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Spandex Blanket-another odditiy

Posted by on 13 Aug 2009 | Tagged as: Oddity

My friend Candi has an autistic son who loves the feel of spandex. When she learned that I sew she asked me to make a blanket for him out of spandex. Everyone she had asked told her it was impossible. Just the words I needed to inspire me.  After much research and then lots of stitching here it is. dsc03666

Candi’s son loves it.

Dudie Phre

Posted by on 30 Sep 2008 | Tagged as: Oddity

Announcing my cool new travel store at Etsy.com. Featuring handmade items made by me from things that I have collected from all around the globe. To view my shop go to DudiePhre.etsy.com.

Here is Peter modeling a znazy reclaimed hoodie featuring the Czech Republic. It can be yours for the asking….and a few dollars too. Or if you want one with your favorite country on it just let me know. I live for custom orders.


Or you can have this very cool apron with a map of Madagascar on it. Chef not included.


Clark’s Cloak

Posted by on 27 Jun 2008 | Tagged as: Oddity, Uncategorized

Clark is modeling a fabulous cloak knitted entirely out of surf grass and adorned with shells all collected off Northern California’s Clam Beach. He will be showing his Cloak next month for the Arts In Motion Exhibition in Eureka, Ca. Stay tuned for more details.

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Boredom, not Necessity, is the Mother of Invention

Posted by on 19 May 2008 | Tagged as: Oddity


This is a thing that I made out of paper I found on the emergency room floor, while I was waiting for my son to recover from his allergy attack. In my haste to get to the ER I did not think to bring anything to do or read. Fortunately boredom is the mother of invention. I found a paper wrapper for surgical gloves and began tearing it into one long strip. Than I twisted the strip and used two pencils to knit this little swatch. This is a true oddity.

Phyllospadix scouleri

Posted by on 24 Apr 2008 | Tagged as: Oddity

I am sure I am the only who cares at all about this but the seaweed that I have been annoying for the last three years is not seaweed at all. It’s common name is surf grass and its scientific name is the unpronounceable title of this post.

legless-and-friends-012-small.jpg Guess I need to change the name of my blog, knitted phyllospadix scauleri just does not have the same ring to it.

Bag o’ Leaves

Posted by on 10 Mar 2008 | Tagged as: Oddity

I was busy this weekend and made myself a purse out of leftover Irish linen. I used the scraps I have accumulated from doing piece work for a local company that makes fancy shirts. I am still stuck in my leaf phase which explains this design.


Knitted Seaweed

Posted by on 13 Dec 2007 | Tagged as: Oddity

As promised here is some knitted seaweed. It is hard to see in these little photos but that net like bit is knitted seaweed. I collect long strings of seaweed off the beach near our house.  The piece on the left has a scrap of an ocean chart as a background with stamps from Senegal, the US and Norway. The piece on the has a picture of a lighthouse that I cannibalized from an old Golden Book Encyclopedia.

These are cards that I have framed in simple Euroclip frames,

they are priced at $35 a piece, I have been known to make custom pieces too, so if you have any stray bits of ephemera, let me know.dec-6-015-small.jpgdec-6-014-small.jpg

Too much time

Posted by on 29 Nov 2007 | Tagged as: Oddity

Too much time This is what happens when I have too much time on my hands and too little yarn. I wish I had a red mohair tunic like Legless. He is the tall manikin in the center, he is constantly dropping his leg, hence his name.


Posted by on 28 Nov 2007 | Tagged as: Oddity, Uncategorized

I am starting this blog so when people ask me about my art I do no have to drag them back to my bone cold garage to view my work. Plus it would be a really long trip for all my friends that live in Malta (I miss you all), and Morocco and other countries that start with M. As soon as I figure out how to tack up photos I will.