Monday, May 15, 2017

Jellyfish Inventory

The other day (okay, it was more like a couple months ago), someone made a comment about how many jellyfish I'd made. And I realized that I had no idea what that number was. The vast majority of them have gone to other homes upon my finishing them.

But I had kept records. Could I track down the number? (And, the thought occurred, it might be a good idea to keep a list of them from now on.) So, since I really have nothing interesting to talk about today...

The initial idea came from someone at that farmers market I do from time to time. She showed me some images, and from there I was able to track down the pattern (via One Dog Woof). (This came out just about a year ago. Wow.)

And then I made my first jellyfish...


Shortly thereafter, I made two others...


And then the one that went to Betty...


The lady who bought the first one requested one in purple for herself. Then four others for her granddaughters...


I made three for others at the farmers market, two for Christmas presents, and one for someone family adjacent, none of which I remembered to get pictures of. Then MJ ordered one...


And finally, just a couple weeks ago, the one from my "neighbor" at the last farmers market I did...


That's 17. I've neglected to mention that after Christmas I got bored and made another one in orange. (The purple one in this image is from the second image. I can't recall when I made that middle blue one.)


And that's 19.

Wow. 19.

Anyway, the whole reason that this even came up was because of Anna. She's seeking donations for a Support the Troops Auction for the USO of North Carolina, and I offered to make something. She suggested a jellyfish, and I had the brilliant idea that it should be red, white, and blue.

It's not quite finished yet...


While I was working on this one, I started to wonder, again, how many of these things I'd made. And so, I decided to count them up. This one makes 20.

Oh, by the way, I also started another yellow one. Just because I had the yarn and I was bored one night. It's barely started, but it'll bring my total to 21.

I have this image in my head of my farmers market booth with a line of jellyfish. So, there are going to be more. Eventually. Probably.

24 comments:

  1. Bet you never thought they'd take off like that. Cool that one will be a patriotic red, white, and blue.
    Only your blog post could sport a title like that and still make sense!

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  2. I love my jellyfish. He looks great hanging off one of my bookshelves. A line of them at the farmers market would be very cool. Love that patriotic guy.

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  3. I just love them all. And, wow! 20 of them?! Is that a lot or a little compared to your other projects of equal size?

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  4. wow, soon you'll have enough to populate a whole yarn-ocean!

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  5. Those jellyfish do get around! Very sweet.

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  6. Hi Liz - gosh I thought you were going to give me an inventory of jellyfish ... stingy ones - not hanging ones! They're such fun ... and well done re the red, white and blue ... love it - cheers Hilary

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  7. Hey Liz - Those are so cute. You have been on the ball making Jellyfish! Love the red, white and blue. Great job.

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  8. I think the jellyfish are a big hit! The flag coloured one will look great.

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  9. I'm so excited you're doing one for Anna's auction :D

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    1. I offered to make "something". She requested a jellyfish.

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  10. They are the absolute cutest. I'm sure it'll be a hit at the auction. I hope you share pictures when you're done!

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  11. Lots of cute jellyfish! I like the one you will be donating; that is clever in your color scheme!

    betty

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  12. Your skills and generosity are amazing.

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  13. The jellyfish are a hit! Of course, love the blue one:)

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  14. Red, white and blue is a fun idea for the donation! We did an "under the sea" themed birthday party for my daughter one year. These would have been great for that.

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  15. You just never know what may go viral so congrats on your jellyfish taking off. Now, if they made brown spotted yarn, you could make giraffe patterned jellyfish...yes, I'm still a bit stuck on April the Giraffe. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. There is a brown variegated... Although, I'm just going to have to find a giraffe amigurumi pattern for you.

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