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Topic: Surfs Up! Lobster, Octopus & Clam (Knit Amigurumi)  (Read 16086 times)
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« on: May 22, 2007 09:30:47 AM »

Ah, a tale that crept up from the little waves that hit your feet and pinch those toes!

In the spirit of memorial day weekend fast approaching, I have knit up a set of ocean critter cuties!




In real life, I am actually allergic to these little buggers. In fact, on my 13th birthday, I chowed on lobster for the first time and ended up looking like a balloon. So I made them cute, so YOU wouldn't want to eat them too. SO the next time you get a lobster on your plate, you'll think of my little guy and how bad wet wool tastes. : P

And this time around, I learned that YES, you can over felt. In fact, my octopus fits in the palm of my hand and the legs do not go beyond that little palm-rimeter. To give you a bit more perspective, I always say to leave an 1'1/2 opening at the back of the head for stuffing - after felting, I had just over half an inch to work with when I  normally have over an inch. Eek! I made a micropus. : (

And I'd like octopi to have one to three legs because 8 is monotony I tell you!

But my pride and joy was my clam shell. The most pain-in-the-butt-ous thing to design always becomes my favorite. I actually really liked the clamshell before I felted it, which never usually happens - I always question my sanity and design before I felt.
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« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2007 09:38:34 AM »

I LOVE YOUR STUFF! And now you've got seafood? So cute!!!
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« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2007 09:40:10 AM »

I absolutely adore them!  I'm especially partial to the clam.  If I made it I don't think I could allow it to leave home.  They are too cute.
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« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2007 09:42:56 AM »

your mad crazy knit amigurimi skills boggle my mind. keep it up! it always brightens my day when i log onto craftster and see some more super cute stuff from you!
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« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2007 09:55:14 AM »

oh my goodness those are so adorable!

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« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2007 09:55:47 AM »

ahhh! octupuses are my favorite things EVER! i love your amigurumi! great job!
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« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2007 10:03:32 AM »

Those are just delicious!
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« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2007 10:09:17 AM »

AGHHHH!!!

Stop eating them!!!!

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« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2007 10:22:59 AM »

Mmmm...seafoooood...

Your designs are always so perfect.  Great work!!  I'm partial to the ocean creatures and these are my favorites of yours so far.  I think the octopus is just perfect the way it is, totally adorable!  Cheesy
I'd love to see a seahorse...

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« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2007 10:26:09 AM »

I'm totally with Coral - the sea creatures are my faves!

You really blow me away with the awesome-ness of your adorable little felties!
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