Saturday, August 12, 2006

Amazing Lace Challenge #6: Unlikely Model

I took the Shaped Triangle Shawl with me to Alaska thinking that I would get a lot of knitting done. As it turned out, I knit more in the airports than I did during the actual vacation. But, the shawl accompanied me almost everywhere I went during the vacation. The shawl went on boat rides, bike rides, and on many hikes, popping out for photo ops whenever possible. Lucky for me, unlikely models were easy to find.

Some models were inanimate objects:

A giant ship's wheel and compass
big wheel keep on turning

A tower of flowers
pretty pansies!

A totem pole
Why am I the low man on the totem pole?

A stump on the beach overlooking Kachemak Bay
A beach in Alaska?

The deck of the Kenai Princess Wilderness lodge. (Do you see the teepee?)
Enjoying the view

The top of a 3,400-foot mountain overlooking the Harding Icefield. (This icefield is larger than Rhode Island!)
You could lose a state under that ice

Some models were animals that indigenous to Alaska:

The skull of a fin whale (yes, it's a real skull)
whales are big

A fearsome bear
Growl! Feed me!

A giant salmon
You should have seen the one that got away!

A former Iditarod winner and veteran racer.
Watch out or I'll run away with this shawl!

(Lest you think that this dog is a pet and is therefore disqualified, take a look at where he lives. These dogs are working dogs, not pets. They live outside and are not spoiled. They are well cared for and are not mistreated. You can see that I wasn't about to let go of the knitting or the dog when having the photo taken.)


Agnes said...

I like the giant salmon ... :)

Jennifer said...

The bear looks great in lace!

Rachel said...

Awesome! Yeah, I think the salmon is my favorite too. Though I do like how the bear looks like he's knitting and like he's trying to do it subtly and nonchalantly. "What, me? Knitting? I'm not knitting."

laurie in maine said...

The bear looks like he's trying to be modest...holding lace to cover his bare self!

Cordelia said...

The salmon's the best-looking picture, but I think an Iditerod winner makes the best model.

Alaska's so neat!

Stoat said...

you crack me up.

granted, it's past my bedtime, which might have something to do with the hysterical laughter. but i think i would have had the same reaction in the light of day. :)

Debby said...

If only your knitting could talk! Great photos!! Have to get mine done before Sunday too. Hard to believe we're at the last challenge already!

Thanks so much for your comment on my blog about the moving. I'll definitely hold your hand if you'll hold mine. Sometimes it feels like a leap off a cliff! Here's my email, too...adamsdebra AT sbcglobal DOT com. I'd love to hear from you.

bunchkin said...

It's always great to see pics of Alaska. I live in Anchorage! I hope you had a good time. I love the salmon picture!

Teri said...

What a great bunch of pictures!

pssst.. I voted for you in the Amazing Lace Challenge. Good luck!