Friday, May 13, 2016

The Goldfish Socks are Finished!

Hello !
The goldfish socks are finished. 
They are swimming and their fins are waving in the water.

We had many goldfish in our day.
Our town filled the local pool with goldfish on closing day and there was a mad splash to catch yours and bring it home.

The key lied in putting it immediately into unchlorinated room temp tap water. 

Many a fish lived to the ripe old age of 9. 
Many died the day after the pool catch. 

They ALL got a proper burial . 
We stood in front of the toilet, saluted and flushed. 

Only Fred Rogers could handle it better. 
And he did. 
His show on your fish dying was a thing of beauty. 


Tired Teacher said...

What a fun idea for the swimmers, but the fish would probably have a different opinion.

I have several gold fish as a child. Getting the water to the right temperature after cleaning the bowl was a big challenge.

Kim in Oregon said...

Great socks! Love the colors. I never had goldfish!

Wooly Cakes and Wooden Spoons said...

I like the quirkiness of these socks.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

I too have had lots of goldfish - they can get quite large with adequate tanks!

Anonymous said...

We only had one goldfish and it wasn't as cute as your socks.

Stephen won the goldfish by throwing a ping pong ball into the fish's bowl. Who knew the kid had aim. He named it Tuna Dinner -------------at least that is what it sounded like. He had a speech impediment as a kid. Could have meant something else, but that's what we called him.

Delighted Hands said...

I loved having my many goldfish through the years! Pretty socks!

Teresa Kasner said...

Your socks turned out great.. now we need a photo of you modeling them! I've had my share of goldfish too. Poor guys going into that big chlorinated pool! I'm enjoying our Koi and two goldfish in our pond. Have a super weekend! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Araignee said...

Adorable socks!!! I've had plenty of goldfish in my time and they lived forever. Some got big enough to eat but I liked the pretty ones with the fluffy fins best.

Katherine said...

Cutest socks I've ever seen!

I loved Mr. Rodgers, but even he couldn't help me with my fish problem. Every goldfish I ever had died a mysterious death. I would care for them according to instructions and within a few days I would find fishy floating on his/her side and they weren't doing the side stroke. It's safe to say I was death on goldfish! I love the fish in the pool idea though.

The Well Fed Wheel said...

Cute socks. Mr. Rogers was simply the best. My kids loved him!

Janet said...

Very cute socks!

Caffeine Girl said...

These came out so cute!
Mr. Rogers. I never quite believed he was real.
I had a goldfish when I was very young. I named it Goldie. I have have been great at naming pets!

Mereknits said...

I had three goldfish when I was little, a rare gift from my brother. They were in a bowl that hung from a macrame holder, I loved it. One fish lived for three years.
Hugs and love the socks.

karen said...

Love your socks and love mr Rogers immensely I grew up with him!!

Amy at love made my home said...

They are fantastic!!!

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