Gone Fishin’

My apologies for the radio silence lately, folks! I’ve been spending 13 hour days working on a research boat. I’ve been waking up at 5am, getting to work by 6am, getting back home around 7 pm, and falling asleep before 9pm. Busy busy busy! But it’s a pretty cool job, I’m getting to see a bunch of different sea life, which is neat.

Here are a few of my new favorite fish species:

Scup (image source)
Windowpane flounder (image source)

 
Sea robin (image source)

They’re very colorful and pretty in person. And the sea robin does this neat vibrating/grunting thing you can feel when you hold them. Biology is cool!

Needless to say, I haven’t been making a whole lot of progress on my myriad in-progress knitting projects. However, I did start another pair of my Ribby Holiday Socks pattern to knit during downtime on the boat, and I’ve gotten surprisingly far this week:

STR Mediumweight, colorway On Blueberry Hill

I love how the simple stitch pattern works with variegated/stripey yarns like this. It breaks the colorway up just enough to be noticeable, without looking messy. I foresee many pairs of easy-to-memorize sock patterns in my future with this job…

Now I’m off to catch up on what’s been going on in blogland. I feel so out of touch! Hope all is well with everyone.

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8 thoughts on “Gone Fishin’

  1. ahhh! finally! a blog entry! i've been dreaming about knitting. too busy between working similarly long days and then studying in my spare time. i seriously sometimes just check your blog / look at ravelry for 5 minutes to day dream of a day when i can knit. miss you, lady!

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  2. Very cool socks! I love the color and there is nothing wrong with easy to memorize patterns 🙂
    I loved seeing the fish pictures also, it makes me wish I was better/more interested in biology, because there are so many amazing things involved. I really like the sea robin, he looks like a very cool fish!

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