Thursday, February 08, 2007

2/8/07 2:19am

Photos to come ...they are on camera phone and mom's given the OK! I'm just too sleepy to beam them in and load em up right now. Yaaaawwwnnn! But I do have more blog fodder to share later. I went to HMS Pinafore tonight with my very best girlfriend MK and it was soooo much fun and so very well done, with little "alaska quips" thrown in, like calling Capt. Corcoran...Capt. Hazelwood (infamous capt of the Exxon Valdez...biggest oil spill ever.....that guy) and other fun things. The costumes of the sisters, cousins, and aunts were beautifully detailed. The chorus was talented (and I KNEW someone in the chorus...she's in my book club...how cool is that? People watching and mingling during intermission at the PAC at an Opera in Anchorage is.....highly entertaining. Fashions run the gamut from Sorrels and Carhartts to rhinestones, sandals and ridiculous heels and bare toes (not even a nylon), and everything in between. But one thing i did notice...I think Anchorage is the home of the really bad haircut. Seriously. Bad hair...color...cut...style...whatever......not good..not good (women AND men)...I'm thinking we all get a little more woolly up here in the winter...Thanks so much again MK! Mmmmmmmmmwwwwwaaaaaaahhhhhh.....................................yaaaaaaawwwwnnnnnn......Oh, and I'm up to 32" of LE....and yes it does seem at times kinda boring...but it's just mindless enough to zone out with it for an hour or so at a time...and it does grow...slowly it seems at times......the Kashmir (more photos for later) is trying to seduce me into swatching her...but I have resisted.....and the Gaucho...i love it sooo much..It totally exceeded my expectations. The Louisa Harding book though...well after first look yay...second look....maybe not so yay but I still like and will possibly knit at least 4 of the several designs...the others may grow on me, especially after I actually "read" the patterns :) goodnight...i am totally rambling.

3 comments:

Trish - My Merino Mantra said...

Can't wait for the pics! Sounds like fun. I went to a Halloween party on Kelley's Island in Lake Erie one year, around the time of the Exxon Valdez disaster. There was a guy dressed up as Captain Hazelwood, complete with forlorn expression. It was a hoot. Another guy at that same party was dressed up as Mel from Mel's Diner on the TV show Alice. Under his apron, he had a stuffed...well, it was a stuffed nylon made to look like... well, you get the picture.

jayne said...

I found that Mondial jacket to be a boring knit. Maybe it was me.

I got 19 st=4" on 5mm needles with the Kashmir Aran, just so you have some data. You know...for when you swatch.

My word to type today would make a good rude noise: flrfrntf

betsy said...

hahahah! I got one of the worst haircuts in my LIFE at the Dimond Center mall.