the slow-ctopus

Not a lot of knitting lately… The most I can manage is bits here and there, but luckily I’ve got just the thing for that.

The Socktopus pattern, available for free from Knitty, is small and fun. It is also fiddly and thus slow-going, but I’m beginning to accept that just comes with the territory of knitted toys.

I thought this would be fun to knit in leftovers of sock yarn (it is the SOCKtopus, after all), but I’m afraid the toy would come out tiny in that case. So I’m using my leftovers of worsted weight.

After Socktopus is all done and stuffed, I’ll be moving on to Flamingo, another free pattern my knitting group got very excited about recently, because our regular meeting place is a cafe of the same name. :) Are you knitting any toys lately?

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About fridica

I started knitting completely by accident, when I was visiting my parents for a holiday in 2008. On a boring Sunday afternoon, I decided to dig through their stash of books to see if there was anything interesting to take back to my apartment. A knitting manual happened to be one of the books I found. I got curious, my mom immediately dug out her old needles and yarn stash (which she hadn’t used in a decade at least), and in a few minutes we were both casting on - she by memory, I by following the instructions from the book… :) Since I normally prefer learning from books, this was ideal.. I took the book home with me, and very very soon - I was an addict.

8 thoughts on “the slow-ctopus

  1. Love the tiny socktopus’ sock!
    Knitting toys can be very fiddly (particularly the face). I’m not often happy with my results, but it’s fun for sure

  2. A socktopus! That is so neat. I think I’ll have to make one now.

    I have the Octopuss pattern in my queue. I think it’s quite funny as well.

  3. Your socktapus is very cute.
    I find it nice at times to slow down and work on something small. tiny toys are a great place to try new techniques and also swatch interesting patterns. It gives me a chance to play with my needles and also to use up scraps. although I think I might have gone too far with the latest toy – I am using #00 dp needles with lace weight yarns ; )

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