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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Fluff Nugget progress (6)

It is nice switching back and forth between the fingering weight hat and this worsted weight cardigan. They feel like they are both progressing nicely, but this project is so much bigger. This one does feel like it should be going faster than it is, though. I think the brioche is what's doing that, since... Continue Reading →

Musselburgh Hat started

I have really been enjoying the Needles at the Ready podcast for a while now. Recently Kevin has decided to try his hand at yarn dying, and I was lucky enough to snag some of his yarn during a recent shop update. I wanted to choose a project for it that would be simple and... Continue Reading →

Fluff Nugget progress (5)

My cardigan took a back seat for a week while I was speeding through my rainbow socks. Now I can get back into the groove of brioche knitting again. I appreciate having larger projects that I can go back to, knowing that it is not going to be done quickly. I felt a bit of... Continue Reading →

Rainbow Connection Socks finished!!

They're done! This is by far the fastest I've ever completed a pair of socks. It's absolutely amazing to me that it only took a week. Plus, I completely love the way they turned out. They're a little bit tight due to the slip stitch pattern, but the final effect is so cool. The pattern... Continue Reading →

Rainbow Connection Socks progress

I've been zooming through this pair of rainbow socks. The heels and gussets are already done and I'm partway through the foot. If I can get them finished by tomorrow it will be the first time I've ever knit a pair of socks in one week. Even if I don't get them done that quickly,... Continue Reading →

Hex Blanket progress (7)

It was cool enough over the long weekend that I actually felt like working on my blanket for a little while. I didn't get much joining done, but I did get the entire next round of hexes laid out and held in place with stitch markers. I also did some weaving of ends, but there's... Continue Reading →

Rainbow Connection Socks started!

I started these on Tuesday. They will be my combination Pride and Summer Sock Camp project for this month. I really like switching back and forth between vanilla socks and patterned socks. Vanilla socks are soothing and quick, but I get really bored of them by the time I'm finished. Patterned socks are fun and... Continue Reading →

Mystic Topaz Socks!!

Remember when I said I was trying really hard not to cast on socks before June? Yeah, I failed. I decided to challenge myself to see if I could finish these in less than two weeks, and I succeeded. These got finished up over the long weekend. I used some really decadent merino-cashmere-nylon yarn from... Continue Reading →

June 2021 Goals

How is it June already? How do I stay motivated to knit cozy things when it gets so hot out? Completed in May: Bread and Scones - bakingAcorns Socks - knitDelightful Dishcloth - knitReversible Mood Octopus - crochetMystic Topaz Socks - knit Current WIPs: Wingspan - knitHexagon Blanket - crochetFluff Nugget Cardigan - knit May... Continue Reading →

Mood Octopus progress (5)

All of the crochet on this project is finished! I got the last few arms done today, so now I have the whole weekend to get everything sewn together and add the finishing details. Every time I make an octopus I complain about having to make 8 arms. With this one I had to make... Continue Reading →

Mood Octopus progress (4)

I've added a few more adorable tiny octopus arms today. At this rate I might actually get some knitting done on my cardigan this week too. The deeper I get into this project the more I realize how daunting the amount of sewing involved actually is. Still, I won't let that keep me from enjoying... Continue Reading →

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