We have had a good solid week of below 0 (F) temperatures here, sometimes significantly below 0. Anchorage isn’t as cold as the interior, so we aren’t getting -50 like Fairbanks is, but we have been hovering between -5 and -20. Which is pretty cold. When it gets cold like this, any moisture in the… Continue reading A Little Nippy Out
Today was the ceremonial start of the Iditarod sled dog race in downtown Anchorage! DH and I went to enjoy part of the start, and to take in a little more Fur Rondy wackiness. The ceremonial start goes right through Anchorage, starting in the heart of downtown and going more or less diagonally across the… Continue reading Iditarod Start!
Yesterday was the kickoff of our local winter carnival, Fur Rondy (short for Rondezvous), so Dave (DH) and I went downtown to take in some of fun. Every year we go to the parade, where our big occupation is counting the beauty queens. This year there were 41! When we first got here, we were… Continue reading Wacky Alaska Fun
There are a couple pretty good yarn shops in Anchorage. Wooly Mammoth downtown is kind of high-end, but is the place to go for all-Alaskan yarn. Quilt Tree/Yarn Branch is good if you are bi-craftual, but they seem more quilty than they are yarny. In my opinion, Far North Yarn Company is the best LYS… Continue reading Far North Yarn Company
More Anchorage yarn-bombing news! The second installation, which was put up in the exact same place as the previously vandalized installation, was vandalized. This time the vandals actually cut up the knitted fabric itself, as opposed to just cutting it down but leaving it mostly intact. I haven’t heard about any plans to try it… Continue reading Even Newer in the News