Thursday, 7 June 2012

Goldfish in a Lightbulb - At Last!

Finally, thanks to the half term break, a goldfish in a lightbulb is ready for sale!
He has been knitted in an orange and lime-green varigated crochet yarn, with tiny orange sequins sewn on to his body.
His eyes are safety back glass.
The two different kinds of weeds have been crocheted and knitted from green crochet cotton.
It took me over an hour and a half to get him satisfactorily arranged and secured inside the bulb - stuffing him into it was the easy part, getting the wires of the three components sorted and stable was another matter.  However, just before I was ready to chuck it across the room, it all came together and by this morning the clay was dry and hard and the whole thing ready to be mounted into the wooden base.

This will be in my Etsy shop later today - first come, first served!
I knitted this little Angel Fish last night, the varigations in the crochet cotton making exactly the right stripes - more by luck than judgement!  He's a bit big to go inside a lightbulb, but a few of them might look good on a mobile....

1 comment:

Magpie Magic said...

Cute! :-) Worth all the hard work and sore fingers (I bet you did have sore fingers from trying to stuff the wires in there...) xoxo