Of Crocodiles and Cephalopods
So after all those chickens (there was more knitted, I didn’t actually know how many there are now, but Felix has claimed a number for her little farm) I felt it was time to knit Inklings (baby to be) first knitted toy.
After I got Felix to agree to let me.
What did she want? A crocodile for her farm.
Well, i’m not one to discourage creativity, and with all the animals she has there really should be a way to help control population numbers…A crocodile was knitted.
I regret nothing with this photo, it’s the circle of life! Anyhow, pattern used is ‘Baby Gators’ by Anna Hrachovec from her book ‘Knitted Mochimochi’.
Crocodile done, I could cast on for Inklings first toy.
What was that sweetie? You want six crocodiles like in the picture in the book?
Yeah…There isn’t six, yet, but they make a nice work and out and about project so eventually there will be no doubt. At home though, I did actually cast on for Inklings first hand knitted toy, and even finished it too in just four evenings!
One and a half of those four evenings was hand sewing all those blue spots btw.
Anyhow! Here is a blue ringed octopus (they do exist in real life) and I must admit I am really quite smitten with him! The basic octopus pattern is ‘Octopus’ by Hansi Singh from her book ‘Amigurimi Knits’. I am resisting the urge to knit a whole bunch of these guys, considering the outcome there was surprisingly little work!
Well, back to knitting crocodiles for the time being whilst I decide on my next project.
Starting total – 650
Wool used – 24 (2 since last post)
Wool bought – 0
Wool given – 46
Wool gifted – 16
Total – 656 (So close to getting back to that starting total!)