Elder Gods have a lot of time on their hands…

[23 Nov 2009 | By | 13 Comment(s) | 7,553 views ]

This design was inspired by a twitter conversation with my friend rit.  I had just showed off The Crafty Octopus to my twitter friends, and everyone liked it.  But rit’s comments just made me have to go make this image.  The conversation has been recorded below, for posterity’s sake.

knitting cthulhu

Dot says:  http://twitpic.com/q3z6a – How do you like this one (crafty octopus)? I was thinking of using it for a Dabbled tshirt

Rit says: LOVE the octopus. I would tattoo that on my body if it was more cthulu-ey :)

Rit says:  I’m thinking more preparing to devour the world than do some crafting ;)

Rit says:  I mean it’s not, “In his house in Ry’leh dead Cthulu waits making arts and crafts” :P

Dot says: well, @rit, how else does he pass the time? I mean I bet an elder god is a fabulous knitter!

Rit says:  that’s true. I bet he has tentacle sucker doilies or some kind of elder god mitten. And of course, his teddy bear Pookie.

So, I REALLY will do a Cthulhu for rit (sans knitting), but the knitting Cthulhu just had to be done first!

I think this image would make a great poster… What ya think?

PS, if you follow me on twitter, be sure to send me an @reply saying you’re from Dabbled so I will follow you back!

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13 Comment(s) »

  • Brendan W. McAdams [] (elsewhere) discussed this :

    This is the kind of thing that happens when you make snarky comments about @dotatdabbled's awesome art: http://ow.ly/ES0Q

  • Jennifer [] (elsewhere) discussed this :

    @racerxmachina http://bit.ly/0754Llc

  • Lynn [] (elsewhere) discussed this :

    Because elder gods have a lot of time on their hands. (Lovecraft+knitting) http://tinyurl.com/y9lkhow

  • Vanessa Newton [] :

    What a cool design! You have such a great eye for design. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful holiday!!

  • Joseph Morris [] :

    T shirt time, without doubt. Would be a lovely companion to the squeep shirt!

  • Diana Evans [] :

    oh wow Nancy!!!! I really love your whole series of black and whites…these are fab!!! wonderful work….and it’s amazing how a twitter conversation can inspire !!!


  • Erin-Joi [] :

    My hubby, who knits, says this would make a great upper arm tattoo for him. upper arm means it is easy to show off and those who don’t get it don’t need to.
    Great image!

  • Bella Sinclair [] :

    HAHAHAHAHAHA. Oh, Dot, that’s hysterical. The look on his face is brilliant! Is he scheming something dastardly while he knits? Or is he angrily chanting, “Knit one, purl two”? Either way, this one is definitely a winner.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  • Brendan W. McAdams [] (elsewhere) discussed this :

    RT @DotatDabbled: I've been informed by @rit that I should make a tshirt out of this – http://ow.ly/L0n3 – would any crafty cthulhu fans …

  • Lynn K [] (elsewhere) discussed this :

    RT @DotatDabbled: I've been informed I should make a tshirt out of this – http://ow.ly/L0n3 – would any crafty cthulhu fans buy it if i did?

  • Lynn K [] (elsewhere) discussed this :

    Cthulu Crafty Tshirt by @dotatdabbled http://ow.ly/L0n3 – let her know if you'd buy it #cthulu

  • Stacey [] :

    Please, oh please do this Cthulhu reading a book and license it to me to make bookplate rubber stamps. I love it!



  • Dot [] (author) :

    We could probably work something out! :) email me.