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Topic: A very curious Mr. Octopus  (Read 2139 times)
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« on: June 23, 2011 05:50:44 PM »

Yay for poor quality web-cam pictures? This octopus could be found on the lionbrand website, and I thought my friend would love it! I made this octopus for my friend's birthday, which we will be celebrating this Saturday. I started this mid-day Monday and have been working on it off and on since then.
By today, I only had to put the face on, and I'm not entirely happy with the mouth. Any suggestions? Maybe I should put a mustache..?

Oh, and since taking the picture above, I've fixed that little amount of embroidery floss hanging out from the eye.

"Don't worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition." -Abraham Lincoln
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2011 02:09:51 AM »

Black and red tentacles? I'm sure your friend will adore him, I think he's rather sweet myself.

Look twice, buy once. Nooooo
Look twice, decide I can make one instead.
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2011 08:35:26 AM »

Looks like you have done a great job. A great birthday present for your friend.

But why not go with no mouth?

I keep a look-out for octopus patterns to knit as there is a young fellow up the street who is obsessed with them. I will take a look at the Lionbrand site - because it sounds like it did not take long for you to knit, and the simpler they are, the better. (For me anyway.)
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2011 10:52:59 PM »

This is really cute! 

I like the mouth the way it is.  It goes along well with the mismatched eyes.
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2011 07:30:51 AM »

Thanks everyone! My friend adored it!

"Don't worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition." -Abraham Lincoln
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2011 12:55:01 AM »

He's adorable! I had no idea that sort of pattern was available for free; I haven't seen many octopuses.  Thanks for the hint, I'm going to have to look up the pattern, too. Smiley
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