Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Lion Brand keeps posting washcloth patterns on Facebook.  And I still have my soap making stuff.  You have no idea how tempted I am to make this year's Christmas presents a washcloth and a bar of soap, possibly with a handwritten note that says, "You smell bad" because I think that's really the message you're sending when you give people soap and a rag to wash themselves with (stick optional).

And maybe everybody can get a baby octopus to mitigate the shame of You Smell Bad Christmas.

The pattern is by Berrysprite.  I tried the little mouth, but I think it looks better without it (and I'm lazy).  The little top hats are left over from my Washington Post Peeps Contest Entry.

This one's made from wool yarn left over from last year's Festival of Pot Holders.

I have no idea how this happened, but Woolopus is smaller than Cottonopus--even though I used the same hook for both of them and both yarns are the same weight.


  1. Personally, I think cephalopods would be rocking the porkpie, but that's just me.

    Also, I always wondered why giving stuff from Bath and Body Works back in middle school was so popular, since I had the same thought--YOU SMELL, HAVE SOME LOTION.

  2. I think it's that lotion/body wash/other shit that smells like flowers and/or candy is just so sophisticated when you're 13. (And it's an easy gift for when you know absolutely nothing about the recipient's interests)