Here is the thing I've been knitting. I got to deliver it down on the coast last weekend.
|Hat-shelled crab with eyes on and ready to go|
It took two balls of yellow and one ball of red, 100% wool superwash. The stuffing, as usual, is the polyester washable stuff they sell in John Lewis.
The two little legs at the back are red because I made eight legs before half-remembering that crabs have ten, and looking it up to check - and I didn't have enough yellow left. But I like them like that, the effect is crab-like. The pincers lock together quite nicely too.
And here he is in action:
|Hat-Shelled Crab guarding 2-week old owner from evil spirits|