Knit the Squid 4: North!

By Brenda Clough

And here we are, a short way north from the tip of the tail!

My niece in California suggests that I knit an actual eye socket for an eyeball, which of course is going to be a real ball of the right size.  It would not be difficult to find two matching toy balls; I am thinking of the kind of light plastic ball that is in ball pits at children’s restaurants.   This is what Dollar Stores are for.  If I knit a pocket at the right spot, I could insert the ball and then snug the opening in with a drawstring, holding the ball in.  A Sharpie, or some nice black acrylic paint, would do for the pupil.  This would keep the eye ball in, allow the animal to be laundered (how could one have a dry-clean-only squid?!?)  and even allow it to be pointed in any direction I like!  Mother Nature probably has the best blueprint after all.

My newest novel Speak to Our Desires is out exclusively from Book View Press.

I also have stories in Book View Cafe’s two steampunk anthologies, The Shadow Conspiracy and The Shadow Conspiracy II, as well as in BVC’s many other anthologies.

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About Brenda Clough

Brenda W. Clough spent much of her childhood overseas, courtesy of the U.S. government. Her first fantasy novel, The Crystal Crown, was published by DAW in 1984. She has also written The Dragon of Mishbil (1985), The Realm Beneath (1986), and The Name of the Sun (1988). Her children’s novel, An Impossumble Summer (1992), is set in her own house in Virginia, where she lives in a cottage at the edge of a forest. Her novel How Like a God, available from BVC, was published by Tor Books in 1997, and a sequel, Doors of Death and Life, was published in May 2000. Her latest novels from Book View Cafe include Revise the World (2009) and Speak to Our Desires. Her novel A Most Dangerous Woman is being serialized by Serial Box. Her novel The River Twice is newly available from BVC.

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