Archive for January, 2015

Keeping Calm

Today I did something that I’ve been working towards for the last few  years. I submitted the thesis. Now I get to wait for a bit while the examiners read and evaluate it. I’m not celebrating just yet. In fact immediately after hitting the upload button on my computer (everything is electronic) I felt kind of ill. So I did what any self-respecting lover of yarn would do and picked up some yarny goodness to calm the nerves.

Behold: Hippo has a butt.


Colour is more accurate in this picture.


I’m trying to get this finished before I head back to PNG as it will need to go across Australia in the post to live with a friend of mine. I’m still waiting for work permits and visas to be processed…

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I have a yarny finish.

This was right down to the wire, but I finished it in time for Gorgeous Girl to carry on the plane with her back to PNG (I’m still in Australia sorting out a few things).

Look at that face 🙂


On the suitcase ready to go.


Another angle.


It’s smaller than the blue one I made. True to Gorgeous Girl form hippo has no name and will henceforth be known as “Pink Hippo”. She’s never really named any of her toys or dolls.

Will leave you with a photo of Gorgeous Girl enjoying a summer downpour in north New South Wales a few weeks ago.


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