Lockdown day 29: the way to spend a day at the beach (and not get $1000 fine)
Monday April 13th 2020, 9:33 pm
Filed under: History,Knit

When you can’t draw and you’re kind of flying by the seat of your pants but you do know that an octopus should have eight arms and trying to pretend one or two of them would be hiding on the other side of it would be cheating. But I had no intention of making the original baby-centric version. No cutesy bug-eyes, either. Those have their place, but I want something that won’t be outgrown.

The very loosely followed pattern is Sea Blanket by ShoeDiva on Ravelry, the yarn is Malabrigo Rios, my favorite worsted, washable merino, needles are US 6/4mm. One bag of Cian colorway was clearly nowhere near enough, sea creatures or no, so a second bag is on order from Imagiknit and I’ll make currents out of the two dye lots.

That waiting and not knowing exactly how what I’ll get will go with what I’ve got has helped slow this project down. That and the million tangling strands per row. There are nine seaweed plants and the tail of a seahorse gripping one of them at the other end.

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Comment by Jayleen Hatmaker 04.14.20 @ 7:00 am

Wow, look at that! It’s coming along great. And I love the idea to use the two dye lots to make currents.

Comment by ccr in MA 04.14.20 @ 7:17 am

You sure know how to make love tangible!

I’m sure you can find a cowl or a hat to keep you busy while you continue to dream of the rest of this design and wait for the new yarn to arrive…

Comment by Suzanne in Montreal 04.14.20 @ 9:16 am

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