Here’s yet another addition to my collection of marine-themed stuffed toys—a crab!
I love squid! They feature abundantly in Korean cuisine, and I find their oddly-shaped bodies bobbing around in the ocean to be somewhat comical~~ And of course, it always brings to mind fond memories of Blooper the squid making life difficult for Mario.
When my good friend, Jean, saw my knitted octopus toy, she suggested that I create a marine-scape. Intrigued by her suggestion, I thought about what kind of marine animal I’d like to tackle next. I was stumped for awhile, but then I finally settled upon this cute little whale. But unlike his literary cousin, this white whale gave me very little grief!
If you’re a grammar ace, don’t worry—I know that “octopuses” is considered more appropriate to pluralize “octopus,” but really–it doesn’t sound nearly as cute…
And speaking of cute–these are among my favorite toys to make. Who can resist their round little heads, their shiny black eyes, and their multitude of legs? They rest perfectly on a desk, bookshelf or windowsill–and with a little bell inside, they can be a welcome addition to any baby crib or toy box.