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25-Foot Long Crochet Giant Squid

Clem

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#1
Folks,

When I was a wee lad, my mom made me a plush moray eel and a plush torpedo ray. They were lovely, resplendent in early-70's textile patterns, and I keep them to this day.

With all due respect and love for my mother, however, someone's eclipsed her achievement:

25-Foot Long Crochet Giant Squid

That's the work of Ladylinoleum, who hails from Los Angeles.

Erich, go find this mad crocheting genius at once.

Cheers,
Clem
 

sorseress

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Double Damn! I had plans to knit one!
 

CapnNemo

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#5
My ghast is well and truly flabbered :shock:

We NEED more pictures of this epic acheivement!
 

monty

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CapnNemo said:
My ghast is well and truly flabbered :shock:
Well said. Perhaps there could be a TONMO "Los Angeles Locals" field trip for a viewing.
 

joefish84

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do these people have lives? im come on that must have taken years! i mean holy beep thats beeping insane! that would be like tying your shoes over and over and over and over and over and over again for like 3 years!! she could have just bought a live ceph for the amount of money she put into freaking yarn!
 

erich orser

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I MUST hunt this amazing artist down for better pics! This is truly, truly awe-inspiring!:shock:
 

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#11
Great find Clem! I would like to own that. I would replace my chandelier with it.
 

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#12
I emailed the artist (her name is Regina Gonzalez) and this is what she said

"Hey Jennifer, thanks for your inquiry...sadly the giant squid is residing up in my closet right now, however if you've got a group that wants to see it, I can take my show on the road (I'm serious).

~ Regina"

Her email is ladylinoleum@hotmail.com
 

erich orser

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Full props to ladylinoleum. Perhaps this could be a display item at the next Tonmocon!
 

erich orser

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Well, Sorseress is in the middle of a rather dramatic move right now, but she knits like nobody's business and used to make pretty incredible stuffed animals for me as a child - chief among these being Octavius my rather large teddy-octo...

Maybe if you kept on the pressure, Jean... I don't think ANYBODY makes a messie soft toy...
 

sorseress

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Actually sewing a Messie would be a lot faster than knitting one. The other upside, if you goofed up too much on it's anatomicals, you would see it quickly. Frogging(which is knitters term for ripping out offending stitches) tends to be discouraging. I would be far less likely to be discouraged if I screwed up sewing a Messie. There are knitting machines, however. Hmmm. Doing a lifesized Messie in tapestry is much more than I could contemplate. I couldn't possibly fit that large a loom in my studio, and considering how large a Messie is, I doubt I'd live that long, unless, of course, I dedicated the rest of my life to it, and believe me, I'm not THAT much of a ceph nut! This will take some thought, but it's intriguing. It has to be life sized, right?
 

sorseress

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Just re-read Erich's post. He mentioned soft toys, and THEY couldn't be life sized. If I can make them to scale, but toy sized, well, that's extremely doable. I would need good measurements so I could get the dimensions correct. I would also need a lot of info about eyes, suction cup specifics (understanding that beaks, hooks and anything else has to be made of sewable materials. I can't sew plastic, (although soft vinyl, though a pain to work with, can be sewn wth good results) or metal, or anything like that. Besides, who wants a potentially lethal stuffed toy? Nobody is expecting anything soon, I hope. I will have NO furniture when I get to Arizona, I've given everything away. Nobody gets a squid until after I have furniture.
This actually sounds like a fun project to tackle, but I'm not promising anything.
:mesonych:
 

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