Space Age

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Iris made and launched this today at the FOGE.org LA kickoff event. Each kid decorated and named their own rocket. The guy reading the launch manifest couldn’t believe that someone would name a rocket ‘Rosy Hearts’ and read ‘Rosy Heat’ instead. Iris was not as upset about that as the fact that the rocket went suborbital.

She said that it was a fake rocket because it didn’t go into outer space. And the rocket was so small, it could only lift an ant. She thought she was going to make and launch a real rocket. Mark said her rocket attained an altitude of ~100 ft at the apex of the trajectory.

I let her go to preschool late one day last week so that we could watch the Space Shuttle launch. I guess the really big rocket made quite an impression on her 4 year old mind.

Why does Barbie always reminded me of rockets? Could it be the missile-like boobs? Iris picked out the fat quarter of pink batik and the Burda pattern for the dress.

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Maribeth and I attended the Crocheting the Hyperbolic Plane workshop at Machine Project last Sunday. We met Daina Taimina in person and learned how to make some hyperbolic planes. I, of course, went for the most crenulated one for which I increased in EVERY stitch. This took forever. When Iris asked me when I was going to be done, I said it would take a while. So she went and got a teeny, tiny one from the shelf and said, ‘See how cute this is? You could make yours cute and be done.’

Side view
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Top View
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One thought on “Space Age”

  1. They are cuter in multicolor than mine are in drab blue! I have a ways to go before mine curls up as much.

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