Sunday, May 10, 2009


This morning, was perusing the internets, and found this:

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!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


I bought some fabric on Etsy!
Isn't it cute? I love owls.

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.

Olivia dress

I finished the dress for Olivia! It is from the same pattern as Renate's, so now they'll match.
Pattern: Topaz from