Tuesday, April 24, 2012

An octopus a day....


...keeps Valerie entertained when she's stuck on the couch. Why was she stuck on the couch, you ask? Because she spent an hour on Saturday playing Cinderella.

While she does have sparkly clean floors now, she was rather hoping to be rewarded with a wicked pair of shoes, instead she got a spine that decided to pretend it's an unbendable  iron rod instead.

C'est la vie. It gave me time to knit up this little cutie
He's knit in Fat Cat (Pansied) with some leftover Tabby Cat (Tangerine Dream) for his underside. My co-worker asked me to knit her an octopus a few weeks ago - and well, here he is.

This is of course, another great pattern from Amigurumi genius Hansi Singh. This is the second octopus I've made, and I absolutely love how they turn out!

In other news, I have frogged Skew and set the aside the yarn for now. I flirted a little with my Cheshire socks, and some new Camel/Silk yarn (before you freak out and mention my stash down - it's technically Wandering Cat Yarn and I'm testing it to see if it's worth carrying in the shop) before settling down and knitting the octopus.

I think I needed a quick-finish project to clean my palette - now it's back to some WIPs..... maybe....

8 comments:

Abby said...

Cute critter! Hope your back is better soon.

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Love the octopus. Sorry about your back! Hopefully you have some good anti-inflammatories!

MMMM camel/silk. You know I've been looking around for a nice masculine super-soft yarn suitable for a pattern like Henry (Knitty). Can't wait to see photos!

Dee said...

Me, freak out because of stash enhancement???? Well, that just wouldn't be right. LOL How IS the camel yarn?

The octo-guy is adorable. I love that color combo.

RobinH said...

Nothing like having a quick fun project when other knits are being pesky! Love the octopus- it's adorable.

Frieda said...

Oh no , not you too ! Hope your back is better soon . Love your octupus , so very cute !

Knitting Linguist said...

I love it! But I don't love hearing about the back - my sympathies, and I hope you're feeling better soon...

lexa said...

You knit such cute toys! I'm not much of a toy knitter, but every time I see your neat little critters I get the urge to make one!

gayle said...

So, wait, I just have to open a shop and them I'm 'testing' yarn, rather than acquiring stash? Extreme, but workable...
Love your octopus! The colors are perfect!