Saturday, March 7, 2015

An Unceremonious Start



She'll stop when she realizes she's lost her Cheerios ;-).

I thought I'd just be posting Maisie's Iknitarod button, some pictures of the yarn at the ready, the pattern I've chosen, the swatch I (finally!) worked on yesterday, some race info...and then I went to the barn this morning.  You will Not Believe what happened to poor Maisie.  Yep, it's Iknitarod time!


I was just getting ready to set some fresh hay out back when I heard a snow slide start rumbling down the barn roof.  Of course there were sheep everywhere, including Maisie.  Somehow, as the wall of snow fell, everyone managed to get out of the way...except???  Yep, the Danger Lamb.


"What the heck???"



"I really don't know how this stuff keeps happening to me."


"Pppfffftttttt!"

So, yes, the Iknitarod starts this afternoon.  For anyone who hasn't lived through the last two years here, the Iknitarod is a knitting challenge that follows the Iditarod Sled Dog Race.  We cast on during the Ceremonial Start and if your project or goal is completed by the time the Red Lantern is extinguished, you "win".  

You can click the "Iknitarod" label below or on the right to read all about our first two races.  They were both very exciting and (mostly) fun.  Maisie figured strongly in both, so I've been waiting all year to cast on for a Maisie sweater!  This will be another tough challenge, but I'm jumping at my harness :-). 

I have pictures of the yarn, my swatch, the pattern...  Normally this would all have been shared before now, but wow, things got crazy here, eh?  I'll try to get the blog caught up over the next couple of days.  I still have tons of snow pictures that I want to share, too.  Besides, having trouble fitting all the good stuff in really isn't a trouble at all! 


20 comments:

Far Side of Fifty said...

It will be an adventure with Maisie! Good Luck with the race! :)

Naomi Edwards said...

Poor Maisie, lol. Good luck with the challenge.

Lisa W said...

Love the painting! Still laughing :-)

And now off to gather all of my own Iknitarod project accoutrements.

Deb W said...

I don't have a project (or yarn prepared) but I wish I did just for the adorable button!

Auntie Reg said...

"you crazysheeplady you will try anything to make me wear something!! "Pppfffftttttt!" take this. I going to tell on you"
Good luck with Maisie's yarn!!!!

Sheepmom said...

That Maisie! She is a magnet for 'curious happenings'. Glad that pile of snow wasn't bigger! I like her attitude - "well, not sure where this came from but I guess I'll eat it." Haha. Happy racing! We'll be enjoying the daily updates!

Fiona said...

She really is an amazing sheep...and brassy, sticking her tongue out like that! Its lucky she didn't like some metal and have her tongue stick!

Tombstone Livestock said...

Great inventions digital cameras, no film, no developing, much cheaper and lots more fun.

Michelle said...

For an awful moment there, I was afraid something SERIOUS had happened to Maisie!

LannieK said...

Oh Miss Maisie... It's time for peace and quiet, please :-)

LannieK said...

PS. Love your art work!

Sarah said...

Iknitarod ~ how clever! Glad nothing serious happened to Maisie.
I love seeing your photos. I can't stop smiling!

Alice said...

Can't wait to see you cross the finish line!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

You have wayyyy tooo much fun!!! Look forward to the finish line as well!

sophy0075 said...

Now I'm envisioning a sled team of sheep.

Good luck on your Ikniterod sweater; that is quite a challenge you have set for yourself!

Terry and Linda said...

GOOD LUCK!

Linda ♪♫❤
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Lisa Smith said...

I so admire your energy and drive! Looking forward to seeing your Maisie Sweater progress. I am amazed every time I come here how living you pack into each day . . . . Kudos to you!

Bonnie K said...

Good luck! I'm sure with all that snow it will be nice to snuggle in and knit! I so love your photos.

Susan Mckee-Nugent said...

OMG.........ALWAYS in the Wrong place at the Right time, simply amazing!!!
GO Sara, MUSH :)

Lisa Smith said...

***edited*** (sorry) . . . "how *much* living you pack into each day"

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