Saturday, June 16, 2007

My First Blog Post... Hooray

I'm beginning this adventure in online reporting with some rather unexciting news. I've been knitting up a storm for the past few months, designing my own crazy plush creations, and having a lot of fun in the process. Now, however, I feel at a standstill. I'm blocked, so perhaps the miracle of blogging will help. Or at least distract me from looking at my yarn.
So, let's begin with octopi. I've been knitting them for a couple of months now, and I recently put the pattern up on sale on etsy! Here's the link if you're interested:
www.hansigurumi.etsy.com

And here are some pictures of the little rascals:





Knitting up octopi is a great zen exercise, particularly when you're working through the tentacles. These are probably the most difficult things to do, not in terms of technique, but rather in terms of sheer patience. At least for someone like me, who has, on multiple occasions, finished one sock or bootie, and, without looking back, has moved onto the next project. Embarrassing, but true.

2 comments:

Carmel said...

hansi, I'm a huge fan of your work! I just bought 3 copies of your book (one for me, one for my sister, and one for my cousin) and have been making squishies nonstop for my friends. I hope you find inspiration because I'm eagerly awaiting for the next book ^_^

DeLancy Figgin said...

Hi Hansi,

I have a whole stash of unfinished projects, which includes toys and accessories! I'm the laziest person I know :) I've just started learning how to knit, and bought your book as an incentive to stick with it ;) When I feel discouraged, I pull it out and stare at all the eye candy on the cover! Your work is beautiful, and I greatly admire your skills. Keep being awesome!

Amanda