Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Fish & Family

Here are the first fish for the knitted aquarium - all my own designs once again as any patterns I have are far too large.  The goldfish here are roughly one and a half inches long and cute as a button - I want to knit lots of them and have them hanging from a mobile!  The aquarium itself is on it's way - I have cut out a suitable box for the base and prepared the bottom and sides of the actual tank from foamboard.  Now I need to get knitting to cover them all and also figure out a way to keep the pieces of tank together as there will not be any actual glass or even cellophane to anchor them - reflections when filming are bad!

Considering what an arty family I come from, it always surprises me that so few of the younger members have inherited any artistic ability.  However, my niece in Athens, Greece, is a talented jewellery maker and has finally (after over a year of badgering her) opened a shop on Etsy.  It's very new with not much in there at the moment as she is still uploading all her photographs, but it's worth taking a look.  Inspired Life is the name, keep an eye on it...

5 comments:

fhiona galloway said...

a knitted aquarium?
Your nieces site has some cute stuff there :0))

WendyCarole said...

Love your fish. Will check out your niece's site.

Magpie Magic said...

LOL They're cute. Can't wait to see what you do with the aquarium. Your conundrums always make me wonder what I'd do... You could use wire on the top to hold the sides together.xoxo

Liz said...

Would you be willing to share the pattern for the goldfish? They're so adorable, my best friend would love it if I made her one for Christmas!

Caroline B said...

Sorry Liz, this pattern remains a secret as the fish are being used in an animated film.
Caroline