Today was the start of the 2012 Yukon Quest sled dog race. It’s quite an event in little Fairbanks, AK. I think most of the town showed up this morning even with the -20 degree temperatures.
There’s also a raffle that we most likely won’t win especially because the name is register as “OAF” who happens to be…
…a bear! Either way it was a lot of fun to get out on the ice. Everyone was so bundled up we couldn’t find anyone we knew but I always enjoy trying to decide whose hats, gloves, and scarves are hand knit. It makes for a fun game when you’re waiting around!
The day was even more successful when we stopped at a thrift store and I found some great yarn.
Two skeins of Brunswick Ballybrae! They smell a bit old, but it’s nothing a little airing out won’t solve and I was lucky that one still had the label on it. I’m thinking I’ll use it to make the Miercoles Tam by Quenna Lee from the Winter 2011 issue of Knitscene. I love cables that make a flower at the top of a hat; it’s such a nice surprise. It works out even better when you’re short, like me, so most people can see the top of your head.
I leave you with a picture of the dogs starting the race!