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Emeraldcutie
01-09-2006, 09:36 AM
A little while ago someone was asking what they could do with left over yarn.
A friend sent me this link.

http://www.charitablecrafters.org/Tesselating%20Fish.htm

Have a great day :thumbsup:

Ingrid
01-09-2006, 09:40 AM
That's a great one!! Thanks!

KellyK
01-09-2006, 09:41 AM
CUTE!

Jaxhil
01-09-2006, 10:56 AM
oooh, cute fishies!! My boys would love this!

Sara
01-09-2006, 11:37 AM
I could make a scarf two fish wide for DH!

I'll call it "One Fish, Two Fish". And alternate them red and blue! That combines two of his loves, fishing and Seuss.

If he won't wear it, DD will.

feministmama
01-09-2006, 12:12 PM
this would be good for kids to knit. A great adult/child working together project. Great idea, thanks :thumbsup:

wyoknitter
01-09-2006, 12:21 PM
Really cute ~ and I love the "one fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish " idea !

BonnieM
01-09-2006, 01:12 PM
Thanks for the link!! Very creative.

DotMom61
01-09-2006, 10:28 PM
I could make a scarf two fish wide for DH!

I'll call it "One Fish, Two Fish". And alternate them red and blue! That combines two of his loves, fishing and Seuss.

If he won't wear it, DD will.

Sara!!! I *love* that idea! How cute that would be!

nicolethegeek
01-10-2006, 08:37 AM
I've been working on this afghan since September or October. I have it as a long-term project in the side-bar of my blog. I'm doing it in 4 different colours of RHSS for my youngest DD. I'm making mine a bedspread-sized one, so I know that I'm going to need between 100 and 200 fish.

BTW: The fish "puffs up" in the middle when you are doing the decreases for the fin. This mostly comes out when you sew the fish together. Also, each fish takes me about 30 minutes to knit.

schrodinger
01-18-2006, 01:32 AM
Is anyone else having trouble with this link? I have seen the fish before and was wanting to start using some of my leftovers on beginning a blanket/afghan. If anyone has another link I would be most greatful if they let me know. TIA.

ecuzzacrea
01-18-2006, 01:37 AM
i just tried it and can't get it to work either.

Darhain
01-18-2006, 10:45 AM
Links not working for me either, and I really want to see the fishies!

nicolethegeek
01-18-2006, 12:47 PM
I might have the page saved here since I am making it for my DD. If not, I'll pull out a fish and get it from that.

schrodinger
01-18-2006, 03:15 PM
Nicole, if you can do that I will be REALLY greatful. Although I may end up regreting starting the fishies after 20 or so..... LOL

nicolethegeek
01-18-2006, 04:30 PM
Actually, I would equal them to about a granny square in crocheting. They don't take me long at all to make, and that's saying alot! :roflhard: What I'm regretting is all the sewing later... since I've basically promised myself that it will be bedspread sized. I'm going to do some kind of crocheted border on it too.

I did a search on my pooter and I don't have the file saved. I will be able to dig out a fish once I've got this sock done and get it all figured out.

DotMom61
01-19-2006, 01:28 AM
Here (http://64.233.167.104/search?q=cache:TZ-QDHV1BZIJ:www.charitablecrafters.org/Tesselating%2520Fish.htm+knit+tessellating+fish&hl=en&client=firefox-a) is Google's cached version of the page the patttern was on. Grab it quick! I don't know how long it will be around.

I clicked on the link @ the bottom which points to a blog where, apparently, the pattern was also posted, and the blogger commented that she was taking it down, but didn't really state a reason.

spooky
01-19-2006, 06:20 PM
OMG that is tooooo CUTE !!!! I can't wait to use all my left overs on one !!! I wanna make one for my kitty !!! That is awsome looking !

schrodinger
01-19-2006, 07:17 PM
Thank you so much Julie, I have saved it to my computer quickly so I can get started, after the lacy scarves of course. :D

DotMom61
01-19-2006, 08:19 PM
You're very welcome, and Spooky: That's a *great* idea for a kitty blanket! How appropriate!

amy
01-21-2006, 01:40 PM
What a great pattern!!! FUNNNN!

Hey, has Ekgheiy seen this?! It's got her name all over it.

foldedbird
01-22-2006, 02:14 AM
Is there another way to get it? Would it be okay for someone to e-mail me the file? Not sure if this violates copyright or anything.

If not my e-mail is deniseknits@gmail.com

Thanks in advance!

