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Fish Collar for my cat, Penny!

Posted by toriem on 2006.08.12 at 00:43
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Well I'm trying to update more regularly. I made this a couple of weeks ago. It's not very pratical as a collar, but it was still fun to try it on him. I used Red Heart Super Saver [Pale Yellow] for the fish and Caron Simply Soft [White] for the collar so it would be nice and soft for Penny. But I think next time, I would make the collar a different color so that it stands out more!

You can't really see in the pics, but I made these 3 little bands on the white collar so that it could be tightened or loosened by pulling through to the other side. The collar was done simply in 1 sc all across. For the fish pendent, I freeformed until I got the shape I wanted.

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Just the fish wrapped around him and his collar before I made his white one.

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It's a bit big on this dog :p

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Pretty cute on Kero

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Best on Penny

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Penny stares longingly at the outside world...

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some close-up action

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All tuckered out.


elena99 at 2006-08-12 11:42 (UTC) (Tour)
It's cute. :) Though I agree, another colour would be nice. Maybe a light blue, to contrast with her orange/brown colouring? If you make another one, I mean.
elena99 at 2006-08-12 11:45 (UTC) (Tour)
*his* colouring, I mean.
toriem at 2006-08-12 20:57 (UTC) (Tour)
ooh I love R.O.D! Yeah light blue would be nice, it would be like the fishy was swimming along in the sea ;)
haptotrope at 2006-08-12 12:37 (UTC) (Tour)
maybe crochet on a "breakaway" collar clasp, so that if she gets caught on something it doesn't hurt her.

but cute!
toriem at 2006-08-12 20:59 (UTC) (Tour)
The collar isn't very tight. It doesn't stay on him for very long! I think when he scratches himself, he just gets it over his head.
vampiresetsuna at 2006-08-12 16:00 (UTC) (Tour)
Awww, pretty kitty!!! It looks like a nice collar. My kitties won't hardly suffer wearing one. =P Though, it would be awseome if you could work out a way to get their ID information onto the fish tag?
toriem at 2006-08-12 21:01 (UTC) (Tour)
Yeah I think my cat doesn't like collars either. But he's had one for so long, I think he looks naked now w/o it. To me, he just doesn't look as cute. Well, maybe if I made the collar from a different yarn, maybe something sturdier, I could do that! Because as of now, the collar is pretty temporary - just for photo shoots I guess! ;)
agentaeonfiux at 2006-08-12 18:57 (UTC) (Tour)
So cute! The fishy needs a black eyeball! hehe...i agree, it looks best on Penny :)
toriem at 2006-08-12 21:02 (UTC) (Tour)
Black eyeball would be fun. I was actually thinking of making it more dangly, the fish hanging from its head, but eventually decided with sideways. i was inspired from the Studio Ghibli movie, The Cat Returns!
gosh_mel at 2006-08-12 19:31 (UTC) (Tour)
Beautiful cat! The sleeping pic is cute :) Collar looks comfy :)
toriem at 2006-08-12 21:04 (UTC) (Tour)
Thank you! I think Penny is pretty cute myself. I can't pass by w/o going to him and hugging him. My whole family is like that! He's actually a stray too. But he's probably like, "Why can't these people leave me alone!"
♫ Malissa ☆ Suchen ein ♫
cest_la_vie at 2006-08-13 00:30 (UTC) (Tour)
That is really cute.
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