Friday, March 28, 2008

Finally some crochet!

Here's a blanket I finished last month, but I didn't want to post any pictures until the recipient received it. Little Ian Maples received it last week and so here it is. The is probably one of my most favorite afghans. I am currently working on a cartoon moose for one of the guys in the State Fish & Game Office who's wife had a little boy last week. In the works for future projects are an airplane blanket of some sort for one of the pilots that works with Eric. Isaac and his wife are expecting a boy in June. I have ladybug ghan to make for little Iris Maples. Sarah and Jon recently got back from Guatalamala with Iris. Then a blanket for Alethea and Corey's little one - oh wait, she reads this so I can't go into detail on that one. Sorry Leath, you are going to have to wait just like everyone else :)

I'm not only making blankets though, this semester I am also teaching an introductory crochet class. I have 7 adults and 1 kid in the class. Most of them had no experience with crochet. Some of them are moving along fast, others are still working on the main chain and turning. I have classes on Tuesday evenings. We were suppose to start last week, but unfortunately I had got a cold and almost lost my voice. This made it impossible to teach class, so we start this week and will go for the next 3 weeks. 4 classes total. I can't believe how fast the time flew by in class.
I was planning on finishing the moose blanket last night, but the kitties had other ideas. Chubbs kept trying to sit in my lap, but I would slowly nudge him off. Skeeter on the other hand is not a lap kitty, so when she climbed in my lap and curled up I had to let her stay. Chubbs is currently in my lap trying to help me type. He loves to be in the middle of things. Well, this is getting hard to type with one hand so I'll gone for now and type more later.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

New glasses, haircut and other stuff

Well, I finally got my new glasses today. I ordered them way back on February 5!!!!!!! Apparantly my frames weren't in stock so they had to wait on them. What do you think???? I also got my hair cut again on Monday. The lady only comes for a few days every month, so I go every other time.On a side note, I made my little nephew Caden a scratch n sniff birthday card. It was a trial and error process, but I think it turned out okay. The verdict is still out on the card.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The Mighty Hunter

Well, I picked up the mighty hunter tonight from the airport. He came back with more then he left so that's a good thing. I think. No it is. He was successful in the hunt. Muskox hunt that is. He was out on Nunivak Island since Saturday morning. They were finally able to get out yesterday morning and happened upon a small herd of about 16 muskox. So, without further ado, here is the results of that hunt.

And what, you ask is he going to do with the big prehistoric looking animal? Mount it, of course. You really didn't even need to ask. Actually he is going to make a full size rug out of it including the head. Here is how it will look.

Of course, he brought all of the meat back. Good thing it's only 5 degrees outside. We can keep the meat outside until this weekend when we have the time to cut it up and package it. Muskox is supposed to be really good meat. People have said that it is comparable to beef. If that is the case, it should be similar to elk and caribou, which we have a freezer full of. Well, I will be signing off now. Catch you all later.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

When Peeps Attack

Or should I say when peeps get attacked. Little Skeeter just loves marshmallows and plastic bags. When we combined the peep and the bag she just had to have it. And it was in the middle of the night right beside the bed where I sleep. Here's a picture of the tragedy.

And another one of the peeps in the bag.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Muddy roads and potholes

Sounds like the makings of a good country song, don't it? We have had a slight warming in Bethel for the past 3 or 4 days. We've gotten up to about 34 degrees and that's just warm enough to crack some asphalt and melt the frozen mud. Although I am enjoying the warmer temperatures, I'm not looking forward to the mud melting it brings.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

America's Pregnant Governor

Last month she was America's Hottest Governor, now she's pregnant. Yes ladies and gentlemen, our governor is pregnant. Seven months to be exact. Due in May. How you may ask did we not know she was knocked up? Well, it is winter in Alaska and people tend to wear layers. Plus Governor Palin likes to wear traditional Qaspeqs (kuspuks), which are bagging shirts that can hide quite a bit. Whenever they showed her on TV, they would always show her behind a podium, so we could never tell.