We are here.The knitting has commenced.

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Yarn: Valley Superwash DK (100% superwash merino). Navy, plus stripes (from the top) in maroon (no longer available), teal, biscuit, grass, wild rose, forest, misty lilac, and navy.
Needles: Addi Turbo US#5 (3.75mm) circ.
Size: L
Pattern: Pattern? I don' need no steekin' pattern! Cast on 102 st in navy; join. Purl 6 rounds. Knit 4 rounds. Change to lilac; purl 6 rounds. Knit 4 rounds navy. Purl 6 rounds forest. Continue in color pattern as established, end purl 6 rounds maroon. Knit 1 round navy. Decrease for top in usual manner.

That is a chemo hat for a local Relay for Life later this month. The hats will be judged on originality, craftsmanship, overall appeal, etc. Winner(s) will get gift basket(s) from the LYS that is sponsoring the contest. All hats will go into a silent auction, proceeds to the Relay.

I started this hat in April. Why it took me until June 9th to finish it is a total mystery, but it may be related to my inability to count. I will drop the hat into the mail today and hope that it makes it to Wisconsin by the deadline on the 12th.

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Others may vacation with/for the wine, women, and song. I do it with/for the wine, books, and yarn.

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Observe, the majestic moose:

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Frankly, this moose is more mangy than majestic. His coat is scraggly because he is shedding his winter coat, his ribs are showing because the grass is just greening up, and he is (I think) a yearling so is gangly and awkward. But he will be majestic…someday.

Enough with the majestic potential. Now for the cute.

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Hey, you lookin' at me?

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Never mind. I've got another idea…

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0 Responses to Wyoming!

  1. CindyG says:

    Great moose pictures! It really looks like a little bit of heaven there in Wyoming.

  2. tinebeest says:

    Oooh moose, we were talking about them today at the Oxford Bluestocking’s knit night- how we’re lucky not to have them in this country, essentially, because they are so HUUUUGE. But like any animal, they’re cute when they’re young 🙂
    Looks like you’re having a wonderful holiday!

  3. Shirley says:

    Must know! What books are in that stack?

  4. Cookie says:

    No one looks good at that age. ;^)

  5. tammy says:

    Now that’s how one should go on holiday. Buckets o’ yarn and wine.
    Have a wonderful time! 🙂

  6. lisa says:

    Looks like you’re having a blast!

  7. Diane says:

    Enjoy the vacation! Hope you get through the stack of books and some of the yarn.

  8. Jocelyn says:

    I SOOO recognize the trees amongst which you rest. What a great time–from your Charles Shaw to that awesome hat you’re making. Enjoy that crisp air!

  9. Bullwinkle says:

    Awwww 🙂 I have a special fondness for moose.
    That is the way to spend vacation: wine, books, yarn, wildlife. Excellent!! Enjoy!

  10. Vicki says:

    That hat is adorable!! Awesome moose!

  11. gayle says:

    Camping is all about finding a place for the essentials.
    Enjoy the moose show!
    Is the tinfoil hat working?

  12. Kym says:

    My kind of vacation. Definitely. Except. . . not the camping part. (Love the hat!)

  13. Kim says:

    Wine, books, knitting, and moose. Meese? All wonderful, whatever their forms.

  14. Carrie K says:

    My kind of camping. Your book spines are facing the wrong way. I must know what they are………
    Glad to hear the itching has ceased!

  15. Lorette says:

    Oh man. I want to go camping with you. You’re my kind of girl. Boxes o’ wine, boxes o’ yarn!

  16. Chris says:

    Aw, what great moose photos!

  17. Ryan says:

    The hat in the first photo? Num, num, nummy!

  18. Love the hat. And the setting in which it is placed? Stunning!!!! Makes me want to take a vacation in the great outdoors…

  19. Molly Bee says:

    The moose reminds me of home!

  20. Enjoy the vacation! Hope you get through the stack of books and some of the yarn.

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