of the brilliant and generous Corvus tristus again. Best tentacles, ever. This will be a pillow, a gift. I’m going to just flow into a nice running stitch for a day or two, indulging in some soothing mental ‘basket weaving’. Heh. With this set of tentacles, I’m using variegated perle, size 8. Found a six pack of them at JoAnn’s for a mere $8.00. (Only five spools in the photo because I gave the spool of pink to Agnes. She wanted it very much, and I won’t be using that colour, so…) On the tentacles, I’m going with the variegated red and the variegated coppery brown. Initially, I was going to use a pale blue cloth, but there’s just something about pale blue that aggravates me no end. Not my kind of colour. ETA: Corvus tristis’s fabulous tentacles can be found here: http://corvustristis.wordpress.com/2009/03/11/cephalopodia/ Just click on the drawing to get an enlargeable, downloadable copy. The rest of her free pattern archive is here: http://corvustristis.wordpress.com/category/embroidery-patterns/ Check them out, you’re guaranteed to find something you’ll fall in love with.