Sunday, October 18, 2009

Early Morning Sewing

I managed to squeeze in some early morning sewing this morning due to my running being cut short by two bull moose fighting in the cul-de-sac. It sounds pretty dramatic but they were just pushing each other back and forth with their antlers and grunting. Seeing as they are much bigger than me, I decided to stay the hell out of their way. They were not huge bulls. They were about like these two bulls in this Anchorage-In-Pictures picture. I did snap some photos with my iPhone but, alas, it has no flash and it was 5:45am. I probably wasn't in any danger. At one point I was running and was about six feet away from the closest one. He just looked at me and went back to eating. The only thing they care about this time of year is female moose and other male moose who they see as competition. These two were hanging out together and feeding. Then, their hormones would kick in and they would grunt and push on each other. If you have not seen moose spar, grunt, and wave their antlers around, you should watch this:
ETA: These are not the moose I saw but they were about the same size and doing the same thing. This video was taken in Wyoming, I think.

My girls were gifted he Columba hat on the left and I really liked how it fit their heads. So, I decided to copy the design and make a few more. The one on the right is one I made out of microfleece.

This is the back.

Here it is on. Girl #1

And here is the other one I made. I love how it covers ears, some cheek, and chin on Girl #2. It took me all of about 15 minutes to trace the original hat, 15 minutes to cut, and about 30 minutes to sew and most of that was the tassels. It's a cute pattern and I'll make a lot more.


gwensews said...

Here, on the island I live on in MI, we have deer--tons of them. You really have to drive slowly and carefully or you will hit one.
Love the Columba hats. My grandsons have them. They are cute as can be, and also keep their little ears warm.

Unknown said...

Don't ya just hate it when the moose cut your morning run short??? Yeah, me too (heavily laced with lots of sarcasm)! I will start running, I will start running... I need to start running! As for the hats, they (and your girls) are absolutely adorable!

amber said...

I'm just shaking my head at the moose cutting your morning run short. Insane! Thanks for the video - very interesting!

Your copycat hats are very cute - nice work!

Robyn said...

I can't believe people go outside and see moose on their street! That's just crazy to me. The hats are really, really cute.

Gretchen the Household Deity said...

Cute hats! I wonder if I could get away with the ears get really cold.

judy said...

Cute little hats! I have copied that pattern too! Always get compiments on that one! :) I love the tassels! Little girls look so adorable with those tassels!

Anonymous said...

The hats are so cute, I have to make some for my 4 year old..!!

Kathi said...

Glad the moose didn't take a liking to you!
Your hats are adorable -- your girls are even more adorable!!

Bug Adventures said...

I like your striped one better than the original hat. The sisters make them extra cute.