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tennessee tricoter: have you hugged a mind flayer lately?

tennessee tricoter

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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

have you hugged a mind flayer lately?

"Mind flayers (also called illithids) are so insidious, diabolical, and powerful that all denizens of the dark fear them. They bend others to their will and shatter enemies' minds." Monster Manual 3rd edition

It was my friend's birthday, and being that he occasionally DMs our Dungeons and Dragons adventures, I thought it might be appropriate to knit a gentle version of a tried and true villain. With some of the husband's help (thanks for the help with the math and design) I was able to concoct something loveable, yet scary enough for the mind blast, psionics, improved grab, and extract (in addition to the tentacle 1d4+1 damage) that a mind flayer can deal.

If you were wondering, I used a cheap acrylic yarn for the project, and it was a relatively quick knit excepting the pattern design and paving the way as I went. It is made in modular pieces and quickly seamed together and stuffed. All the trim was sewn on by hand, not glued.



Blogger aurora said...

That's such a great toy! I bet your friend loves it!

12:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's completely awesome! And it's so nice to see another gamer/knitter as well :)

6:24 AM  
Blogger karenology said...

That is so awesome. He looks so cute and devious.

7:16 AM  
Blogger Chrissey said...

OMG! That is awesome!
=^-^=Creative idea, it came out perfect, gosh I never would of thought of making 1 of those.

8:10 AM  
Blogger Pat said...

That's awesome! Are you posting a pattern?

3:09 PM  
Blogger CraftyHobbit said...

OH. MY. GOD. That is awesome! My bf is a D&D player and he would LOVE that.

11:20 AM  
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11:20 AM  
Blogger vinny said...

that is unbelievable! i'm so impressed with it. i havent' tackled knitting figures yet - did you do this freehand or design a pattern first?

hope i see you on the sci fi kal!

4:08 AM  
Blogger Mienna said...

I think this is adorable! I'd love a pattern, if you're going to offer one. We're just starting a new d&d game and that would be great to knit while I play. Thanks for the great idea!

9:16 AM  
Blogger Bonnie said...

awesome! You really should try to make a pattern :-)

8:44 PM  

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