Minus 20 this morning...but the sun is out and it's another beautiful Alaska day. Fur Rendezvous started last night with fireworks down at the park strip in Anchorage..Today was the judging of the snow sculpture competition. Lots of "Rondy" activities. Hard for most folks in the lower 48 to imagine that we actually bundle up and ride carnival rides when it's this cold out...what..are we nuts...errr..ummm..yeah. That's Alaska for you...at point in winter...knowing that there won't be any bare ground for at least 6 to 8 more weeks....we just go outside and play anyway...like I said..at least it's sunny.
This is shot from the deck off our bedroom. The white rim in the background is actually the Knik Arm of the Cook Inlet (yeah..ocean view..whoowhoo!)...just right of center the white blob receding in the background is Denali (aka Mt. McKinley)... the white mountain range trailing off to the right is the Alaska Range...crappy shots I know..but it really is a gorgeous day!
DD and Shorty (mustang/quarter horse cross) like to ride when the sun's out! Up here we use "ice shoes" on the horses in the winter time...the farrier comes out and changes winter and summer shoes.....just like rotating your tires (and just as expensive...yuck) Don't they look like they're having fun?
I'm staying warm indoors and starting a new project with the bag of Noro Silver Thaw...color # 15...that I got for a steal from LittleKnits...excellent product..excellent prices...excellent customer service! Go check them out!
I'm making KPS top down turtleneck, tunic length w/ roll cuffs/roll bottom...i'll put a rollneck on it when it's done. I'm hoping the striping won't be too broad/severe thus keeping it from widening my silhouette too much. I just loved the purples and greens and browns in this colorway. It'll be great with a lightweight long sleeve T or longjohns underneath!
DD's cat, Butt-the ear sucking cat says "Hi". He's staying cuddled up in Grandma Clara's bed today. She says she can't make her bed because the cats don't stay off it long enough...hmmmm...sounds like as good of an excuse as any.