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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
Ok folks, this is hands down the most insane thing I have ever created. You've heard me talk about my "red blanket of doom", but I didn't post many photos of it. The truth is I was keeping it a secret until it was finished because the idea is so ridiculous and I wasn't sure... Continue Reading →
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.
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 →
I finally finished all the joining on my fish blanket! I only had a small ball of white left when I started the last join, and I decided to play "yarn chicken" and see if it would last for the whole row. It did, just barely. The little tangle of white yarn at the top... Continue Reading →
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.
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 →