I'm reading a book recommended by my harp teacher. The Ingo Chronicles by Helen Dunmore.
Then I saw a friend's entry for week one of the Summer of Colour challenge, of a knitted mermaid and I just needed to make one for myself.
Another friend asked me to provide a plotted photo gallery of the process so here it is....
Step 1, ask you friend for the pattern and choose some yarn, then get going...
You start at the top of the head and knit your way down the body to the tail fins.
You make the bikini top and arms separately.
You stuff from the top as you sew up.
Then rummage around for a couple of nice buttons for the eyes. I found some navy flower buttons in my stash.
And there she is, just needing some hair...
My little mermaid. Well not so little as she is about 15 1/2" or 41 cm long!