Hubby and I haven't gotten up early enough to attend a homecoming parade
for several years but this year the weather was perfect and I had my
Homecoming sweater ready to go!
Pattern: Bubbly Sweater by Isabell Kraemer
Yarn: Cascade Sport
Colorway: Burgandy and Silver Gray
Needle size: US 3 and US 4
Before the parade began we met up with Missoula's hero, MONTY! And he was sweet enough to let me have a photo with him...
We decided to watch the parade from its starting point and were able to catch a fun warm up by the college band. When I finally pulled out the phone they were winding down but it's still a fun snippet:
Had to take a shot with one of my favorite critters - just WHAT would I do without this guy? Knit acrylic? I don't think so!
Also took a photo with Smoky.He looked out for Hubby many summer fire seasons over the years!
Fiddlers, spooks, horses, ax throwers, politicians, it was a great Montana parade!
Pattern: Norwegian Star Mittens by Rhonda Stovin Yarn: Funull Pt2 Colorway: White and Dark Gray Needle Size" US Size 4
These mittens are knit in the traditional yarn, Ramau from Norway. The resulting fabric is firmer than the others I made last week. An enjoyable mitten knitting session. These are a traditional star mitten pattern. I've found a new mitten pattern that will be going on the needles soon. There is a sweater on the needles that only needs the yoke completed.
We've been watching our tiger salamander grow for several years. We were sad he had such a solitary life in the dark, musty, sprinkling system box. Over the years we started calling him Saul The Salamander. Today, Hubby came into the house delighted to tell me that in fact Saul was Sally....
Not one but two little guys are now living in the box, with their mom - and a dad.... somewhere....
Years ago we found a tiger salamander in the box housing the underground pipes to our sprinkler system. He's there every spring and fall, and seems to be quite happy to lead a solitary life. He's quite safe in his dark hole and has plenty of bugs, and unbeknownst to me Hubby has been adding water in there once in awhile to give the little guy an underground lake!
Tiger salamanders are usually 6-8 inches long and live 10 - 16 years in the wild. We've known about ours for five years and he's probably five inches long so sounds like he'll be around for a few more years.
BUT I'm happy to have Stash Dash 2018 in the books! A total of 13,164.4 meters was finished bringing me 3,164 meters over my goal. Last year I knit kitty beds with stash just itching to be used. This year hats were knit to use the excess acrylic yarn I've accumulated. Fifteen hats to charity, three hats to family, and three hats to a little duffer who needs our prayers.
Pattern: Pride-mossaa by Deisy Design Yarn: Knit Picks Brava Sport Colorway: Celestial and Copper Needle Size: US Size 8
Pattern: Hat #18 Scrap Happy by J.G.Miller with a hack from Sally by Dela Hausmann Yarn: I Love This Yarn Colorway: Tropical Pink and Bloomtique Needle Size: US Size 6
Pattern: Up & About Striped Beanie by Churchmouse Yarn: Knit Picks Brava Sport Colorway: Celestial and Lavendar Needle Size: US Size 4
Pattern: Sally by Dela Hausmann Yarn: Knit Picks Brava Sport Colorway: All the colors I had on hand! Needle Size: Us Size 6
Pattern: Little Pumpkin Head by Tar3820 Yarn: Yarn Bee Soft and Sheek Solids Colorway: Pumpkin Spice Needle Size: US Size 6
Pattern: Little Sprouts Baby Yarn: Bee Soft & Sleek Marled and Multi
Colorway: Teal/Greeln Multi Needle Size: Us Size 5