Vampire Squid Blanket Pattern

I’m an Oceanographer, and although I don’t study squid, I do love them very much. The vampire squid (Vampyroteuthis infernalis) is one of my favorite sea creatures. Maybe it says something about me, but when I saw people making mermaid tail blankets, my first thought was "I want that, but as a weird deep sea... Continue Reading →

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Pan Protector finished!

It's not the prettiest thing I've ever made, but it is definitely useful! I ran out of the red as I was doing the edging, and decided to just carry on with some variegated yarn. I'm not concerned about how it looks since it will be doing its job in the darkness of our cabinets... Continue Reading →

Pan Protector started

We had a set of pan protectors that we purchased a while ago, but they've started falling apart. I decided to try to replace some with this crocheted version. It gives me a replacement without having to buy anything new, and it uses up some of my giant supply of cotton yarn. Win-win!

Hex Blanket progress (3)

I've been slowly joining hexes and have now completed another full round. There are now 37 hexes at least partially joined into the blanket. I've got another 59 hexes made and still waiting to be joined. I think I need to make another 30ish hexes for a throw. My initial plan was to make this... Continue Reading →

Hex Blanket progress (2)

I've spent a little time setting up the next round of joining for the blanket, and I've crocheted a few new hexes as well. Four different colors of yarn have been completely used up so far, and I'm close to finishing off a fifth. I have no idea if the yarn I've chosen for my... Continue Reading →

Sweater Swatch Hat progress

This hat is coming along nicely. It looks like my gauge might be a little off for the sweater, but we will see how that changes once it has been washed and blocked. I really like the fabric this combination of yarn and needles is making so I don't want to mess with it too... Continue Reading →

Fangorn Forest Socks progress

I haven't been working on these as much as I would like, but I'm still making steady progress. My multiple hat cast ons were too distracting. I am excited to dig back into these more over the weekend. They're just about ready for the heel flap according to the pattern, but I might add a... Continue Reading →

Sweater Swatch Hat started

I seem to be trying to motor through all of my goals for January right out of the gate. I was getting everything together to start swatching for the sweater I have planned, and got a bit of inspiration. One of the knitting podcasts I watch, Sweet Tea No Shade, gave the suggestion of making... Continue Reading →

Waffle Hat

One of my goals for this month was to make a hat, and I managed to check it off the list in one day. I started this hat in the morning on New Year's Day, and managed to finish and weave in the ends before midnight that night. It was not a bad way to... Continue Reading →

January 2021 Goals

I can't believe it's 2021. Back in March it felt like 2020 would never end. By the end of the year it felt like a blur of identical days of telework. My hope is that 2021 will be a much better year. Completed in December: Dad Socks - knitScrappy Holidays Throw - crochetFive Christmas Balls... Continue Reading →

Hex Blanket progress

I'm nowhere near finished making hexagons for this blanket, but I decided to start joining some anyway. There's a ton of ends to weave in so I'm glad to get started and try to mix it up with making the hexes. I started with the white hex in the middle and did a single crochet... Continue Reading →

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