Tuesday, July 8, 2008

knit goldfish cracker

knit goldfish cracker


I'm easing back into non-olive knitting with something tiny: this goldfish cracker pattern from Kimberly Chapman.

Small as it is, this was actually a challenging thing to knit. I used my US sz 2 dpns for the first time (well, to actually knit something and not to just pick at eyelash yarn from between stitches). I could feel those things flexing as I struggled to knit the tiny stitches. I did use a worsted weight yarn, so that kept the stitches super tight too. The fish measure 1.25 inches from nose to tail, and .75 inches wide at its tail.

I didn't stuff the fish as recommended and left off the smile and eye. In reality I just couldn't get them to look right, but I'll just tell everyone that goldfish crackers didn't have those fancy facial features when I was a kid.

8 comments:

Aunt Kathy said...

I love the goldfish, but I am sure I would be so frustrated trying to knit that, I haven't even dared try the olives yet, lol.

Em-En said...

Thanks Kathy!

I think you should give it a try. Think of it this way, it's so tiny that you would hardly be wasting any yarn if you decided to frog. ;)

superherokaren said...

This great! :)
If I made any of these, my kids would try to eat them. Will have to wait a couple years, or find some time to knit in secret, then mail them to friends before kidlets find them...

Em-En said...

Hi superherokaren!

Oh yes, these aren't really child-safe, too tiny. Secret, late night knitting of goldfish? It makes it sound almost naughty!

Izzy's Mama said...

Simply adorable and finally a goldfish I could love. I am continually maligning the edible variety as an unhealthy snack.

Em-En said...

Definitely healthier izzy's mama.

I hear you on the edible ones. Give me a package and I can't seem to stop eating them.

ana dane said...

this is absolutely adorable. i should be knitting this instead of an entire skirt on size 5 needles. what was i thinking?

Em-En said...

Hi Ana,

*I'm* impressed with your knitting a skirt on sz 5s! I don't think I'd have the patience.

The fishy is a good, instant-gratification kind of project when you need a break from that skirt. ;)