Saturday, March 17, 2007

knitting dilemma solved

Sometimes I find a yarn I really like, but then when I try to make something out of it, it doesn't cooperate. Noro Kureyon is like that for me. It took me a long time to figure out what to do with it. I tried hats, socks, even considered a sweater or two. But something about it just didn't work for me. Maybe the yarn is too bulky. Or when it's knit up it looks too hippy-dippy. Or gaudy. Or Bill Cosby.

Fortunately I found a project that, in my mind, suits Kureyon perfectly. The octopus!

And once you've made one Noropus, it's easy to make another:

I don't really have a pattern for making these, I just make it up as I go along. But I'm thinking I'll figure out some instructions and post them later.

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