Knitting an Octopus and More

I’ve been knitting here & there.  Some things I can show right off the bat, some I can’t.  Here are a few things that I can show you.  First up I knit a second drawbridge cowl.  This is a lighter weight version and not made out of handspun. I love it.  I love the colors and I love the weight.  I did not love the yarn…Shelter.  I think that it was the dye or ammonia but it smelled like a dirty chicken coop.  It was gross.  But a quick wash and the smell was gone.  I think it honestly was the dye but I don’t think I’ll be able to knit with this yarn again because it made me that sick.

I love the colors so much.  Acid green and oxblood go together so well in my book. 

Another thing I knit is this fabulous little octopus.  I knit this with the express purpose of including it in a package I was sending to the J. M. McDermott.  I sent him my book for him to sign and since he was giving me something cool, I sent  him something cool.

I had a lot of fun knitting this little guy. The use of shortrows and shaping is just so smart.  I finished him in about 4 hours, but then again I know I knit fast.  I wasn’t sure at first about my color choice but I really like how they work together.

I can’t help but taking lots of random pictures of knitted toys.  They just crack me up.

In other news I am working diligently on a perendale fleece which is really quite beautiful.  Also I’m waiting on my acid dyes to arrive and really am looking forward to dying some batts! 

Also here is a chicken picture.  They are growing so fast!  Those feathers are so long now and soon they will be more chickens than chicks.

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One thought on “Knitting an Octopus and More

  1. Ya know, Mr. O Pus looks right at home in that tree. Didn’t know you got so much rain up there that the creatures are swimmin’ out of the ocean and into trees!! A-Maze-in!!
    Hi’ya from Deep South Cali, Y’all
    Ginny

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