Saturday, June 10, 2006

There's a funny word at the end

Things have been busy here at the Hip Hip Joint. It's astounding what you get done when you're procrastinating.

This is for a classmate, she and I did a number of projects together last term and she's really cool, therefore she deserves a shawl.

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2 balls of Soy silk dyed with Kool-Aid.
(lack of) Pattern by me

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This pile is other things for classmates and their offspring.

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A bunch more nametag lanyards made from Cotton Twist and Cascade Pearls.
A few headbands made with various unlabeled yarns.
A wristband that is 1) my first attempt at Fair Isle and 2)way too big for a 10 year old.
Another wristband - properly sized with the Z embroidered on due to lack of brain power when making.

I may try to alter the too-big wristband into something for me. I don't really need to have a Z on my wrist since my name starts with P. I'm thinking a really pointy infinity sign instead.

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These are the infamous knee socks. I'm still having heel turning issues but it's because I've only work on them in large groups or when something interesting is on TV. I think I'm going to need a bit of quiet to master this.

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This is the guilt trip I got after the photo shoot.

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"What? We're not cool enough to go out front with you?"

Luckily they're over it now. They both remembered we had just come back from a walk (or dry land dog sledding, as I like to call it) and then they remembered they were tired. They're both sacked out, Murphy under the computer desk and Lucy out on the foyer tile because she self-confident enough to realize I won't disappear if she's not in the same room as me. Well, that and the fact that the tile is much cooler than the carpet.

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This final pic is some of the weather we had this past week. It was taken after the worst of the dust had passed and after the 2 minutes of scattered showers, but during the high winds and tumbleweed migration.

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Paula had a great link about the storm, here at AZCentral. Click on the "See pictures of the dust storm" link.

That big wall of dust in the slideshow is called a haboob Heh heh, I said boob.

Sometimes Arizona seems like it's on a different planet then Pennsylvania.

3 comments:

Paula said...

"Sometimes Arizona seems like it's on a different planet that Pennsylvania."

Amen to that.

(Of course, ,sometimes your end of Pennsylvania seems like it's on a different planet than my end (Philadelphia).)

noricum said...

The shawl looks great!

I'm glad I wasn't around for a dust storm. :P

SheCrochets said...

I like the color of the yarn in the knee socks! Purty, purty! And I am sure you will master the heel turn... just try and get a block of quiet time (good luck!).