I made an octopus! Jill was working on one when we met for coffee. I’d forgotten my own knitting, so I hopped in on the tentacle production and immediately admired the sculptural cleverness of this pattern.
Look at that well designed bulbous head! Look at those wiggly little tentacles! Admittedly, there’s some pipe cleaners for a little extra wiggle assistance, but the short rows that shape the tentacles create their own bias, which is kind of brilliant!
Octopus <– Ravelry Project Page
Pattern: Octopus by Hansigurumi
Yarn: Ewetopia Pashm DK in storm sky (so soft and squishy and dreamy!)
Madelinetosh unicorn tail in hot hot hot pink (not my usual thing but such a fun accent color!)
Needles: US size 2 (1.75mm)
Others: I used some stuffing for fluffiness, and pipe cleaners for wiggliness.
I would absolutely knit this again. In fact, writing this blogpost has made me want to knit one immediately.