Saturday, June 27, 2009

Sox Week!

This week the Red Sox came to DC to play the Nats in 3 interleague games. The first game was Tuesday night and 2 Sox Knitters Ravelry members (and one of their 14 year olds) came down for a DC Meetup. At noon I met them at Union Station along with another Sox Knitter who took us to a great burger place on Capitol Hill. After lunch I went back to work and we all met at the park at 5:30 for game of Sox shirt bingo (see the card below). It was fun looking for obscure shirts of former players (e.g. Yaz, Ramirez 24, etc.).
It was a really good game with the final score Boston 11 DC 3. Papi (Ortiz) didn't play Tuesday night but I went again Thursday night with another group of gals from Boston and got to see him. The Nats beat us Thursday, and I was so glad that we won on Tuesday because it would have been a bummer for the Sox Knitters to come all the way to DC for a game to see our beloved Sox lose to the Nats (the worst team in all of baseball this year - which makes me sad cuz I'd love to see them do better - just as long as my Sox win.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Spinning on WKIP Day

June 13th was World Knit in Public Day but in East Berlin, Pennsylvania it was the Annual Spin-In at the Mannings. It is hard to resist the chance to spend a day in the country, when the weather is beautiful, and fiber is involved.

With chairs set up in the shade in view of a small river and groups of 4Hers spinning, My friend Martha and I knit for several hours, broken up by a couple of trips into the Mannings' shop. What could be a nicer way to spend a summer day - sheep, spinning, wheels, knitting, and even some looms were set up under the trees and along side the river. There was a couple processing and spinning flax, a carding station to design your own batt, even sheep shearing.


Sunday, June 7, 2009

Catching up

-Peruvian spinner -- Cice and Chelette relaxing at the end of the day at MSW

May was a busy month and I haven't written any posts. So, I decided to post mostly pictures of what I have been doing. May 2nd and 3rd was the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. I didn't do much shopping (only 5 skeins of yarn -around $50 worth). But I took two classes with Nancy Bush - Estonian Traveling Stitches, and Nordic Color.

On May 21st the Uruguayan author Eduardo Galeano read at Politics and Prose. Recently, his name became more well known after the president of Venezuela gave President Barack Obama a copy of Galeano's book Open Veins of Latin America. Galeano was passionate,eloquent and very funny. His work is rooted in the history of the American continent(s), yet he is above all very literary. There were about 300 people there to hear him - old (and young) leftists, many Latinos, P&P regulars, and the curious. I was so glad I didn't miss this!
May 23rd was Stitch and Pitch here in DC. The Nationals played the Baltimore Orioles which made it lots of fun! No goody bags this year, but there was plenty of good company. I worked on my Ravelry Sox's group traveling scarf, and finished my section.