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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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