Friday, November 10, 2006

Crocheted cephalopod!

Crocheted cephalopod!
Meet squiddity's new mascot! Alison made him/her/it for me as a present to celebrate the fact that I've (finally) finished my M.A. (This degree doesn't seem like as big a deal as it may sound, given that 1. the actual graduation isn't till April, 2. I'm currently in the second year of my Ph.D. and up to my neck in coursework and grading, and 3. it's, erm, my second M.A. But still.) I have attempted to simulate the squid's gloomy underwater habitat by surrounding it with dark-coloured library books and photographing it at night.

The squidlet needs a name! Any suggestions?


Blogger lumpkin said...


no idea why, it just sounds cute!

5:57 p.m., November 12, 2006  
Blogger Nadia said...

Oupie does sound cute. Then again, so does Lumpkin. :)

9:33 p.m., November 12, 2006  
Blogger Jamie said...

Squiddly Diddley?

9:52 a.m., November 15, 2006  
Blogger dave h said...

I'm partial to 'Squiddly'

9:58 a.m., November 15, 2006  
Blogger ranjit said...

Cefil! (Because he can't pronounce "Cecil" or "cephalopod")

12:32 a.m., November 25, 2006  
Anonymous Ward said...

Squiddly sounds a lot like Skoodley ... Octodumpling has my vote, either that or Yarn Arms (or, as sailors say, "Old Yarn Arms," when they sight one of the Cape of Good Hope).

2:49 p.m., December 14, 2006  
Anonymous ward said...

"Arr ... there be Old Yarn Arms off the fo'ard bow."

"Haul away, me hearties, lest Old Yarn Arms get the better of ye!"

"They say Old Yarn Arms was knitted by Sirens off the Cape of Good Hope, but they ran out of yarn, and had to use fish gut and the shrouds of old vessels that had run aground."

"Arr ... I heard that. And many another tale too, about Old Yarn Arms ..."

And so it goes, on and on, for sailors far away at sea ...

2:55 p.m., December 14, 2006  
Anonymous ward said...


Woven Coaster
Inky Dinky Hider

12:00 p.m., December 16, 2006  
Blogger JuliaMazal said...

i like oupie
and cuttlebuddy

i submit squiknitty
(silent k of course)

but i like "oupie" best.

3:20 a.m., December 17, 2006  
Anonymous ward said...

squilknitty is good ... squaligamous is worse ... squill incorporates "quill" and "squid" (cuttlefish can use ink as an underwater smoke screen) ... squillity? Squilla? Squillette? The latter sounds uncomfortably like the French word for skeleton ... squillae is the plural of squilla.

I get this nagging sense that oupie will carry the day.

7:45 a.m., December 18, 2006  

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