The hexagons are taking over

When I brought back this desk from the other house I planned to use it for my work laptop. That way I could have better separation of my "work office" and my leisure space. As you can see, I've managed to cover the desk in crochet instead. I've finished nearly 60 hexagons, plus a dozen... Continue Reading →

Hexagon Ends

I made a few new hexagons over the weekend for my blanket. More importantly, I spent a bunch of time last week and this weekend weaving in ends for the hexes I already made. I still have about a dozen that need their ends woven in, but at least the pile of neat, finished hexes... Continue Reading →


I am over here steadfastly trying to fill my life with small things that bring me joy right now. That means lots of hexes for this blanket. My plan to use up some stash on this project is already paying off, as I've finished the skein of grey and most of the navy blue already.... Continue Reading →

Hexagon Blanket started

The last few times I have visited my Dad I've noticed some of the afghans laying around his house. They were all made sometime in the 1980's, by my great-aunts from Michigan. I remember my Mom used to buy huge quantities of cheap acrylic yarn in eye-searing colors and send it up to them, and... Continue Reading →

Ripple Lapghan

My recent introduction to tunisian crochet had me eager to try more. I actually started this a few weeks ago and have only been adding a row or two each time I pick it up. It will be a long term project this way, but it is letting me continue to practice this technique. I've... Continue Reading →

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 →

Red blanket progress

It's been months since I worked on my red blanket. I decided to work on a few rows tonight because I wanted to crochet and wasn't ready to start a new project. Maybe I can finish it over the xmas break.

Day 319: Back with a blanket!

I'm back! The worst of my emergency situation is passed, and life is slowly settling back down to normal. I decided to call this day 319 instead of 309 because I did actually work on my creative projects every day during my hiatus. I just didn't have the energy to photograph and post things here.... Continue Reading →

Day 299: Blanket progress

We got a window AC and got it installed in my office! It made it cool enough to actually get back to work on my fish blanket. I got some joining done, plus I did a bunch of weaving in of ends. Not the most glamorous work but it will save me some pain later.

Day 292: Vertical joins!

I finished joining all the rows of fish. That means it is time to start vertically joining the columns together. I only got about half of one vertical join done today. That's because I decided to be smart and spend some time weaving in a few of the loose ends. It's no fun but it's... Continue Reading →

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