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Monday, 28 July, 2008

The family and I went camping again this past weekend. We were joined by an extra special guest on Friday:

It’s a little hard to see, but that’s a moose.

She was just hanging out in the water, eating vegetation. I saw another moose on Saturday, but I was in a canoe so no camera. The husband and I went for a walk after dinner on Saturday, and saw two spotted owls! If you live in the Northwest you probably know about the controversy with these birds, where they’ve became endangered due to their habitat being destroyed by logging. So seeing two in the wild was pretty exciting stuff.

The best thing, by far, about camping is the amount of knitting that gets done. I finished my Vinnland socks, which are now my brother’s Vinnland socks.

I made him a deal – he could have the socks as long as he modeled them for me.

For the most part I’m happy with them. The design is gorgeous, but the yarn pooled. I might make them again sometime for myself in a different color.

I tried a modified version of the Russian bind off, which is stretchy to the max. Maybe even a little too stretchy, but way better than the bind off I was using.

Another great part of camping is the food. Here’s Sunday’s breakfast:

Bacon, hashbrowns, and pancakes with wild strawberries, all prepared over the campfire. No picture, but we also picked about 1 1/2 quarts of huckleberries.

Even my parent’s dogs had a good time.

Why yes, they are spoiled. Why do you ask?

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Mom permalink
    Monday, 28 July, 2008 5:13 pm

    What an exciting blog! Moose, beautiful socks and feet, yummy breakfast and Daisy and Tulip in their tent. Great fun!

  2. CeCe permalink
    Monday, 28 July, 2008 7:43 pm

    Hey 1st you go camping with the whole family then while camping you knit Matthew the putz socks where the heck are MY socks and green is MY favorite color!!!! The pictures of the moose are amazing!!!!! I love you so much and I am VERY proud of what you can do with those knitting needles of yours… your sockless sis

  3. Tuesday, 29 July, 2008 4:07 pm

    Love the doggie tent, and the socks. Oh, what the heck; breakfast looks divine, too! Glad you had a good weekend.


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