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Fredde the Fish is an awesome pattern. I've made only a few minor changes, all in the fins. I taper my top fin a lot more, and it is a lot longer than the original pattern. But that's really the only change I've made.
This was my first fish, made with leftover (neon!) yarn. I like the colors, though, and think it works. He's modeling out in the backyard, in a time long ago when there was a bright glowing thing in the sky (this is being written after the winter of '09-'10, where we did not see sun for something like 6 weeks straight, so, yes, I'm a little cranky about it).
Then I made some out of sport weight yarn, which resulted in a much smaller (and more muted) fish.
Then I decided to try to use up some leftover boucle yarn... Let me just say that while I can handle (though I do not like) knitting with boucle yarn, it is decidedly annoying and difficult to crochet with. The stitches are very hard to see, and you have to find them by feel. And with the uneven boucle, that can be hard for even an experienced crocheter... which I am not. I've never met anyone who loved crocheting with boucle. Anyway, despite my best attempts to keep the correct count, I ended up with goiter-fish. Who actually looks kind cute, in a weird deep-sea creature sort of way. And he apparently made a great neckrest/pillow on a car trip, so the giftee reported.
I will undoubtedly be making more of these, with some more variations and in different sizes, for my super-secret project #86,727,265, which I will get to in approximately 3,824 years.