I don’t knit. I think knitting is great. I love the product. I am amazed by the multi-tasking knitter, who gets settled to watch the game or in this case watching the end-of-semester Kahoot, and then pulls out the knitting gear.
In this case, the knitter was an exceptional marine biology student, LF. I had off-hand mentioned that someone in the world really needs to make a line of deep ocean plankton plush toys. Well that was all this go-getter needed.
After posting a video of the coccolithophore (photosynthetic single-celled marine eukaryote), a dear friend, Carol Frohlich, mother of my friend the wetland ecologist (you will hear more about him in future installments), sent me the photo below of the crocheted coral reef project she helped with. It exhibited for 2 months at the Indiana State Museum!
She also sent a link to this remarkable work, Crochet Coral Reef: The Book. Thanks LF and Carol Frohlich for your crazy cool creativity. Double creativity – using artistic skill to bring God’s creativity home in a super fun way. Well done!
INTERESTING FACT: these little guys are thought to be the number one calcite producers in the ocean and appear to respond well to changing concentrations of dissolved CO2 in the world’s ocean.