I still owed you the finish of UL 8 – it’s no fun using a 1.75 mm crochet hook, things seem to take forever. But now EHUX is finished.

Quite a while ago I visited the local Geological Museum and saw a picture of Emiliania huxleyi, EHUX to her friends. I wondered if it could be possible to make my own little sphere.

After some trial and error I had written my own pattern for the scales which still isn’t perfect and for this reason I’m not going to share it here. A painted styrofoam ball (10 cms/4 ” in diameter) provided the base for the first layer of scales (fifteen pieces), the second layer is made of ten pieces. My first idea was to sew the pieces together, but then I decided to glue them down.

A couple of process pictures –

The next project I’ve drawn is a cross stitch piece, Beyond The Garden Gate, which will also take a little longer to complete, so there will be other projects finished before that one. I’ll post a short introduction soon.

A Walk In The Woods


What do you think about wearing a sculpture?

Something I always wanted to do, I hear you say. No?

Well, I’m not thinking of some sculpture made of stone or metal or wood – that would be a little inconvenient, let alone for the weight of it.

I’m thinking of a knitted sculpture, made of some great yarn. Maybe inspired by one of your favourite topics or experiences or some great memory. Or something you saw somewhere.

Fungi and lichen

Like this branch with the little fungi and lichen on it. – Wait, I’ve got something similar in my stash. Some browns, the leftover yarn from knitting Dave, a green novelty yarn.

Inspired by the SevenCircle neckpiece I made earlier, I knit five rings from different novelty yarns. The flesh coloured sockyarn was perfect for crocheting little fungi. And two strands of perle cotton were the choice for crocheting some lichen.

The finished piece is modelled again by my dear friend George.

A Walk In The Woods, modelled by George

Some inspiration on knitted neckpieces to follow in my next post.