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« on: June 01, 2008 06:22:57 PM »

A friend recently began living alone by the ocean, and I wanted to make him something to keep him company.  OK, well, he's living in his car, so it had to be something that didn't take up a lot of space.  Plus I was out of polyfill.  Also, I am stranded on Martha's Vineyard, there is only one yarn store and the woman who owns it doesn't know the meaning of customer service, so I had to make do with the four skeins that someone sent me-so I used tan Super Saver and pink Sugar 'n' Cream, plus a piece of black wool thread I had left over from a needlepoint project and two buttons from the thrift shop.
He's not exactly huggable due to the flatness.  I worked the body in the round from tip to tail so he'd be a little fatter in the middle, then back and forth on the tail and the fins.
The best part is, after being featured on MySpace for just a day, two people already want to commission me to make them one!
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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2008 06:53:42 PM »

 Grin I love him! You should go to the other island next door and they have better customer service (or at least they used to  Wink).
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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2008 07:26:46 PM »

cute
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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2008 05:37:22 PM »

This is so adorable! And thanks for the hints about how you made it! It'd make a way cute potholder too!

I worked in a seafood restaurant/fish market for 8 years and have a fondness for all things oceanic. So, I may have to make a couple of these...I might try looking for some variegated yarn in a proper flounder-y color to try to mimic their speckled effect...but then I'd have to go all scientific and make the bottom white...which could be a pain...unless I stitched front and back (or top/bottom) as 2 separate pieces...hmmmm...
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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2008 06:39:25 PM »

Yeah, the things I could do with decent yarn!
My friend is on his way over right now, I can't wait to give it to him!
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« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2008 07:37:20 PM »

I bet he'll love it! You'll have to post some action shots if you can get 'em!
Yeah, the things I could do with decent yarn!

And, I didn't mean to imply that you flounder wasn't a proper color! They come in a wide variety of colors. I love the one you made! I just get carried away sometimes Tongue Hope I didn't offend you!
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« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2008 03:12:35 PM »

awwww i love it! great job and i think thats really nice that you made it for your friend living in his car.
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« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2008 01:31:44 PM »

What a great idea!!! And he/she/it is adorable!!!
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« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2008 05:06:42 AM »

I like your flounder!  You also gave me the perfect gift idea for my dad-in-law for father's day.  So thank you!  I'm sure your friend loves him, and loves you for being so thoughtful!  Aww, warm fuzzies..
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« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2008 09:46:15 AM »

So when I picked my friend up he said, "What'd you make me, what'd you make me?!" before we even got back to my house.  When I told him it was a flounder he was a little put off, but when he saw it I don't think he was disappointed.  Especially when I explained that it was flat so as not to take up room in the car.
He said he was expecting slippers.... ?  I don't know why!  But now I have a new project, I guess!
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