Monday, July 23, 2007

Cold Fish

We don't have A/C here in New Jersey.

It doesn't get Texas-hot here, but it's not Alaskan "hot" either.

So there are nights where I wish we could crank up the A/C. In the throes of a heat wave a few weeks ago, I started snuggling up with a bottle of frozen water wrapped in a dishtowel to keep cool when I slept.

But then I thought--why not knit a cozy for my frozen bottle of water? People knit covers for hot water bottles. Why not frozen water bottles?

Therefore, I give you "Cold Fish" (All photos taken by Chunky)

Step 1: Take your bottle of frozen water out of the freezer. Grab your fishskin.


Step 2: Stuff yer fish!


Step 3: Snap up the fish's mouth, snuggle up and enjoy!


I slept with my Cold Fish last night. No, it wasn't 90 degrees last night, but the Cold Fish also does wonders to soothe a sunburn I got driving to the Jersey Shore with Chunky and Dr. Mad Scientist Sunday.



Blogger Wendy said...

What an awesome idea! But seriously, you should remove this post, patent the idea, find a marketing agent, and sell them. You could have yourself a nice little cottage industry and make a few bucks working from home as the CEO of Cold Fish, Inc.

6:36 AM  
Anonymous Emilee said...


Chunky is a great little photographer, too!

7:48 AM  
Blogger LilKnitter said...

That's adorable! And wise. I like it. :)

7:55 AM  
Blogger maryannlucy said...

Love that fish! Now just to have the weather to use one.

8:48 AM  
Blogger Tactless Wonder said...

If you don't follow Wendy's advice, write up the pattern and put it up for sale! It's a fabulous idea! Get a patent! Once you make your first million you can get someone to make silicone shaped fish to put into the fishbags!

Okay, maybe that goes a bit far...

It is a very cool idea though.

9:07 AM  
Blogger Starfish said...

If you don't sell this pattern (you should) you need to submit this to knitty with some snarky little description. Do it! It's awesome!

9:22 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

Great fish, and totally worthy of submission. Why not? They've published a uterus, right?

9:28 AM  
Blogger Penny Karma said...

You're fookin brilliant.

9:28 AM  
Anonymous Knit Mongrel said...

Chunky didn't cut off your head in any of the pictures - kickass!

9:32 AM  
Blogger The Fluffy Ewe said...

Leave it to an Alaskan girl to make a fish cozy for a frozen water bottle! I love it! You are a creative girl, Bezz!

Def. write up the pattern and offer it for sale. :)

10:25 AM  
Blogger Macoco said...

Cool idea - I love the picture of the fish swallowing the bottle.

10:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alrighty! That looks like something you would find in an AK gift shop I am with everyone else get that idea patented and sell it! As for your photographer Give him a squeeze from me! Love, Mom

10:47 AM  
Anonymous Melissa said...

Hey, Bezzie. Nice fish.

My blog exploded. You can find me over here now, rocking back and forth and muttering.

11:00 AM  
Blogger Amysatx said...

Sleeping with the fishes-heh! Seriously, great idea!! Chunky did an awesome job taking the photos too!

11:12 AM  
Blogger The Curly Knitter said...

That's a great idea! And Chunky did a great job with the photos too!

11:18 AM  
Anonymous Kathy said...

Yes, what Wendy said.
Also, Bez, you are so pretty!

11:19 AM  
Blogger buttercup said...

Definitely pull the post and submit the pattern for publication! So 'effin smart!

You totally need to slather up before you get in the car for a road trip down the shore. If you hit traffic you get toasted.

12:01 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

You're really cute, you know that?

Awesome fish!

12:38 PM  
Blogger IrishgirlieKnits & PashyKnits said...

You have the best ideas!! I love Cold fish! He is freakin' adorable too!

1:01 PM  
Blogger Mikaela said...

That is brilliant :) I don't have A/C either.

You might like this article:
Here’s the link to that article I was telling you about:

“The heat comes in and slows things. It comes in through the window where the ice tea sits brewing in the sun. There's a dog panting somewhere, behind the couch. For coolness, you'd drape yourself over the thick limb of a purple beech tree, or slide an ice cube back and forth across your forehead.”

1:35 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

fish cozy! Ha! I love it....Who'd a thunk a fish could be cozy?

1:46 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

That is awesome!!!

5:18 PM  
Blogger T. Budnik said...

Cool fish. Literally and metaphorically.

Great photographer, too.


7:38 PM  
Blogger Ina said...

Brilliant! Love that fish! Pattern write up, please.

9:49 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...


Don't forget to tie a wet bandanna on your head to stay cool. That one really works, but you need to refresh the bandanna every so often.

11:01 PM  
Blogger cpurl17 said...

That's fabulous!

I would like a school of those Bad Boys

11:04 PM  
Blogger Stacie said...

nice pics Chunky! great idea, and you are too cute, you bespecticaled babe! (i too wear glasses) you are such a muppet, and i mean that as the highest completment possible! ;D!

11:08 PM  
Blogger Rebel said...

That's awesome! I could totally use a cold fish when it gets hot here... of course that's pretty rare these days. But I love the idea - zuma

12:01 AM  
Blogger Rebel said...

Bezzie - you gotta at least put these on Esty - Cold Fishes for Hot Flashes! - zuma

12:03 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

That's awesome. You totally need to submit this to Knitty!

6:53 AM  
Blogger Zonda said...

Ha! I love it!! You are so brilliant! I also like the cold fishes for hot mamma's idea too!

12:13 PM  
Blogger Alisha said...

Love your cold fish!!!

6:46 AM  
Blogger Alisha said...

Love your cold fish!!!

6:47 AM  
Blogger Alisha said...

What the heck double posts...I think I did this here last

6:48 AM  
Blogger Rain said...

That rocks, what a fabulous idea. I say go for life writing up the pattern too. I'd make one, my room is next to the water heater cupboard and is near tropical all year round.

1:15 PM  
Blogger weezalana said...

There's nothin' like snugglin' up to a nice, cold fish to make your night a little sweeter! Wait, that didn't come out right...

Love it!

5:08 PM  

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