Knitted Trilobite

I am finished. This is the way.

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Wow, impressive! You knitted your fingers off for that!!

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It turned out great…all the aggravation was totally worth it!

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Oh yes! Since finishing it, I’ve been nitpicking everything I’ve done, but the longer I look at it the better it gets. It’s weird, but I really like it. Now it’s time to make a couple good colored versions for taking pictures and use my recent secret santa gifts to start on the ammonites and finish the hallcigenias.

WOOOOOT!

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Oh my gosh, oh my gosh!!! This is the COOLEST!

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Oh my goodness, this is awesome. My daughter would love knitted fossils, did you make up the patterns?

Yep! I can’t wait to attempt anomalocaris, as I’m certain the tully monster, crinoids, and a few other things will be very easy to pull off. First, I’ll get this one written up (am working on the models for taking pictures right now), then I’ll attempt to finish the amonite and hallucigenia patterns before I begin to tackle anomalocaris, heh. That one is going to take a looooot of thinking, heh.

So great! I’d love to see the patterns when they are finished. My daughter saw the pictures of the trilobite and was literally open mouthed with awe. She said to tell you that she loves it and thinks you are very talented and can’t wait to see the pictures of the other fossils when they are done.

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It’s always good to walk away from a project for a while. I watched your progress, this turned out fantastic. More perseverance than I have! have fun with the colored versions.

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Well you tell her thank you, ;-).

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Welp, this type of yarn doesn’t work too well…However, I could see a moderate modification and turn this into a throw pillow pattern, heh.

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Great job! I’ve was trying to find a trilobite fossil all summer but mostly just found crinoid stems and bracciopods. Still good but I want a gorgeous trilobite specimen!!! Your trilobite is awesome.

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Gah! I’d love to go fossil hunting. I’m in too much pain to hike, but maybe some day I’ll get lucky and hit the trails again, :smile:.

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These are really cool!

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We live in a spot that was an ancient ocean so we go to a beach nearby that just has fossils laying all over the place. It’s fun. :slight_smile: we also look for lake superior agates.

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Very cool! My dad was a geologist and he had a fossil collection that included some trilobites. Trilobites rock! (I guess literally, since fossils are rocks! Teehee!)

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Where do you go fossil hunting? For my daughter’s 4th birthday a few years ago we hired a geologist to take us fossil hunting on the northern Oregon coast and found some great clam fossils, and some various snail, mussel and shell fossils but that’s about all that I know of to find in Oregon (I think there are plant fossils in fossil Oregon as well).

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Great job!

Oh HECK yes! I’m all about fossils!!! We regularly go out for shark teeth and ray plates, and I can’t wait to make a trip out to GA to hunt some trilobites. This is seriously great!!!

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I’m still really new to it but I live in Minnesota and we go to St Paul usually along the Mississippi river. If there’s bluffs and there was a good ancient ocean area around, you can find fossils. My favorite find is a teeeny tiny fish. Lol. I can’t find a pic and I don’t wanna go find it right now but I found a quick pic of some "fossil soup " I found. Its pieces of crinoid stem and coral and bracciopods. I love the detail on the crinoids.

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