Shana Tova from CrochetObjet knitting! September is here and that means that the Jewish holidays are just around the corner. Every year around this season, people tell each other the words Shana Tova – Happy New Year in Hebrew! This year more than ever, I wish for us all not just Shana Tova but also to stay closer together.
This week I had three knitting and crochet groups. It was our last meeting before the holiday season and I thought it would be nice to give each of my lovely knitters/ students a little giveaway as a Shana Tova gift from CrochetObjet knitting. I was thinking of a few options and finally decided to drive to the plant nursery. There are three ones very close to where we live, so I wanted to see what I can find there.
Eventually I found these tiny pots and put into each one of them a little tiny cactus. I was very happy with it and so were the girls. It’s a little way for me to say thank you and Shana Tova to these lovely groups of knitters that are coming over, week after week, to learn and knit, to be closer together, here in my studio.
We had three blissful meetings this week and we will meet again after the holidays. I really love and appreciate each and every one of them and feel so grateful for them wanting to come here week after week.
This morning, I was sitting at my desk to write down my weekly blog post, but somehow found myself sitting in front of my computer doing this instead of writing. I was crocheting these fish for quite a few hours. The truth is that I’m still busy crocheting while writing this post. So it’s a moment of multi-tasking that you are being part of.
September is here, get ready with me
SAMMY, my crochet fish pattern is getting ready for next week. What you see here is a sneak peek of what I plan to share as a ‘Shana – Tova’ picture on social media next week. You are the first to know…..
If this is not the first time you see SAMMY the fish, you can probably see that it looks a little different than the original pattern. You are right. I made a few changes because I wanted it to look a little more fancy for the holidays.
There’s a jewish phrase for Rosh Hashanah (the jewish New Year) that says: “May we be the head and not the tail” and fish is one of the holiday’s symbols. So I wanted to play with the fish head a little bit.
I crocheted the first body rounds, up to round 5-6, into BLO (back loop only) so that there are a few rounds with FL (front loops) left on the surface. Then I attached these gold yarns into one of those front loops and made two Single Crochet into each of them for a few rounds. It created this fancy gold chain around Sammy’s head. In this video you can find all the steps on the fish making.
On the second one, I did the same but I crocheted only up to round five, cut the yarn and added a shell stitch using a fingering weight sock yarn to create a shell edge. Please let me know if you would like me to make a little video on how to add the crochet shell edge. I would love to share it if it can help you.
And here I am a few hours later, with an almost ready to publish blog post and with an almost ready crochet fish picture to post on social media next week.
So thanks so much for helping me up. I was having so much fun playing with this pattern. Shana Tova to you all, from my little crochetobjet knitting corner. Thank you so much for keeping me company in this crocheting and writing day. It was a pleasure. xxMo