Category Archives: Craft

knitted stegosaurus

I do a heck of a lot of knitting, most of it not really suited for a work blog. But I feel this is legitimate science and paleontology and…oh, cmon, look how cute this little guy is: The pattern is … Continue reading

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like a robin

I think it’s the first sign of spring: The Peeps have arrived at the local fabric store. Why does the fabric store have Peeps? This I do not know. But I do know it’s time to think about your diorama … Continue reading

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new knitting project

I know, this is my work blog about science and dictionaries (and travel and music and whatnot), but I’m too excited and must blog about the knitting project I just started: Doesn’t it look cool on the needle? Oh, what … Continue reading

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bering sea ice

Check it out: I wrote about ice in the Bering Sea for the website of Deadliest Catch,  the Discovery Channel show about crab fishing in the Bering Sea. There’s been a lot more ice than usual the last couple of … Continue reading

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deadly sea – rawr

As the scientist standing at the window next to me said a few minutes ago: “They wouldn’t show *this* on Deadliest Catch, would they?” The Bering Sea is absolutely dead calm. It looks like a pond, only flatter. You can … Continue reading

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random facts of the day

If you’re following my facebook updates, you’ll know that I am not, in fact, immune to seasickness. Ah well. It takes a very unusual form: I feel off balance when the ship gets to a sampling station and *stops* moving. … Continue reading

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Welcome to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport

On Wednesday, Chris the photographer and I flew from Seattle to Anchorage. At Anchorage we were following the signs to the “L1″ gate and the signs led us out of security. And I was like, aw, dang, we have to … Continue reading

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cross that off the list

On Friday I resolved my all-consuming dilemma: What knitting to take on the ship? Clockwise, from top left: Lace scarf (in the pink bag), sock yarn, and a stack of instructions for knitting socks; yarn for lace scarf; yarn for … Continue reading

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the really important decisions

I’ve heard from a couple of scientists on this Bering Sea trip that on last year’s cruise, there was a knitting group. Knitting! I love knitting! This leads to an important decision: What projects to take with me? I knit … Continue reading

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three weeks away!

More Bering Sea material is up on the website! You can find out what a Van Veen grab is at my brilliant section on the various sampling tools that scientists will be using on the ship. The text borrows heavily … Continue reading

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