with some fabric from mom's stash, since my sewing skills aren't fantastic yet and the owl fabric is too cute to mess up.
I sometimes blog about knitting, sewing, books, and other things I do. I'm studying English Literature at a university in the midwest.
I'm also at www.mrsdalloway.tumblr.com and my Ravelry is prodigalsunrise.