Friday, June 04, 2010

Tropical Bath Fish

After making the Bath Fish in January, McKay suggested I make a more 3-dimensional bath toy. After some thought, we decided on using ping pong balls for the shape. Ping pong balls don't have holes, so you don't have to worry about water getting inside and mold growing. I haven't tried it yet, but I'm pretty sure you can put these little fish in the washer if you are worried about the yarn being wet and gross.

I made 5 Tropical Bath Fish total.

Yarn: Peaches & Creme in Fiesta. The odd one out is in Gumdrop.
Needles: Size 3 (3.25 mm) double pointed needles.

The body is worked in the round starting at the mouth of the fish. When you get over halfway done, you put the ping pong ball inside the fish and close it up and knit the tail flat. Fins are added at the end.

They float in the bath, but because of the dorsal fin, they kind of tip over. McKay doesn't like that and thinks I should add some sort of weight, but Margaret doesn't seem to care when she plays with them.

I'm making up a pattern for them that will be available on Ravelry either tonight or tomorrow. The pattern will be under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License.

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