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« on: February 21, 2011 03:15:31 PM »

I bought some patterns from the etsy shop by jpolka, "Wunderkammer: a handmade cabinet of curiosity" (http://www.etsy.com/shop/jpolka) and made some awesome sea creatures! The patterns were very well written and easy to follow and have room for making it your own. I also bought mushroom patterns that I haven't used yet, but I am excited for them! the designs are more realistic than other amigurumi amimals I have seen, which I like.

This is Jules and Verne the squids. One is pink and the other is red and their heads are shaped different. The yarn is thin and soft, I am not sure what type exactly; it was from a garage sale. They are lovers. (Squid in Love pattern)

Mr. Octopus does not have a name. He is made from purple cotton yarn and has curly arms. (Voluptuous Ocotopus pattern)

Finally, I made lots of jellyfish. The first is from a rainbow cotton. I put a little glitter on it and it's name is Microbrain after the inorganic life form they found on star trek (tng, Home Soil, s.1 ep.18, yeah I'm a nerd..). The next is purple from the same cotton yarn as the octopus, it has lonnng appendages. (Jellyfish pattern) The third was made as I was watching star trek and didn't want to get up to look at the pattern (lazy nerd), so I made it up and the top is a bit strange looking. Some of the tendrils are white and some are tan and I made more than the original pattern called for. The yarn was wool instead of cotton so it is lighter and lays differently. The curlys in the center I made from a textured purple yarn I had.

Also, this is my cat playing with a toy I made for her. It was going to be a mouse, but when I started to fill it with catnip, she got excited and wouldn't let me finish. So now it is a stange legless, earless thing with a long tail.

The squids and the octopus were sent to be part of a silent auction benefit for the Sean Humphrey House, a local AIDS care non-profit, and Microbrain was a birthday present, so they are no longer with me, but they wanted to be shared with you!:)
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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2011 03:25:47 PM »

Those are all great! Love em, good job!

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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2011 03:31:13 PM »

Thank you!:D

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« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2011 04:41:51 PM »

You did an amazing job!!! I love the purple octopus!  Grin
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2011 04:37:33 AM »

those are so fun, love em all!

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