Thursday, May 08, 2008

Arts and Crafts

Here I am playing catch-up blogging again. There's been so much stuff going on, though pretty much all of it good, so I shouldn't complain. So, what's been going on? Mom and I went to Philadelphia to see the Frida Kahlo exhibit. I couldn't take pictures in the museum, so I had to settle for a shot of the outside, which (of course, with my good timing) they were renovating. So here's a shot of a banner hiding the renovation:We went as part of a tour done through the Smithsonian. It was a really nice, well-organized tour, just like the Jamestown one we did last year.

The following weekend was Maryland Day, which was lots of fun. I saw daring chair acts:
Oooooo, very impressive, huh? This is a student group called, not surprisingly, Chairs. Dunno if they use specially reinforced chairs for these tricks. For each trick, they seemed very concerned that all the chair-to-chair contact points were lined up and square, so maybe it's all about having the chairs balanced just right.

The star attraction was a tentful of cupcakes
They had 50,000 cupcakes to arrange into the school seal and then given out to all the visitors.

Last week was the always-awesome Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. I went with James and Carol Anne and had a nice long day surrounded by fiber and fatty fair food. I waited in a really long line to score some Socks that Rock, but I got to talk to some nice sock knitters, so the wait didn't seem too bad. Gotta remind myself: next year, go to the Fold first!

In the meantimes, I made some socks:

I'm taking these socks (along with other luggage too of course) to SeaSocks. Yup, my parents and I are going cruising! This trip has been in the works for months, but even so, it's hard to believe I'll be on the other side of the country tonight. Though it's pretty easy to believe that I'll be on a yarn crawl by tomorrow morning :)


Jill L said...

Have a blast!

Jinann said...
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Jinann said...

Wow! You've been busy - love the socks!

Have fun on the cruise!