Thursday, August 14, 2008

Blobfish, Blobfish Everywhere, and Not a Drop to Drink!

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:


Hooray!


6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love the Blobfish Daniel, well done! Are you going to release a pattern for it soon? LIke the golf ball idea in this instance.

Faye

Daniel Yuhas said...

Thanks, Faye! The blobfish was pretty freeform, but I may do another one and write up the pattern soon. I'm definitely getting inspired by the oceans lately! And one of these days I'll do the grub pattern, too...

Connie said...

Daniel - blobfish are awesome! what barter arrangement would you be open to for making a cover for my compost box (& it spells out COMPOST in contrast color on front)?
xoxo
connie

knithound brooklyn said...

I love your blobfish! He looks almost like the real thing.

Nicole said...

thats so cute, yet so repulsive at the same time!

Erin said...

AHHHH haahahahaha.
I totally just googled Blobfish, coz I love them, and I'm bored, and I wanted to marvel at the snotty fishy weirdness that they are.
And then I saw YOUR TOY! best.toy.ever.

Please make one for me.