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schrodinger
03-26-2006, 02:39 PM
I'm so proud, I've finished the fish afghan, it's done. I've posted a ton of pics on my blog here (http://schrodinger212.blogspot.com/2006/03/here-it-is.html), but I'm so happy and proud I wanted to share a picture here with you guys.

earthchick
03-26-2006, 02:42 PM
YAAYYYYYYYYY!!!! :happydance:

It looks *awesome*! I am so impressed with you. I want to do one of these one day but don't know if I have the patience to do all the seaming. Fabulous job! :thumbsup:

LizzySmilez
03-26-2006, 02:42 PM
I love it!!! :heart: :heart: (I bet my cat would like it too :rofling: !!!) Good Job!

Do u happen to have the pattern for the fish still? I always wanted to make one, but never could find the pattern.

Jan in CA
03-26-2006, 02:46 PM
Now that is some seaming dedication! I think I'd have a pile of fish that never got made into an afghan! :roflhard:

It's gorgeous!

I posted this in your blog, but thought I'd mention it here, too. If you make just one more fish to go with the stray and stuff it with catnip you'd have an awesome cat toy! :thumbsup:

Mer
03-26-2006, 02:48 PM
Oooh, beautiful job! You have great patience to sew all those together. :shock:

schrodinger
03-26-2006, 02:52 PM
Thanks guys, to be honest I hated the seaming (no surprise hearing these words from a knitter), and the only way I could do it is if I told myself "no knitting or spinning until this is done". It worked, I'm still shocked that I listened to myself.

Lizzy, I'm pretty sure that I cannot give out the pattern thanks to copyright (please someone correct me if I'm wrong), but you can see more about that in this discussion (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7818&highlight=).

Thanks again guys, I can never make this again, but so pleased that I did this and I love the FO.

Jenelle
03-26-2006, 03:24 PM
Beautiful job!! I'm in the makings of one of those, but it will be multicolored.

I love how you only used two colors.

Ingrid
03-26-2006, 03:36 PM
:inlove: Holy mackerel! :rofling: It looks great!!

gardenmommy
03-26-2006, 03:46 PM
Most excellent! :happydance:

KellyK
03-26-2006, 03:59 PM
Very very VERY nice!! Such a FUN design!

Shandeh
03-26-2006, 04:17 PM
I love it with just two colors! You're good!

(I'm so glad I saved that pattern as a Word document before it disappeared online.)

Yvonne
03-26-2006, 05:34 PM
I am so totally impressed. Knitting with chenille of all things, with incredibly even stitches, and then sewing it all together!?
You must feel like this is the masterpiece of your life!

kayeknit
03-26-2006, 08:13 PM
Oooh, beautiful job! You have great patience to sew all those together. :shock:
No kidding!!
It looks absolutely wonderful!!
:thumbsup:

ekgheiy
03-26-2006, 08:18 PM
Kewl !!! :thumbsup:

IrishBaby
03-26-2006, 08:28 PM
WOW -- I'm so impressed. What amazing dedication you have. I would have probably knit 100 fish and just left them as fish. :)

HamaLee
03-26-2006, 08:42 PM
Wow that looks fantastic!!!

Also, I LOVE your handle/avatar combo. All you need is a box and some radioactive waste!

Amber
03-26-2006, 09:07 PM
It's beautiful! And, I agree with what you said on your blog -- the two colors really show off the design well.

Debbie
03-26-2006, 10:11 PM
Lizzy, here is a link to the pattern

http://community.livejournal.com/knitting/5714491.html

melissa.atkins
03-26-2006, 10:32 PM
Great job!!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

How long did it take?

Danielle
03-26-2006, 11:49 PM
That looks great! :thumbsup:

schrodinger
03-27-2006, 02:06 AM
Thanks again everyone, you all make me blush! :oops:

Debbie - Well done on finding the pattern. I think I'll put that link on my blog for reference for others.

HamaLee - Glad you like/get the combo.

Melissa - I'm not sure I want to think how long it took (I wouldn't be able to work out the hours) but I started it January 22nd. I also had several other projects that I did along-side the fish, as well as the spinning. So 2 months, just over, but more like 3-4 weeks when you discount the other FO's I guess.

Debbie
03-27-2006, 08:29 AM
The pattern was a little way down in the link you gave us :) Your afgahn is so pretty! I think I will make one for my beach house ..... so in 100milliongazillion years when I have a beach house ... the afgahn will be ALMOST done. Again, BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Tammy6071
03-27-2006, 08:34 AM
Wow, its beautiful!!

wildforyarn
03-27-2006, 10:22 AM
It's beautiful! Great job! :thumbsup:

rebecca
03-27-2006, 12:05 PM
Cool afghan!!

sara_jayne
03-27-2006, 12:31 PM
Great job - what dedication! The colors are wonderful too!

nicolethegeek
03-29-2006, 05:35 PM
That looks *so* great! I haven't made any more fish for mine in ages. I'm still using the "original" pattern that makes the puffy fish! I'm doing mine in 3 solids and a vari, and I'm so glad you posted the pic so that I could see how nice a "planned" one would look. All I had seen so far were scrappy's.

Jennifer N
03-29-2006, 09:12 PM
COOL!!

itscryttle
03-30-2006, 06:48 PM
WOW! :inlove:

spooky
03-30-2006, 06:53 PM
You are giving me the confidence in finsihing mine. I think I have made about ummmmm 30 fish so far. Mine aren't going to be very big.... about the size of a baby blanket. I am making them for our family cats for Christmas.

I got a quesion.

When you seamed them together, did you use the tails to seam them or did you use another piece of yarn and work your way across?

I didn't know how I should do it lol.

AWSOME JOB !!!!

LeslieA
03-30-2006, 07:11 PM
That is really cool. Great job. :thumbsup:

hedgehog
03-31-2006, 12:08 AM
That is gorgeous! I absolutely LOVE it!!!! :inlove:

I want one.... :shock:

Can feel obsession rising.... :doh:

Why must you do this to me?? :shock:


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-hh