Tuesday, July 6, 2010

This is why I keep my camera handy...

Remember these guys? I was on my back deck, shooting some yarn photos, when I heard some rustling in the trees right under the deck. Looks like they'll be hanging around for the summer. I've seen them several times in the park this last month, but never this close to our building. I just hope people are careful--you don't want to get all up in their faces. Elk can be mean. I kept a safe distance when I took these photos and didn't get all paparazzi on them.

Nice butt!

There were actually two hanging out in our backyard. I'm not sure if this is the same elk or his buddy, but I think this one knocked on my neighbor's door. Probably wanted a cold beer. Colorado elk like to party. That's a little known fact.

Isn't the velvet beautiful?

I came across a website selling antler velvet as a supplement--it's supposed to increase testosterone in men. Is there nothing some guys won't try for a boner? Seriously.

Here's what I was intending to photograph. It's some yummy Debbie Bliss Aran Tweed, some Zauberball, and two different color ways of Classic Elite Alpaca Sox.

I bought it from a very nice knitter who is selling off her stash to finance her dreams of relocating to the Big City. She is the nicest person and I'm giving her a shout-out. Check out her Etsy store. Please. She's letting go of some very gorgeous yarns and if somebody else doesn't beat me to it, I'll buy more of it. And I need more yarn like I need a third boob.


  1. Holy crap you make me laugh... Maybe my little groundhog was looking for a wine spritzer. Off to check the destash-

  2. sophanne--it's true. Animals like to eat fermented fruit. Check out this video if you don't believe me: http://www.metacafe.com/watch/90957/drunk_animals/

  3. Elk in the backyard - ya gotta love Colorado. Here we have few wild turkeys and a cool but nasty Fischer (a black ferret looking thing) and other small animals but nothing big. And now - off to check that Etsy shop. :)

  4. Man alive! I've never lived anywhere with elk (well, elk that weren't being raised as a delicious roast), so I still think of them as somewhere between Wild Kingdom and a a zoo animal. (That is to say, majestic and dangerous and sad.) In real life, I know they're no weirder than deer, but cripes they're big!

  5. Oh, they're gorgeous. Visiting from Susan-B Knits who mentioned your Angel Scones recipe :)


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