I asked my friend Tamara, who does design-ey things for a living, to make me a logo for my new web site. In return, she asked me to knit her a blobfish. Blobfish are globby, gross fish that live in the deep waters off of Australia and New Zealand, and they don’t have any muscles – their gooey flesh is a little bit lighter than water, so they don’t sink. They look like this:
(send your own blobfish e-card at oceana.org)
Here’s the blobfish I made for her – I wanted it to be totally understuffed, so it’s filled it with ping pong balls instead of fluff. And it’s all in reverse stockinette stitch, ’cause sometimes the ugly side of knitting gives me the heebie jeebies. It’ll also make a decent, though kinda fragile, bath toy, since the ping pong balls will make it float!
and here it is again in its new home on Tamara’s bookshelf: