Friday, July 27, 2012

Roly Poly Fish Heads

The Dead Fish Hat is done!

It is my second finish for the week and I'm pleased to be able to announce it with a post on FO Friday! (I get to participate yay!).

I have to admit that this was a really fun knit. I don't know if it was a combination of short rows then adding in color changes on a whim - THEN changing it up with adding in the fins and forming a tail - it was really a fun knit that didn't get boring at all. In fact - I had a moment where I wanted to work on it rather than the beast-ghan. I have never enjoyed knitting this much... of course, maybe its because I was finishing up crocheting that beast of a blanket.... maybe I was ready for something different.

The hat was supposed to be for DC as part of his birthday present, which would be August 19th.... he'll be 13. *sigh* It started out as a possible Christmas present then I remembered his birthday was only a few weeks away - lucky me!

But in the spirit of who I am and how bad I am with keeping presents until the big day, I finished it... and had it on his head after a quick phone call. I figure I did pretty well - a good 20 minute wait. That could be a world record of me having people wait.

He had it on his head immediately, flip flopping the tail around. It was all I could do to get a photo that wasn't a blur of his face and the flying tail.

So - I think the hat is a big hit.

I'll be honest, there are some spots that I see that I don't like. I see where I messed up and I see that my color changes are totally smooth. I've never had to weave in tails on a piece I worked in the round. I've never done so many color changes before. There are even a few stitches/methods involved that I had never done before (thank you, YouTube) - but in the end, I think his smile is enough to say that he doesn't see them. - its just me being picky ... me noticing my crafting imperfections when in reality, they are undetected by others.

*nom nom nom*

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Tawnee Isner said...

Its a really silly hat. But it looks really awesome. 

Cris said...

 I really thought it was cute and funny too - and he loves it! ... its almost 100 degrees outside and he's wearing it LOL

mary (nauget bluff) said...

Well done..I'm off to find a pattern cuz I have a thing for funny knit hats..and love to wear them..

KimmyS said...

Goodness this hat is brilliant - I would wear it in that  heat too. What an awesome present.

Cris said...

 If you go to my Year of Projects 2 post, I have linked the pattern there (well, the one I used) there are different variations of the pattern.

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Renee said...

Amazing! That hat is practically a work of art :D

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