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 →

Vampire Squid “Mermaid Blanket” Finished!!!

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 →

Unplugged Day

Today our local internet company was doing some work in our neighborhood which meant I had no internet all day. That in turn meant I had to take the day off of work. I thought I might spend the day relaxing and knitting, but instead I spent it cleaning and rearranging my office space. This... Continue Reading →

Leftover Coaster

I wanted to use the last scraps of leftover yarn to get them out of my stash, so I made this. It's the mini version of the dishcloth. I accidentally made one too many repeats, but it turned out ok anyway. It has character, and it will be a perfectly fine coaster. Now that I... Continue Reading →

Fishy Bag

For reasons that nobody can explain, I decided to make this fish bag this weekend instead of working on my skulls bag. It's super cute and I have no idea what I'm going to do with it yet. It was a very quick and easy project though! (Pattern here if you want to try it... Continue Reading →

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 →

Day 290: Joining

Today I finished joining the row I started yesterday. I was working with everything on my lap, and I can tell I'm getting close to the end because it is getting so heavy!

Day 289: Half joined

Today I stitched together half of one row. I need more light and clear space to join than I do to make individual fish, so I can't just mindlessly do it in front of the TV. Still, half a row isn't bad, and I should be on track to get all of the horizontal joining... Continue Reading →

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