Friday, March 30, 2007

WIP Friday - 23 March

I've been setting my WIPs up on the mantel, so as to keep them safe from marauding Things.

I was struck this afternoon by what an odd-looking tableau I had inadvertently assembled...




WIP Friday - 29 March


Experimenting a bit more with little knitted & felted critters.

Making a friend for SmittenKitten, whom you've already met.

Playing around with the felting technique to see what else I can make it do...




In other news - we got a bit of rain today.
Initially, I was all excited - thinking that it would make some of the pollen go Gone, Daddy, Gone.

It didn't.

In fact, it was such a light smattering of rain that all it did was combine with the pollen to make this superindustrial strength pollen paste. It's both impressive and horrible at the same time.

Since hellacious pollen is a novelty to some of you - I've taken some pictures of the sludge. You can view the entire pollen set over at Flickr.

Be warned - it's not for the faint of heart.
Although, I did throw a few gratuitous pictures of my boy, Schecky, in.
Just 'cause...

15 comments:

3 to get ready said...

You got RAIN??? We got a whole lot of nothin'. Around here the only pollen paste is in our eyes, mouths, you get the picture.

To put things in perspective, today my PETS were sneezing. Literally. Ay-yi-yi.

Beth said...

Well just so you know we are in a flood warning right now! It hasn't stopped raining for days here seems like! O what I would give for dry weather *sigh*

capello said...

you wanna talk faint of heart?

aaron found a dead possum under the greenhouse today. it's been stinking up the joint for weeks. ewwwww....

Chara Michele said...

I wish that sticking things on the mantel worked to keep my cats out of them. It just seems to make the mantel more attractive and a challenge to get onto!

jen said...

ahaha i like the pictures of yer son and how he wanted to throw it at you like all boys. :D

that iris is awfully pretty...no flowers yet up here in chicago!

Rohanknitter said...

cute critters!
that pollen -ugh!

laeroport said...

I'm sitting in the lobby of a St. Louis motel on their SLOW little internet connection, killing time while I wait for the rest of my belly dance girls to wake up, and your "odd little tableau" made me spontaneously giggle out loud. Such cuteness! Thanks for starting my April with a smile!

Melissa Huskey said...

well, don't go thinking you missed any rain up here in Tennessee. We are finally getting a few sprinkles this morning, but the pollen still lingers!!!!

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Rhonda said...

Your little critters on the mantle are so cute!

TinkerBlue said...

Your little critters are cute. Two days ago we had hayfever, today it snowed and the hayfever stopped. Yep snow, in April, very odd for us.

Lauren said...

You weren't kidding about the pollen sludge. I couldn't even imagine.

Leah said...

Those are the cutest felted things ever!

Yeah, that rain sucked! Thank goodness it really rained on sunday! :)

African Kelli said...

Love those creatures coming to life. You are so talented Laura!

Rebecca said...

i'm skipping the P set for now. can't take any more of it. maybe in winter, i'll want to take a peek. your animals are darling! they look so soft and fuzzy and ultimately cuddleable.