I would have gotten more done but a bear ate my knitting

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Wolves too.
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Denali was out even better yesterday. Not too many people get to see Denali out during their stay here, something like only 20% and we lucked out 3 days in a row. Yesterday we went on a wagon ride uo to an even better viewpoint.
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We panned for gold.
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Today was our first full day in Anchorage. We found our first yarn and quilt shop by 11 am and it was great. Called Quilt Tree and Yarn Branch. Yes Hazel, Linda and Cabin Cove Mayor we figured you’d all be real jealous. Both halves of the shop were filled with the most wonderful goods! 75% of the shop was quilting and the other 25% yarn. I bought some Koigu Kersti for socks, yarn for the mitten kit and the 1994 Spin-Off magazine book on socks called “Socks”. For being 13 years old it has some great stuff in it.

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chris
    Sep 06, 2007 @ 05:56:20

    So cool that you’ve gotten to see Denali! I have that booklet – it is really nice, isn’t it? Hmm, not sure Kersti’d be that great for socks – I have a scarf made from it, and it definitely pills. I think it isn’t spun hard enough for good sock wear.

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  2. Dave Daniels
    Sep 06, 2007 @ 06:06:20

    Wow, that’s ALL in one shop? At the same time? Yarn AND quilting??? damn, that IS like dieing and going to heaven. And real gold, too? You could almost get a small filling out of that find.
    Yeah, I’m jealous, but happy you’re having such a good time.

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  3. Miss T
    Sep 06, 2007 @ 06:33:15

    Very hungry animals up there in Alaska!

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  4. Cathy-Cate
    Sep 06, 2007 @ 08:19:21

    Mmmm, tasty yarn!
    Wonderful pictures, both of yarn and Denali!
    And the panning photo looks like the yin-yang symbol kinda, don’t you think? Cool.

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  5. l3ahkn1ts
    Sep 06, 2007 @ 10:52:36

    that is hilarious! I should’ve thought of that. We have bear statutes like that in our area at all the Brown Bear carwashes. I should get my knitting circle together and make some cheap scarves for them in the winter, lol.

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  6. heideho
    Sep 06, 2007 @ 21:14:26

    Panning for gold looks like fun, but shopping in the store looks even better! The mountain is beautiful! Drat that fiber-eating wildlife.

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