Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Grand total - 128 fishes caught...

... and my tessellated fish blanket has reached it's completion, finally! I ended up stopping at 16 rows of fish; the grand total - 128 fish. I must say that I'm a little bit sad that it's finished. Every night I would sit down and knit my fish. It was fun picking and planning on what color to use next. I really think it was time to end, because my good colors seem to have disappeared and it was getting harder and harder to pick good color combos. I edged the whole blanket with a single row of single crochet. Now I'm ready to move on.

I'm back to cutting up plastic bags! I am now being given plastic bags...so I guess it should be taken as a complement and a hint to get busy and start knitting...or...cranking the bags out!

happy knitting :)

28 comments:

  1. Wow -- what a gorgeous blanket! Congratulations on finishing!

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  2. the blanket looks absolutely amazing. it's like a piece of artwork. :) be proud of the awesome job you did with it.

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  3. that is really really fabulous! when you first posted about this project, i totally thought it would be one that hung around as a ufo for awhile (cuz that's what would happen if it were mine - i'm soo bad about leaving things like that unfinished), but you really cranked it out and it looks AMAZING!! great job!!

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  4. Great job!! That is a fabulous blanket and I am very impressed that you were able to stick with it and not get sick of it!

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  5. What a beautiful blanket! Someday my 3 fish will belong to a bigger school, but for now they are hibernating.

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  6. Wow - its amazing! Just gorgeous - congrats on finishing (and so fast!)

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  7. LOVE the finished blanket!! I'm not sure I could tackle such a large project!! You did a great job! I love the way you joined the fish and finished off the edges. What's next on your needles?

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  8. Congratulations! I think you knit this blanket in record time!

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  9. Wow, I love your blanket! That is so cute! Great job!

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  10. Oh that is beautiful! Awesome job, I love it!

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  11. The single row of crochet edging on your blanket finished it off just beautifully! It's gorgeous.

    May I send you all my plastic bags? ;) Really, I have just a few....hundred! I may knit one of those bags yet.

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  12. The blanket is so pleasing to the eye. I think I mentioned the stained glass look the black joinings give it. I can't imagine you having used any other color. It is perfect!

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  13. GOsh that's really nice, and what an achievement! Definitely a keepsake. Lovely!

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  14. Amazing! I love it. Was this your own idea/design? It's brilliant.

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  15. It's a gorgeous one of a kind blanket. Congrats on finishing it! I could never have the patience to do something this big...

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  16. Love the fish! Must try some!

    Ang

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  17. That blanket is so amazing! It should be displayed in a museum for everyone to admire!

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  18. Your fish blanket is fabulous. I love it!! Congrats on finishing it.

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  19. Great job! You actually inspired me to start my own stashbuster fish blanket. Well until my mom saw the fish and asked for one of her own. I have a question though. What size are your fish? I'm trying to figure out how many I'll need to make. I am making one blanket out of Caron Simply Soft (US 5) and one in Red Heart (US 10). The Caron fish are about 5.5" and the REd Heart fish is 8.5". Thanks for your help!

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  20. the blanket looks awesome... as for the bags... i tried a bit, but wasn't feeling the love... think I'll stick with natural fiber... but good for you recycling them into something useful!

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  21. Thanks for setting my mind at ease! Who would've guessed these fish would be so big:)

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  22. It's so pretty! I've been following it's progress, and I just love the way it turned out!

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  23. This is so pretty! I've been dreaming about making this... Perhaps a baby sized blanket would better suit me! It is so colorful and happy! I really love the way you joined the fish too.

    I can't wait to see your next projects... not to put undue pressure on you. :)

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  24. Congratulations!! It IS beautiful!!
    (I kinda got sidetracked with mine....)
    And thanks for the plastic bag-bag pattern!!

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  25. You have given me the incentive to finish my fish baby blanket.

    Cora

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  26. Many congrats on finishing this masterpiece fish blanket! It is sooo beautiful!!!

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