"Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either." ~ Elizabeth Zimmerman


A Mom and Her Baby

Last Friday evening, just as the sun was setting, we had a couple visitors to the Parkarosa. I took pics of course, but I waited until today to post them because I wanted to focus on WWKip Day over the weekend. It's over now, so I can post away.

A very young mother Moose showed up with her calf in tow. I believe this is her first child. I have never seen a moose calf this young before. Isn't it absolutely adorable? (click on the pics for a larger view)

Mama and baby

Wasn't the least bit afraid of me.

Look at that face! I could smother it with kisses.

Checkin' out the lawnmower shed.

Movin' on. Those tiny little ears are sayin' "But Mom, I don't wanna go yet!"

At this point, Sweet Hubby got out the paint ball pistol and started shooting at Mama's rump. She has no business bringing a baby that young this close to us. It worked. First shot got her going at a trot and they both scrammed outta here.

I have recovered some from whatever bug I caught. I'm feeling a bit better today. I've worked on my sock a bit. Wow, I'm likin' it. 'Course, I'm biased.

I've decided I'm going to write this one up into a pattern and post it on my pattern blog. I've never written a sock pattern before, so it will be an adventure. The hardest part will be putting into words how I do the gusset cos I do it differently than usual for 2 circs.

It's gorgeous out, so I think I'll take my sick butt outside and soak some rays, while knitting of course. I've got a shawl that needs attention.

Have a good day.


  1. lol! I LOVE the pictures and stories of your moose adventures! Great pictures! I can't believe Mama Moose brings the baby so close to your home. I only get rabbits and groundhogs in my area - not anywhere near as exciting!

    Your sock is really beautiful! That pattern works so well with striped yarn. I would be thrilled if you did post the pattern! Thanks -

  2. What a cutie! I can't believe they came so close. Great looking sock!

    Hope you feel better soon!

  3. Wonderful moose pictures. What a cute baby.

    So nice of Mom Moose to introduce it to your yard at such a young age - "This is where we come to destroy things, honey. The underground sprinklers are especially tasty."