Friday, 29 May 2009

Ollie Octopus


This week I bought an amazing book, Amigurumi Knits, and this is my first creature using the splendiferous patterns within. The patterns looked incredibly difficult, but once I got started and translated the overly explained instructions into proper English it was quick, easy and very effective. I think the author is just catering for every knitter's ability, whether they are complete beginners or more experienced, which makes for a lot of long explanations but once you learn to sift out what you need, the patterns are really cool.

6 comments:

fhiona galloway said...

I love!!!!!
Love the colour and his big octo eye!
Super cool Caroline!
Love octopi!
Yep you can find my cards in shops but don't know where or when exactly :0))

Magpie Magic said...

He looks amazing, very, very realistic! I am impressed. Can't wait to see the hermit crab. :-)

PG said...

Cor, that is so cute! His legs twist round perfectly!

soggibottom said...

Need a pattern for meerkats.... this Ollie looks very realistic. Does he box?

Caroline B said...

No, his legs are too floppy....
I don't have a pattern for meerkats although it is on my 'to do' list as they seem to be very popular at the mo.

natural attrill said...

Really good Caroline! nice movement in the legs, like the colours, and the eye is fab!
penny.