3. Insert hook again through both fish with wrong side together. Notice how I am inserting once between each "lump." Each fish should have an equal number of "lumps" so if you use the "lumps" as a guide your fish should match up perfectly.
4. Yarn-over and pull your seaming yarn through both fish - 2 loops on hook.
5. Yarn-over and pull through both loops
6. 1 loop remains on the hook
7. Repeat steps 3 through 6 until you reach the end of your fish AND CONTINUE without cutting your seaming yarn. This is how your fish rows will look.
Finally, single crochet around the entire blanket and then, if desired, do a row of double crochet. To allow for ease you may want to do a few extra single crochets at the four corners and the rounded edges of the fish. More pictures of this to follow.
Please leave a comment if you have any questions and I will get back to you!
Holy stress case, this has to be some kind of torture. One by one each of my friends has called while having a panic/stress breakdown. I've had at least 25. How did I avoid one tonight? I baked these delicious homemade oreo cookies. Recipe from the Smitten Kitchen's website.
I'm panicking now while watching a criminal procedure video, but the baking worked for a short time.
Oh smitten kitchen, how you inspired me today…
Mom: “I am not pleased with my vegetable intake”
Me: “You must see what the Smitten Kitchen made, hold on I’ll get my computer”
Mom: “that’s beautiful”
Six hours later Mom goes to grocery store, upon her return
Mom: “Can you make that ratatouille for me now?”
Me: “grrr, no, snap, study, snap, snap, ”
Thirty minutes later we have this for dinner:
Note that this lovely creation follows this morning's delicious carrot & banana bread. Eat that, bar examiners!
I cannot seam and read at the same time, I can only knit and read. Consequently I'm facing a boat-load of seaming after I finish the bar exam next week. I'm so excited for this nightmare to be over...I can't wait to stop studying! Here are a few of the projects waiting for me:
Fish, lots and lots of Fish
The loaves didn't rise as high as I would have liked, but the results were delicious. When I measured my carrots I packed the measuring cup tightly. I think if I measured the carrots "loosely" then the batter would not have been as heavy and the loaves would have risen higher.
- 1 large over-ripe banana mushed in a 2cup Pyrex measuring cup
- Shredded carrots with the moisture squeezed out added to the bananas to make 2 cups - see the note above about measuring "loosely"
- 3 cups flour
- 1t salt
- 1t baking powder
- 1/4t baking soda
- 2t cinnamon
- 3 eggs
- 2 cups sugar
- 2T oil
- 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce (I use one snack-pack size container)
- 1t vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1-1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped walnuts
Mix all the wet ingredients & sugar together. Add the bananas & carrots, mix well. Then add the dry ingredients in 2 or 3 batches, mixing to incorporate after each. Finally add the chopped walnuts.
Pour into two greased 8 1/2 x 5 pans
Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes until a toothpick tester is dry
This is really good served with a little cream cheese on top. Yum!