Sanna's Bag

“I never seem to have what I need when I need it. I’m going to make a belt-bag that’s bigger on the inside than on the outside, and just carry everything with me.”

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Rainbow trout

 The cool and wet weather has been very good to our dogwood tree.  DH bought this for me when we were first married and it has thrived!  It just keeps getting bigger and more beautiful.  Symbolic, eh?
 So here's a rainbow trout.  It's made withRed Heart yarn which feels like the plastic pop bottles it's made of, but it was the closest to what I had in mind.  Must search for better rainbows.  Even to buy 5 solid colors and stripe them is hard because even within a single brand, the casts and hues are hard to match. The red, green, yellow and blue may be crayon clear, but the orange and the violet are muddy or gray.  Or the red is too blue.  Or the yellow is too chrome. Or the green is too sage.  I'll have to shop harder.
The lips are made from Benita's all natural dyed yarn.  I had to use something real in it.  It is taking me about 8 hours to knit a fish now.  Just about the time I have memorized the pattern, I'll get bored with it and go haring off onto something else.  Still, DH incoming up with great and challenging ideas for the fish hat.  Can I knit a stingray?


  • At 2:55 PM , Blogger Timothy Young said...

    Beautiful colors.
    How about Hammerhead, flounder, squid, Octopus, Rat fish or a stuffed puffer.

  • At 4:46 PM , Blogger Rose L said...

    He definitely is a rainbow!!!!

  • At 9:46 PM , Anonymous Patricia Lichen said...

    I'm starting to think maybe the fish shouldn't be dead! Maybe big button eyes? Or knitted ones?

  • At 4:25 AM , Anonymous Benita said...

    Ok, this one is my favorite.

    How about a flounder? You know, both eyes are on the side of the head. Or one of those little clown fish like Nemo?

    I'm not helping, am I?

  • At 4:33 AM , Blogger Donna Lee said...

    Did you check out knitpicks Palette? They have a lot of colors. I'm not sure how many of them are the bright ones you want but it's worth taking a look.

    I love the fish hats. They're so much fun.

  • At 12:19 AM , Blogger Maggie said...

    That's hilarious!


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