Thursday, June 30, 2011

Tobuscus the Octopus, Formerly known as....

The Octopus with no name ;)  After I presented this to my daughter, who has been patiently waiting for eons for this, she had no name picked out.
Octopus with no name....
By last nite, it was to be Tobuscus..aka Toby the Octopus.


Eeep, you're seeing my underside *blushes*
eep...my underside!

I think this is my "best" side!
Hanging out on the porch.


See, I'm not too big, just right!
A view from above!
Octopus by Hansi Singh in Amigurumi Knits
Stitch Nation Alpaca Love in Lotus and Dusk
US 5's ML and DPN's

Only mods used were I used kfb at the beginning of the head section instead of what increase the pattern used.  It does leave the bar, but it was way too fiddly with 4 dpn's and impossible with magic loop.

Suggest that you knit all 8 legs, then seam them.  Oh and don't use single ply yarn!! I started this in Stitch Nation Wool love and when seaming leg 2, it fell apart.

It's so neat seeing how the construction of these wee things is.  It was a bit fiddly, but not too bad.  Besides, seeing a 16 y/o smile when she gets it, priceless!  She may not let me knit her hats/sweaters/etc. but wee things are ok!

Since most all of my stash was packed on it's way to storage, I had to buy more yarn...eeek.  Seriously though, this yarn can be bought at your local craft store and is really soft and great to work with...

10 comments:

dianne said...

That is cute! I love the eye. You must have used pipecleaners to pose the legs?

Amanda D Allen said...

This looks fantastic! I love it!

Knitting Kris said...

Cool! I've yet to knit a toy! GASP!

Kaye said...

Ha ha! Very cool!

Lynn said...

Well what else were you supposed to do with your yarn in storage and all?!?!? Seems legit to me!!!

Lindsay said...

He looks fantastic!!

Dee said...

I think everyone should have a purple octopus! LOL Very cute.

sandra said...

Hansi has great amigurumi patterns!
Glad daughter love it! Mine is patiently waiting for her summer skirt! wish her luck!

Acornbud said...

So cute. I just love that book.

Delusional Knitter said...

Awesome!!! Very cool. Love the colors too.