DotMom61
01-25-2006, 01:41 AM
Denise --

I just emailed it to you. :D

nicolethegeek
01-25-2006, 10:19 AM
Just a fast note about the fishies... they tend to bulge out in the middle. I did mine in larger needles {size 10} so that they will be looser, and more likely to go flatter once all sewn together. They do work up fast though, and cute to boot! :thumbsup:

foldedbird
01-25-2006, 10:57 AM
THANKS JULIE!!! :heart: :inlove: This would be a good knitters olympics project!

foldedbird
01-25-2006, 11:00 AM
After looking at the pattern, it looks like you could also use it to make a stuffed toy, knit 2 fish and seam & stuff! How cuuute. :)

DotMom61
02-02-2006, 09:24 AM
Great cat toys, I bet!!!

mintdee
02-02-2006, 12:06 PM
I would really like this pattern as well. I had it bookmarked as start someday soon and now its gone. I would greatly appreciate it :thumbsup:

Thanks

llaffing
02-06-2006, 12:27 PM
hello all good people

new here and have followed this post to it's conclusion, I believe, and am still waiting 'with baited breath' to see 'fishies' ...

could someone advise.

thanks in advance,

Margie ( llaffing )

schrodinger
02-06-2006, 12:38 PM
Margie,
Dotmum has the link on a post earlier in this thread, it's a cached version of the fish (which seems to work on and off). The link also has the pattern in it, www.charitablecrafters.org/Tesselating%2520Fish.htm+knit+tessellating+fish&hl=en&client=firefox-a]here (http://64.233.167.104/search?q=cache:TZ-QDHV1BZIJ:[url) it is[/url].

As for a fish update, I have done 22 fish to date, no recent pics, but here (http://schrodinger212.blogspot.com/2006/01/brothers-hat-and-fish-update.html)is one from my blog, from the week before last, of the few that I had done then.

Cathy

foldedbird
02-06-2006, 02:22 PM
Yes, please use that link. I told someone (flaking on the name, sorry) that I'd email them the pattern, but having a hard time finding the file on my computer. I think I may have backed it up on CD.

Sorry bout that!

D

schrodinger
03-05-2006, 05:22 PM
I wanted to post a little update on my fish afghan. I'm really pleased, I have done 65 fish so far (expecting to do 100 in all). Here is the latest picture in my blog (http://schrodinger212.blogspot.com/2006/03/fishometer.html), I love how the pattern is coming out. Not started sewing it together yet though (gulp!).

How is everyone else doing with this? Anyone finished yet? Any hints on the seaming?

Ingrid
03-05-2006, 05:25 PM
That looks great! Your best bet on the seaming is to entice someone else to do it. You know, "Boy, oh, boy! Seaming these fish together is sooo much fun!" ;)

It really will be a magnificent piece of work when your done! :thumbsup:

schrodinger
03-05-2006, 08:15 PM
Thanks Ingrid! Now if I can just think of someone I could con, oops, I mean persuade, to do that for me. :thinking:

I'm excited about how this will be when finished! :happydance:

Hildegard_von_Knittin
03-07-2006, 08:38 PM
no fishies for me either :verysad:

wildforyarn
03-07-2006, 09:42 PM
That fish blanket is sooo cool! I tried so hard to get the links to work but to no avail. Can someone send me the pattern for this fish blanket? It would be a great gift idea! Thanks!

schrodinger
03-07-2006, 10:01 PM
Sara, The link was a cached one on google, I'm guessing it's gone. The good news is that there is another similar pattern posted here (http://community.livejournal.com/knitting/5714491.html). It's been adapted to remove the bulging of the original pattern, so could be better. I'm using the first (missing) pattern, but only from memory and not sure how patient (or accurate) I would be at writing it out again. Hope that helps.

Cathy

Shandeh
03-08-2006, 08:39 AM
The link works fine for me. Here's the fish pattern:
http://64.233.167.104/search?q=cache:TZ-QDHV1BZIJ:www.charitablecrafters.org/Tesselating%2520Fish.htm+knit+tessellating+fish&hl=en&client=firefox-a

wildforyarn
03-08-2006, 04:14 PM
Thank you Cathy and Carolina Red! They both worked and I am putting this in my to do file. :)

schrodinger
03-08-2006, 06:01 PM
You're welcome! And don't forget to save the pattern as an offline item (e.g. paste it into word or something) so you don't lose if if it goes offline again.

flkysdonna
05-07-2006, 12:59 PM
:XX: The links are gone again, can anyone tell me the difference between the original pattern and Sakuranban's http://community.livejournal.com/knitting/5714491.html flatter version?
Thanks!

feministmama
05-18-2006, 02:09 PM
Where has thisattern gone! So many people love it.

Sue Madelin
05-19-2006, 04:19 AM
Hi guys,

this fish blanket looks lovely - what yarn are you all using for it?