Wednesday, February 15, 2012

More fish blanket news!

Howdy, friends and neighbors! Lots of exciting stuff to share with you today.

It's extra special to get a card created by the artist herself. Lia Schapendonk from The Netherlands sent me this one.

Don't you love it? Lisa has a website where you can see more of her work.

Here's another card from The Netherlands. This one shows Pim and Pom, two famous cats who are much loved by Dutch children. There is a short YouTube episode of their adventures, so you can see them in action.

From Yoshiko in Osaka, Japan, here is "Inner Scene of Kabuki Theatre" by Kunisada Ichiyosai (1785-1864). It looks like quite a lively night at the theatre.

OK, I know you're all anxious to hear the latest fish blanket news. Thanks to Dany in Germany, I now have some work-in-progress photos so you see how one itty-bitty fish can turn into a beautiful blanket.

First of all, knit hundreds of these little fish.

When you have enough of them, start joining them together in strips. 

Keep doing this for years and years and years, and eventually you will end up with a beautiful blanket like this.

This last photo comes from the "Eat, Knit, Love...." blog where someone has actually finished one of these blankets. You can read more about it and see other photos. (That's a lot easier than trying to make one of these yourself.) Dany is still working on her blanket, so I hope to post a picture of her finished project some day.......

Today's Words of Wisdom

Don't worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older it will avoid you.

--- Winston Churchill

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