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.