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Podge Says

Podge says, “Go fly a kite. No really — whether alone or with a crowd of hundreds, there’s nothing like it. I could watch them all day. There’s something about gazing up at a big open sky that puts the mind at ease.”

Podge Says Kite Festival

We attended the 12th Annual Arvada Kite Festival, and this shot doesn’t do it justice. At the height of the activity, there were hundreds of kites in the air. It was quite a sight to behold.



The Most Fun We Had at the Picnic in 2013

The year can’t end without taking a look at all the fun we had in 2013.
Wow! I can’t believe that our smiles didn’t explode!

2103 Year in Review

You challenged me to make a lot of interesting things in 2013. Two of my favorites were the Batman mask for Justin and the Bowser Sweater for Myrtle. The Bowser Sweater even went viral in June, landing Myrtle his very own Cheezburger meme. I also had the honor of bringing Rainbow Donkey (from Bill Brown’s Evil Squirrel’s Nest) into the 3-dimensional world. The Make It! Challenge series will continue in 2014… and it will be fantastic.

We added two new characters to the Squirrel Picnic cast: Eric, the diabolical scientist who’s seeking to bioengineer the largest acorn on the planet and his cute and cuddly robot sidekick MEAP… who would much rather be at the picnic than in the lab.

And I’ll never forget putting croshades on all the statues on Pearl Street in Boulder. What fun!

Champagne Pattern by Squirrel PicnicI can’t wait to tell you about the crochet wildness I’m already dreaming up for the new year, but we’ve still got a few days left in 2013, so let’s send it out with a bang first. Will you be showing off your crocheted M. and Mme. Champagne tomorrow night? I’ll be taking mine with me and taking lots of pictures too. Don’t forget to share your photos on our Facebook page or on Twitter @SquirrelPicnic.

All my best to you!