Saturday, April 25, 2009

Slogging Along

I'm working on Juno Regina from Knitty and it has been an adventure. The charts for the lacy bits were very difficult to follow. I had to rely heavily on assistance from the Ravelry knit-a-long group and after a few painful rips, finally bothered to add lifelines. I'm about 1/4 way through the long bit in the middle, it's a lovely zen exercise.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Grape Fizz

I've always wanted to take a picture of the surfer statue wearing a scarf. I decided to give it a shot yesterday with this scarf I just finished for myself. It's Cherry Fizz from the spring edition of Twist Collective. As it turns out, the statue is waaaaay taller than I thought. I attribute this to the fact that I usually drive by it rather than walk by, because I am an inferior Santa Cruzian. Anyway, The best I could do is wrap it around his feet.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Delta Force: Gavialis gangeticus

This little guy is made for the crocodilian lover of the Koch lab who uses stable isotopes to learn about the life habits of said reptiles, both living and fossilized. This fine fibre specimen of Gavialis gangeticus sports the trademark narrow and elongated snout that makes the gharial so easy to spot.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Spring has Sprung

Bad for the allergies, but it makes for good blog titles I suppose. I dyed ~1800 yards of lace weight yarn the other night. It's going to be a nightmare to wind it.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Delta Force: Caliche Nodule

Not every member of the delta force works with animals... perhaps they thought they were immune. Not bloody likely. This friendly little soil carbonate nodule is waiting to be crushed and analyzed. Wearing the latest in specimen collection bag chic, he has been working out feverishly to rid himself of those pesky clumpy isotopes. Wouldn't want Katie to find detectable levels... cheeky monkey.