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« on: August 04, 2010 08:32:47 PM »

After a friend and I shared an obsession with Paul, the psychic octopus who successfully predicted all of Germany's matches in the World Cup and the final, i decided to knit her an octopus of her own. The pattern came from a book, Amigurumi Knits by Hansi Singh, and it was so great I can't wait to knit more of her patterns. The octopus' legs have pipe cleaners inside them so that they can be twisted however you want. Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2010 09:09:25 PM »

<3 it!! great job!
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« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2010 10:24:42 PM »

I love that this project was inspired by the soccer predicting octopus!

You really did a great job on this! I especially love the pipe cleaner legs. I have the Amigurumi Knits book and I know this is a challenging pattern - cheers to you for finishing it so successfully!

What pattern do you plan to try next from the book?
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« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2010 11:59:31 PM »

Not sure yet - I'm rather taken with the Loch Ness Monster. Have you tried many?
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« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2010 04:34:33 AM »

this is so cool. i want one!!
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« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2010 05:43:09 AM »

Oh my goodnes!!! I want to hug Paul so much!! Great job! He's so adorable!!
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« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2010 06:39:05 AM »

Paul, you are so cute!!! I just want to hug and squish you!!!

You know, I've seen several knits from this book and I have to say: I'm impressed.  I seldom buy knitting books, but I think I will have to procure this one!

Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2010 07:40:19 AM »

Not sure yet - I'm rather taken with the Loch Ness Monster. Have you tried many?

Oh yes - I really like the Loch Ness Monster too! I've made the Kraken, the Angler Fish and the Carrot. I think I want to try the Hermit Crab next or possibly the Jackalope.

striker - definitely check out the book. The patterns are challenging but fun and the shaping techniques are really neat!
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« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2010 08:28:38 AM »

i love PAUL!!!.... he is awesome.....

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« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2010 07:08:10 PM »

Paul is so awesome! I want him!
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« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2010 12:20:03 AM »

I'll definitely have to check out this book! There's just something about knitted sea creatures...

Oh my, are those legs closed with kitchener stitch all the way up the side?  I am both impressed and intimidated by invisible joins like that; great work!
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« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2010 04:10:34 AM »

Looks great! And I too am impressed that the predicting octopus has inspired you to craft Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2010 12:06:51 PM »

Oh my, are those legs closed with kitchener stitch all the way up the side?  I am both impressed and intimidated by invisible joins like that; great work!

Actually, I've made this pattern too; they're just bound of normally and normally stiched together. The snail pattern uses kitchener stich a lot, though.
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« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2010 01:18:29 PM »

this is so cool.  great idea using pipe cleaners in his tentacles!
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« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2010 10:39:03 PM »

This is just way too cool!  I think I'm going to have to order the book for this one, my mom adores octopi and she would love this guy! Thanks for sharing! Grin
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« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2010 11:56:57 AM »

Wow, that looks amazing!!! Grin
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« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2010 06:45:49 PM »

Your Paul looks great! Well done Smiley

You'd be amazed at the amount of people who called my last Squidalicious (also a pattern by Hansi Singh, bought at her old etsy shop) Paul the Octopus. To the point I stopped protesting that it was a squid altogether Tongue

I was thinking of trying the Loch Ness Monster next, too Cheesy
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knitpurl
« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2010 07:15:54 PM »

@Ptraci, I guess people just don't know their cephalopods.  Smiley

Good luck making the Loch Ness Monster! I still haven't got round to it.  Smiley
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