I have to say i like this one better. the contrast of the roughness in the fish and the sharp lines in the background create a nice grounding for the piece. it's much calmer. the nancy fish has a lot more detail which makes it more apealling. i do like the compsition of the first one a bit better (balance of positive and negative), this one is not as balanced as the godfish is much smaller and the orientation doesn't give the same movement as in the nancy piece. i enjoy the vibrance of your color choices too.
I made this hat for my son today! We needed a photo for our december page in our family calendar, so i thought a cute hat would be a good idea for the photo! I can't remeber how i did it, but it's just hdc and sc. thanks for looking!
yeah i used 2 strands of wool together as well (both worset weight, one fuzzy) and the reccomended hook and they were HUGE! i am a narrow 7, so i took them apart and have started my own pattern.... kind of based on the photos in the book.
thanks! the sleeve were super easy. i jst made them according to the pattern, only a bit longer and without the border, then crocetted a seperate pece of ribbed single crochet and attached it to the botom of the sleeve and it gathered it!