So, I whipped up this little number:
It was my first time doing crochet applique, but I found a bunch of free patterns for different appliques thanks to my good friend google.com. Anyway, after weighing the pros and cons of a bunch of them, I decided to have a go at this octopus from Moogly. The pattern as written was the wrong size for my sweater (as in, if I would have made it to scale, it would have been disproportionately big and would have made everything look funny) so, I modified it to make it smaller, and I'm really quite happy with how it turned out.
Honestly, I know I made this and all, and I don't want to sound too too braggy, but it's cute right? I love it. So freaking adorable.
Here's one more shot, just 'cuz I love how it turned out so much.
Something tells me I'm going to have to try these again.