This is a great pattern by Kate Wood. Cookies (named because of his bowl) turned out beautifully!! The Fancy Goldfish is a free pattern that you can download via Ravelry.
I was looking for a smaller fish but this one is so adorable I just bought a new bowl for him to live in. The shape and size of this “cookie jar” works. I just added a few water-blue marbles and this funky pipe cleaner and volia! a home for the blue fish.
When my daughter went to university last year we had a good laugh about the rule regarding pets. No pets were allowed except “non-dangerous fish”. Our first thought was, “Why did they have to make that specific of a rule? Did someone bring a pet jelly fish one year?”
Here we are a year later and I finally got around to creating her pet ‘non-dangerous’ fish.
I love how the different light changed the shade of blue.
I enjoyed working with this thread. It’s so soft. Unfortunately, I don’t remember the details about this crochet thread. It’s from my stash.
The plan was to use all four of these to make a school of fish but my daughter doesn’t have room for a full tank of crochet fish!
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Via my Facebook page, I take custom orders for projects. For this fish, I will be accepting limited orders. The cost is a minimum $10 donation to your local Humane Society / SPCA.
Welcome. Pull up a chair on my porch. Would you like an ice tea (sorry, I’m Canadian it’s not iced tea) maybe an ice coffee? June’s Yarn and Coffee is a wee bit later than planned. The construction next door cut my phone line and we had to wait until today for it to be repaired.
I’m feeling very good about this month. I finally finished those wraps and a couple other new little projects!
made with Impeccable by Loops & Threads (FERN) / trim done with Vanna’s Choice by Lion Brand in Radiant Lime
made with Caron Cakes – Lemon Lime
made with Soft & Shiny by Loops & Threads – Royal Blue and Yellow
My oldest nephew graduated from high school and I couldn’t be prouder! Lots of awards and a few scholarships! So I had to make him a scarf with his universities colours!
I’m trying not to blink because when I do he’ll be graduating university as a mechanical engineer.
A few months ago I bought some new curtains. I just got around to making some tiebacks for them. So I guess I should add this project to the finished the PHD projects 😉
made with Bernet Handicrafter Cotton Yarn
pattern by Bella Coco
In July I think I’ll work on posting some more details about last months projects and working on my “Molly poncho”.
What came off your hook this month?
Did you make a gift for someone?
I do so love hearing about your yarn adventures. In my Reader, I found Tanglewood Knots highlights for June.
Welcome. Come on in. What can I get you to drink? Coffee, tea? Maybe an ice tea?
April has been a whirlwind month. Whole weeks have just disappeared!
I did finish my blue shawl for the Gala I attended. The yarn was a different dye lot but I couldn’t see a difference when I used the new balls.
I love this yarn. I used Vanna White Glamour in Sapphire. A stunning yarn full of sparkle. It’s hue changed with the light. Everything from a midnight blue almost black next to my black dress to a bright ocean blue in the sunlight.
April – Shawl for a special evening
I think the darker yarn and not taking the time to block it gave my shawl a different look from the original pattern. I do want to try Fortune’s Shawlette again. This corner to corner pattern worked up quickly and I’d love to see it in a different colour.
Then just before Easter when it was time to deliver the Sherbert and Creamblanket. My friend asked for a media pouch to be made. She was giving the blanket to her cousin’s little girl and wanted a gift for another child.
This was the first time I added a zipper to my work. It felt kind of awkward. I think if the occasion arises in future I’ll plan better. I think sewing the zipper in first then finishing the pouch would have been better.
Then it was time to pick up our daughter from university. I just didn’t believe how quickly her first year would go. In September it felt like she’d be away for an eternity. When we got up there to get her she was still sick and no help packing her belongings. Which wouldn’t have been bad expect her room is a city block over and 4 flights of stairs up from the doors.
Since she’s been home I haven’t picked up a new project. I think in May I’ll work on finishing a couple of my half done projects.