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spooky
07-20-2006, 02:00 PM
I started making fishies in January and have been collecting them in a paperbag. I just couldn't get into it. I thought to myself that I would make 3 kitty blankets for the family cats for Christmas. Finally over the weekend I was tired of the fishies sitting in my closet. I counted my fish up and decided that I would need 20 fish to do a blanket. Well, I had 40 in the bag. So, after 3 days of only knitting fish (and dang I got tired of them lol) I had enough to do my 3 blankets. My son and I sat down Tuesday morning and put 1 blanket of fishies in order. After a whole day of sewing (which I like to get out of lol) I have one finished blanket !!! Woohoo!

My kitty Felix seems to be enjoying the 1st blanket. Guess I am going to have to break down sometime and make him one too lol.

Friskums
07-20-2006, 02:47 PM
Cute kitty!! :heart:

I'd go crazy seaming all those fishies! :shock:

Looks great though. ^_^

Ladybug Lady
07-20-2006, 02:55 PM
Oh how fun!! I bet that WAS a pain to seam. Even still, I think I know a cat or two who neeeeeeeeeeds one of those. Where did you get the pattern for the fishies? It'd be so good to use up leftovers!

Jan in CA
07-20-2006, 03:14 PM
How cute! Good choice for a kitty blanket! :thumbsup:

Duckling326
07-20-2006, 03:18 PM
OK I would love to do that for my three cats. Pattern?

spooky
07-20-2006, 03:54 PM
Well, I can't seem to find the original pattern on the internet. If you search for fish afghan I am sure you can find it. This pattern is very similar to the one i used.

I used a bunch of scrap yarn and size 10.5 US needles.

http://blog.360.yahoo.com/blog-hPoyIeslcqobrefmpVg-?cq=1&p=7

knitterma
07-20-2006, 04:04 PM
Gracious that's cute! Great idea to make a kitty blanket. I really like the look of the fish afghan, but will neva eva do it because I can't. stand. seaming.!! Looks great! Hope your kitty doesn't tell my kitty...

knit-a-holic
07-20-2006, 04:05 PM
That is very cool! Your cat seems to enjoy it...hehe. I would be going nuts over the seeming part. :shock:

rebecca
07-20-2006, 04:25 PM
I love it...kitty seems to love it more, though...which is good :thumbsup:

eeyore
07-20-2006, 04:48 PM
GREAT! :)
I've got 3 cats... I think they would be really glad if I... but I'm very lazy! ;)

VickiIL
07-20-2006, 04:50 PM
What a FUN way to use up scraps! I absolutely LOVE it! I am going to have to find the fishy pattern.

callmesusan
07-20-2006, 06:51 PM
Felix knows what he likes!

CindyH
07-20-2006, 08:14 PM
Aww Felix likes it! Good for you doing all that fish-knitting and seaming..I think I would knit like 2 fish and give up.... :rollseyes:

SabrinaJL
07-21-2006, 01:15 AM
That is hilarious! Very cool. :thumbsup:

itsbecca1979
07-21-2006, 08:15 AM
That is so neat!

Freyja
07-21-2006, 02:33 PM
It is here.

Knitter's Magazine. Summer 1998. Eyelets and Cables, p. 62. Festive Fish Afghan, p. 66.

spooky
07-21-2006, 02:41 PM
LOL ! Thank goodness someone found it! I got it off the internet a while ago. This site has it too.

http://blog.360.yahoo.com/blog-hPoyIeslcqobrefmpVg-?cq=1&p=7

Oh and by the way I have seamed the 3rd blanket together and now I am weaving in the ends !!! Wohoo! I really didn't think I would get them done this year ! Yay for me ! :roflhard:

VictoiseC
07-28-2006, 11:59 AM
Ohhhhh I love it! It's funtastic! Now I know what to do with the acrylic yarn I bought when I first started knitting and never wanted to use after I really got into it. Thanks!

Ellen Edwards
07-28-2006, 07:45 PM
Wow--what a cute bankie!! I think I'd rather just do ONE plain one without having to seam---I HATE seaming--but then I'd have no fishies!! :(

spooky
07-28-2006, 08:15 PM
The seaming wasn't that hard. I just made tails as long as my arm and used them to seam them up. The frustrating part for me was pinning all the fishies together :lol: .

Angelia
07-28-2006, 10:05 PM
I love that blankie!! :inlove: :inlove: And the kitty on that blankie! ;)