SK1's daughter "tagged along" for the first time, along with DG2. While I tied the piece on, daughter took pictures while DG2 posed.
The Bodie Boy was a helpful in today's bombing of a post with a bear warning sign a scant 1/2 mile from my house that I thought needed some hi-lighting. Monster claws will be ever so helpful when it comes to alerting us all to the presence of bears.
Just ask Steven Colbert.
And remember, you can't outrun a Bodie (trust me on this!) If you click on any pic, it should enlarge for you and you can read the bear warning including the fact that you can't outrun a bear. What kills me (not literally) is that the bear face looks like a Grizzly. Not a one of these guys within many, many hundreds of miles. I think the signs should have happy black bear faces. And for the most part, our bears want your garbage, not you.
HOWEVER - if you see a mom and her cubs, probably a good idea to get out of their way. Throw a knitted piece at them and they will surely oblige and turn right around! Let me know if that's your experience.
Back from Wyoming, I decided it was time to get on with my lamppost project. This morning I added lamppost cozy no.5. There are 2 more post to go along that pathway, before I turn and head the other way down the hill. As I checked out the 2 posts, I was thrilled to find that the other mystery tagger has beat me to one of them! Most excellent!! Knit4Peace! SK2
Downtown Laramie, Wyoming around 9am on a Wednesday morning. Year? It is hard to tell. This lamppost is just outside of the Prairie Rose, a tiny dive of a place that serves up totally authentic scrumptious down-home diner breakfast.
County work on my street today. Walking dogs this morning took me by 2 county workers preparing for their day. It was 10 a.m. They were chewing the fat and said good morning to me as I walked by listening to a podcast of RadioLab. A funny comment had just come up on the podcast and I was laughing as we strolled by them. Then I saw it: nice big county-owned trailer! I looked it over, and with the rust coming through the paint I could see it was another target - one that probably doesn't get washed often, and painted even less.
Every bomber should have a "Bombing Preparedness Kit". In mine were 2 of the hydra antenna cozies. I took out the hydra with the most arms, my camera, and 2 tie wraps and bided my time. Several hours after spotting the trailer I worked my way back down the street. Nice, curvy street. By now the workers were out of sight of the trailer and I bent to my mission. BOOM!
A glorious day with many contrails to be seen in the clear blue sky. Ah - spring around here is so fickle! We'll be in the 70's this week - but more snow in the future until it (mostly!) quits in June. Daffodils are really going for it - crocuses have bloomed and passed but the snowdrops are hanging on. Mother Nature makes you earn your living in these parts.
We've had our collective eyes on a moose. Not a lot of statuary in these here parts, but this guy is available. And oh so irresistible! We'll be dressing him head to toe, very, very soon.
First thoughts: leg wraps, antler cozies, and (ooooh - bad idea!) a lei.
A scarf is being worked on. And from the Yarn Bombing book I thought it might be awesome for him to have claws, rather than hooves. Think of them as slippers for a very large ruminant. I am really happy that SK2's tags at the university have elicited a response. Sister crew? Rival gang? It's all good and amazingly vitalizing! Yay! We'll see what new road this takes us down.
I left a wee covered rock today. Moms and their children were walking by on their way home from elementary school. I was really trying to be obvious in picture taking. They weren't going for it. I find the social aspect of this so fascinating.... Our nice big peace sign is gone. Who knows who's got it. I'm so much more interested in getting comments from you people who have found our tags. What do you think? What the heck are WE thinking here? And what do YOU think we're thinking?
My initial "silver and blue" tagging of a lamppost on campus led me to undertake a long-term project of tagging a new lamppost each week, slowly working my way down the hill. Last weekend I installed the 4th piece, and it is amazing how much more impact a repeated element has. I envisioned eventually making cozies for all the similar posts. I did a quick census attempt, only to find that the campus has hundreds of identical lampposts - they must have bought in bulk. OK, I am not quite THAT ambitious. This past week I have been absorbed by other tasks and I went to campus today empty-handed, without a new tag to install. To my utter delight, someone else has taken up the cause and installed a couple of nice knittags within spitting distance of mine! Could it be that yarn bombing is contagious? I certainly hope so!
So I invite you all to come tag campus (or a campus near you). Most universities value art and freedom of expression, so knittagging and higher education are a natural match. Let's see how colorful we can make the world!