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July 17, 2008

girls, epic, and mad skillz
posted by soe 11:51 pm

Three beautiful things from the past week:

1. Sarah and I went to see the Indigo Girls perform at Wolf Trap tonight. We’ve been talking about doing this for something on the order of three years, so it was great that the stars finally aligned tonight. In addition to it being a girls’ night out, listening to the Indigo Girls always reminds me of our college sing-alongs and of Kim and Rebecca in particular. I was thinking of you tonight as I lay under the stars.

2. Okay, so the end result was not what National League fans were hoping for, but I don’t think anyone who stayed up for the entirety of the fifteen-inning All-Star Game couldn’t have asked for for a more exciting game. Whether it was the AL comeback in the 8th or the NL saving the game again and again in extra innings, it was definitely one for the history books — and for the memory bank.

3. Over the couple weeks I’ve acquired several new fibery skills in order to continue work on the Summer of Socks. Two weeks ago, the new skill was short-row heels (for the non-knitterly amongst my readers, that means heels that have a diagonal line running along the side of the heel like most store-bought socks have). Last week it was starting a sock from the toe and working up toward the cuff. Last night it was working a crocheted-trim edge along socks I began optimistically for St. Patrick’s Day back in March. It’s all very exciting to have these weapons in my sock-making arsenal.

Category: three beautiful things. There is/are 4 Comments.

Indigo Girls!! I am jealous!!

Comment by Jenn 07.18.08 @ 5:25 am

i heart me some short row heels. love love love! congrats

Comment by laura 07.18.08 @ 2:04 pm

Congratulations on all those new skills, and on the swap package! It sounds like a great theme, and you have some gorgeous yarn there.

Comment by Debby 07.18.08 @ 5:04 pm

Nothing beats laying under the stars at Indigo Girls concert (particularly nice during Ghost, I might add).

I am jealous too! Maybe I’ll have to come down for a visit to Sarah’s the next time the IG are at Wolftrap (which I hear is just like our SPAC in Saratoga, NY).

Comment by Sionna 07.21.08 @ 2:18 pm