Socktopus

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 – Socktopus – 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.

“Hop-Hop” the Bunny

I knit this bunny for my niece’s first birthday.  I started this project within days of learning the purl stitch.  Needless to say, I had to start over at least four times and look up countless youtube tutorials to complete it.  I think it was worth it, though.  I progressed a lot and ended up with this vintage-looking stuffed animal that I hope she cherishes.

This pattern was found in Last-Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson, along with similar patterns for an elephant and bear.

Texas Leg Warmers

Puffy Pinks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now that I have introduced you to Miss Adorable, I will show you her accessory of choice – her puffy pink leg-warmers.  She lives in Texas, so she doesn’t often need them, but as of late, she has worn them with just about everything (including purple shorts).

I designed and knitted these, along with a purple/blue/green/white fair isle pair, especially for her with Lily Sugar’n Cream cotton.