Sunday, September 25, 2011

Meiosis Shawl- Part 2 of 3

Adding...you guessed it...a few sperm...

 


...AKA gametes...germ cells...'little swimmers'! :)

 


Next, a bunch of eggs (ova)...

 



...and don't forget chromosomes!

 


As with my 6-legged spider from a previous post...

...I'm taking a few liberties with the embryonic reality of this event!

And even though there could never be this many human eggs vying for fertilization in one woman at one time...

...I just like the way they look.

As for the large number of sperm...

...a college professor of mine once said that even though you only need one sperm to achieve fertilization of a single child...

...you do need a 'cheering section'! :)

Now since this is probably more than most of you really wanted to know (giggle)...

...I'll sign off with the promise of Part 3 in two days!

11 comments:

Vicki W said...

Hey Heather, did you get my email or see the post where you won the Baggalista pattern on my blog? I need your address to send it to you.

vilterietje said...

hahaha! you're crazy:)

Jenn said...

My son is studying meiosis in school right now. I'll have to show him your project. I love how your pieces look all laid out and ready to felt. They're so furry and fun!

FeltersJourney said...

You got me smiling :D Like this
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Rachel said...

You're having a lot of fun with this one, aren't you!

Viltalakim said...

LOl, I don´t know if I completely understand every word you written, but I am waiting to see what it will be....

Heather Woollove said...

It's pretty strange, isn't it?
...just back from Creative Felt Gathering in Michigan...gotta unpack!!
Missed you!! XXO-

Sandie Knapp said...

I can't even imagine, but my curiosity is definitely piqued. :)

Heather Woollove said...

Sandie--:)

Kelly said...

Science and Felting...lol my two favorite things!

Heather Woollove said...

Kelly---Oh, me too!! :)