Sunday, June 17, 2012


I've been quiet blog-wise lately, but that's mostly because the most excitement going on has been knitting-related and both of my recent projects have been gifts, so I haven't been able to post about them.

But today was Father's Day and I got to give my dad quite possibly the most ridiculous thing I've ever knitted.

A crawfish.

Knit Crawfish

Isn't that freakin' adorable? I'll admit, I squeed a lot while I was putting the finishing touches on it. SO CUTE. But I do recognize that it easily at least ties (if not beats out) my previously knit adorable absurdity, the Rubber Chicken.


The other recent knitting project I just gifted was a shawl for my mom for her birthday. (Her birthday hasn't hit yet but Dan's got work activities that weekend, so I gave it to her early.) I don't have a good picture of that yet, so hopefully I'll get one I can post soon-ish.

In other knitting news, I've been working on narrowing down my interchangeable needles to find that one perfect set. I've gotten it down to two and hopefully I'll come to a conclusion between the two shortly and I'll post more about it than anyone here wants to read.

In non-knitting news, my garden is growing. I'm having some issues with my butterbeans (the grasshoppers think they are delicious) and the butterbeans, zucchini and squash are all having issues draining. I think I've solved the draining issue by drilling some more holes in the pots and I'm hoping that will make the butterbeans happier so they aren't as vulnerable to the grasshoppers.

The okra and tomatoes are doing good - I have a couple more okra almost ready to harvest, one Marglobe tomato turning a nice orange color, about six Roma tomatoes that are still green but they look happy. Also, my Rutgers tomato plant is finally putting out some blooms as is the slower Marglobe plant. My zucchini aren't really doing anything and the squash are blooming like crazy but, aside from one single female bloom, all of the squash blooms have been male.

At the very least, it looks like we'll have okra and tomatoes this year. Which is pretty yum, so I'll take that!


  1. Is NOT an absurdity, is CUTE, like my chicken!! And very much a difficult job to make him so handsome (*^*)! Fantastical job and inspiration for the father-figure. Love, MIL

    1. It's absurdly cute! Or cutely absurd! Either work, I think! But just like your wonder-chicken - he's just too cute and silly not to love!

  2. LOVE the crawfish. I even told J how cute he was.

    His little beady eyes make me feel bad for eating fish and want to hug them instead!

    1. Aw, yay! I'm glad you like him! And yes, sometimes I feel bad about eating them - the ones at Mudbug this year were small so I kept thinking "Oh no, I'm eating a baby!"