Sunday, July 6, 2008

My Brother Makes Me Get Crafty

After my Burt the Gnome Gets Plowed post a few weeks ago, which featured my friend Therese's funny pictures of her gnome getting drunk, my big brother Sean challenged me to a new craft assignment. Sean is big into traveling on his motorcycle (see his blog) and asked me to come up with a travel buddy that he can carry along on (or in) his motorcycle and then take pictures in all the places to which he travels. When he asked me this, I was already knitting Kat for the doll swap, so I thought I'd make a less girly (and slightly smaller) version. So without further adieu, I give you Splat, the traveling road kat. Splat has a heart tatoo on his arm on which I needled felted the first initials of Sean's wife and two kids.

Splat has a twin brother Road Kill (pictures to come later) that I made this weekend for Sean to send on travels with his biking buddies. Every so often on my blog, I'll be featuring the "Adventures of the Easy Rider Twins" to show where my knitting has traveled. But Sean will definitely have a lot more pics (and stories) than me, so be sure to check his site, too.

Over the July 4th weekend, Sean came up on his bike to do some riding around Wisconsin. He'd ride during the day and spend the evenings (and mornings) with Shane and me. Here are some pics from the weekend.

Sean and Splat at Quaker Steak and Lube restaurant.

Sean after the first bite of the Atomic Hot Wings. He had to sign a waiver before eating them. His red watery eyes in this picture show a glimpse of the pain he was in. But at least he got a bumper sticker for that pain! =)

Sean and Splat had buckets of fun that evening!

My friends Barbara and Sam joined us for breakfast the next morning. Splat warmed up to Sam instantly!

Do your part!


Splat goes to Sparta.

Splat stops to smell the flowers.

What a view!

Riding through the rocks!

A quick rock climb.

A much needed beer break after a long ride...good thing, Sean's driving.

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Sean said...

Crafty Carrie, thanks again for Splat and Road Kill. Splat is quickly becoming my Wilson from "Cast Away".

Road Kill was able to join for us coffee before planning his next trip. I will let you know his next destination as its still open.

I am having a blast with this. Lets hope the kids think the same.

Therese and Charlie said...

We love Splat! Burt is honored to have inspired Sean's travel buddy. Hello from Hayward. (Where Burt is not, as he cannot swim.)