Saturday, March 18, 2006

sock fun

the two most recent pairs of socks I knitted... I learned "fair isle" to do the chili peppers - awesome.

signs of life in the fig twig (pool cue)

this made me very very happy - look at all the exciting buds!

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

A little garlic and butter?

Well, I heard about this on the radio a couple of weeks ago, and I was pretty amused until I finally came across a photo (who knew it would be as simple as the google search "blond lobster"). Isn't nature fascinating? Why would a lobster-esque creature from the deep sea need/evolve hair? I love that it's blind and albino too, really that takes the cake. Naturally being blind at such great depth in the black ocean is no less of an advantage than having functional eyes (this character barely has an eye membrane apparently), but what advantage does the hair serve? Feelers? What about the albino-ness? Would it not be more visible to predators? I have no idea. I'm not a biologist, but I imagine a side of grilled asparagus and new red potatoes would be perfect.

Friday, March 03, 2006

The Final Four

Glassblowing is over, and while it was once of the awesomest things I've ever done, I can't recall ever sweating as much as I did while operating in front of that glass furnace...

Amazingly enough, the four glasses that I ended up producing ended up being 2 and 2 of almost exactly the same size!