Thursday, July 10, 2008

Seahorses and Crabs abound!

In spite of knitting time being pretty scarce right now, some progress has been made on the Creatures of the Reef shawl:

Creatures First Block

I finally wrestled my way through that first major pattern block, the seahorses and crabs. I can’t wait for the post-blocking pictures, because right now it’s doing That Lace Thing, where you try to tug it out so see the shape, and the minute you let go it shrinks back up. This is about the best picture I could get (seeing as how I have only two hands – if I could just figure out how to take a picture with my toes, this would be much, much easier).

Attempt at Detail

I enjoyed this first bit very much. The pattern was difficult enough to be interesting, but not so difficult that I had to bite back curses or tears. Much.

I’m halfway through the ‘bubble’ pattern that delineates each of the main patterns, and then it’ll be on to the starfish!

…oh no…starfish…Patrick and Spongebob!…lace is FUN? is...well, it's sorta like a...what is fun...let me spell it for ya...

The FUN Song


(Ah, Spongebob. Purveyor of fine brain worms since 1999...)


Unknown said...

Interesting--you're thinking Sponge Bob, and I'm thinking it would be perfect knitting for The Deadliest Catch. Life is different without children at home.

Siercia said...


That accursed song is my husband's favorite song they play on The Playground (kid's radio show around here) and he'll walk around singing it for hours after they do.

Anonymous said...

That's just mean.

Now I'm going to have SpongeBob stuck in my head all day. Mean, I tell you.

Anonymous said...

Could have been worse... could have been The Campfire Song Song.

Anonymous said...

The shawl looks beautiful so far.

Rena said...

Hooray for Sponge Bob!

Judy said...

The shawl is lovely. Can't wait to see it finished.

Anonymous said...

I watch both Spongebob and Deadliest Catch while knitting, but I've never been brave enough to watch them while lace knitting. You go girl.

Oh yeah, and thanks, I too will have F-U-N seared into my brain all day (I didn't even have to watch the video)...if it ever goes out, it will probably be replaced by the Campfire Song Song. Oh well. I'm only knitting socks.

Jen said...

Reads whiterose's comment and shreiks, "Noooooo... not that! I hate the Campfire Song Song!"

The shawl is lovely. :)