someone asked me if i knew how to crochet a kuskokwim* style canoe. uh, no. but i tried and i think the end result was a successful, cute ode to the traditional alaskan lifestyle. the recipient shot her first black bear (i know, this must be horrifying to you animal lovers) a couple years ago so we thought it would be ... fitting... for lack of better word, to have a fluffy black bear scrounging for blueberries, cranberries and salmon before the harsh winter.
*kuskowim (my definition): a giant river in alaska. for a more thorough grasp of the kuskokwim river and it's significance, please visit this wikipedia explanation