Monday, October 15, 2007

Knitted Squid - Yippee!

Here's the squid I knit this weekend while visiting my folks and sis - some version of the pattern has been kicking around in my head for months now, but I'm still amazed at how quickly it came to life once it hit the needles ... I cast on the first stitches of the mantle on Thursday, and by tonight I was weaving in the yarn-ends! Made on the subway, in the airport, and on mom and dad's couch. Though I confess, the family does watch a awful lot of football when we get together. Pattern available here!
Marjojo points out that I have a thing for arms - she's right, this one has 20!


Marjojo said...

Hey Daniel, I always take some work with me when I visit my family, it’s like a comfort and safety blanket, isn’t it. Your 20-armed squid made me laugh, although I was surprised you were ready to feed it to a dinosaur so fast. What’s that on top of its head in the bottom pic, are you giving it a hood for the winter in New York?
And by the way, the fabulous Louise-Bourgeois exhibition will be near you late next summer: at the Guggenheim.

midgeling said...

Hopefully Blogger won't eat this comment like it did the last, lol. I really love your squid! I have a strange fondness for squid. Your purple guy is really great!

Rachel said...

Hi! Any word on when the squid pattern might be available??? I want to knit a squid!!!!

daniel said...

Thanks everybody! The pattern will be up before Thanksgiving if the good lord's willing and the creek don't rise.