Finished Friday: Knitted Octopus and More Yarn

I finished another Hansi Singh pattern this week. I was curious about the shaping of the octopus head, so I made one. Mine isn’t as colorful as the red and yellow example in her book, but I like how it turned out.

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My version of Hansi Singh’s Octopus.
I love that the head is so realistic in shape.
I love that the head is so realistic in shape.

The legs have pipe cleaners in them so you can hook those arms around anything. I think this octopus is going to move around a lot more than my other knit toys do.

My octopus is all ready to lend a hand. (Sorry. I couldn't resist.)
My octopus is all ready to lend a hand. (Sorry. I couldn’t resist.)

I am also spinning again. I’m stuck with my novel and trying to get the story moving by letting my brain wander. I got out my hand spindles for these yarns, partially because I was away from home and needed to pack light, and partially because my character lives long before spinning wheels were invented.

The blue is Corriedale dyed with Indigo. The red is Cotswold dyed with madder. (I bought both fibers prepped and dyed.)
The blue is Corriedale dyed with indigo. The red is Cotswold dyed with madder. (I bought both fibers already prepped and dyed.)

I have had a glimmer of an insane art project idea. Actually, it’s an idea I’ve toyed with in the past, but this time new things are connecting with it and giving me exciting new ideas about how to approach it. The project is huge, complicated, and enticing. I’m going to let it cook some more before I talk about it with anyone, but I think I know what I’ll be working on in my studio next. Unfortunately, it’ll be a long time before any of it is ready for Finished Friday.

Author: Kit Dunsmore

Kit is a writer and an artist who adores living in Colorado. Whether she's hiking in the mountains or walking the prairies, she's always watching the wildlife in order to learn more about the natural world.

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