I am still working on the Deep Sea Angler fish. I have finished the body and am now working on the mouth.
I am really enjoying the patterns from Amigurumi Knits. I am making two items from the book and they are both very well written and extremely detailed. There is a lot of terminology in the book I am unfamiliar with but everything has clear photos and easy to follow instructions. I am learning a lot about constructions techniques but knitting these creepy creatures. I am also getting a lot of practice with the kitchener stitch. Every pattern in the book uses it.
I also knit a second tentacle for my Kraken scarf.
Two more to go and then a whole lot of stockinette stitch and then I can start the face.. Kraken scarves are the next new hotness.
I have been drinking a lot of ice coffee lately. In an attempt to save some $, I started making cold brew ice coffee at home. I take 2/3 cups course ground coffee, 3 cups water and combine in a jar and leave on the counter for about 12 hours. Every time I walk by I shake the jar. Filter out the grounds and store the coffee in the refrigerator.
In an attempt to not over or under caffeinate myself I like to drink my ice coffee out of mason jars – they have convenient measurements on them. The problem with this is there is a lot of condensation on the jar. So like any good knitter I knit a jar cozie. I have a lot small bits of hand spun yarn that is only good for small projects, so I dug thru the stash and found some yarn that matches my new mint green Cuppow.
I am still a beginner spinner, and this was stuff I spin when I first started spinning. It is mostly a worsted weight yarn, but ranges from fingering to bulky. It is a wool silk blend dyed with food coloring. I cast on 39 stitches with a US 5 to get a dense fabric. Knit until desired length then cast off.
A lot of blogs have cute weekly themes. Themes like “Finished Object Fridays” or “Start Something Sundays” or “WIP Wednesdays.” I thought for the next few weeks I would have “Sea Monster Sundays.”
This Sunday I have two sea monsters to offer.
This is the remnants of the North Pier on Little Brewster Inland in Boston Harbor. The skeleton of the structure reminds me of a monster.
This is the start of a knitted Deep Sea Angler fish. Terrifying creature from the depths of the ocean, but mine will be cute and squishy.