Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Giant Octopus

It's a bird!


It's a plane!


It's a GIANT OCTOPUS!!


I finished this belated Christmas gift for my Mom last month but have been forgetting to post about it. This is the most ambitious toy that I've ever taken on and I have to admit that from about the halfway point to the end I felt like throwing in the towel. It's loosely based on the pattern by Hansigurumi only much, much bigger. I had to improvise most of the head shaping and there were many times during the making of it that I would look at it, realize that the shaping wasn't going where I'd hoped, tear back a couple of rows and start over. Man, does that start to suck after a while. As much of a headache as it may have been to make, I'm super proud of how it turned out. It's very, very cute. And while this will remain the one and only giant octopus I may try to make a few tiny octopi following Hansigurumi's pattern.

Just for scale here's a photo of the giant octopus attacking me upon competion.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just know, Jeanne, that your Mom LOVES and TREASURES her super-sized Octupus!!! Your labors are greatly appreciated!!

Dot said...

This is just totally awesome. I'll be linking next time I do a cephalopod post :)

Dot

jeanne mostly wilson said...

Thanks, Dot!