What has no backbone, a prominent head, and the ability to squirt ink? That’s right! A cephalopod! This little guy is probably the most popular cephalopod: an octopus (socks=socktopus)!
With just a few clicks of my mouse, I discovered that cephalopods are a bit of an underground obsession these days, being featured in tattoos, jewelry, t-shirts, tote bags, buttons, and, shall we say, some less tasteful items. Made you google it! Perhaps I should use the sea creatures in more of my knitting. It seems it might actually make me cool.
The item in question – Soctopus – was created for my godson’s first birthday. I would love to try my hand at him again, giving him buttons for eyes, some different sock variety, and a new smile. Perhaps I will work on that soon and we can have a side-by-side look at the two.
I honestly don’t remember the yarn I used, but the pattern is by Laura Edwards is on Ravelry.com.