Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Gone Fishin'

There is a nearby fishing spot where the fish appear to be exceptionally high in iron:

Decked out in fishing gear, I woke up at the crack of dawn to see if the fish were biting. It was a lucky day!

I improvised this orange koi from 100% merino wool, which is handwash-only because washing machines deplete the wool's natural oils. And I hear that fish oil is rich in omega-3 acids, which are good for the brain.

I could have used that brain power when choosing boots for this fishing expedition. In this video my girlfriend recorded, you can see how much I underestimated the water level:

Here is a souvenir postcard from my new favourite fishing hole. Wish you were here!


  1. This is officially the biggest amigurumi I've ever seen! It looks as big as a real koi! Very good job!

    I also enjoyed the pictures and the comments. All I needed to start the day: a good laugh! Thanks!

  2. Thanks Sabine! I'm glad the photos and video recorded the size of the koi, or else no one would believe my fish tale ;)

  3. I enjoy your photoshoot videos so much! Your blog always brings a smile to my face.

  4. Thank you, Sharona! It's a joy to bring smiles to visitors of our blogs!

    I loved your latest blog post about your slug nightmares. I have nightmares of sea-creatures, which I'll crochet someday. If our bad dreams can lead to more crafty creations, it's all good! :)

  5. It would probably work better if you didn't tuck your pants into your boots. That way your feet wouldn't get wet. Kinda like ski pants usually go over the boots and not inside the boots. Something to think about for the next time you go fishing cutie.

  6. Thanks, pants outside the boots would have made more sense! Surprisingly, the water felt like arctic ice. Next time, I'll wear pants outside the boots plus a winter coat and crocheted scarves & mittens! ;)

  7. Wow, i am super amazed by your work. This catch is superb, your really bring crochet work to the next level. Love the nose too

  8. Nesa: The catch was dramatic, but that orange fish tasted chewy and poly-fill-ish, for some reason ;) Thanks for the kind words! Your work that you post on your blog is levels above!


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