So I picked up knitting at Bamfield last fall, and I got a wonderful book at Christmas:
It has several cute sea creatures, but I had to start with the Jelly fish:
I’m quite impressed biologically! It’s obviously a scyphzoan with those pronounced oral arms. It has tetrameral symmetry (8 purple patches on the bell), with oral arms and tentacles. There’s a velum, which scyphozoans don’t have, but that’s a knitting necessity to allow the bell to be stuffed.
This Jelly is quite small, the bell is only ~5cm in diameter, but I could see the pattern being easily expanded to make a monster-sized one.
My next project is a seastar – We’ll see how that turns out.
If you like knitting, or think you might, be sure to ask about Beth’s knitting nights at BMSC! She’s an excellent knitter and teacher, and knitting is a great way to meet people, and a perfect hobby for cold and wet falls, or power outages.