Monday, March 19, 2007

From the ridiculous to the sublime

or the other way around, depending on your point of view.

It was a busy and fantastic weekend starting with an evening of hilarious juggling and commentary by The Flying Karamozov Brothers at Cal Tech's Beckman Auditorium. I'd heard of these guys and seen a short clip on some TV program years ago. They're amazing, not only with their juggling, but their sense of humor.

At the other end of the spectrum was a trip to see Tannhauser. I haven't been to a live opera in maybe twenty years and have never seen a live Wagner performance. This one was worth it. Thanks to my friend E for a wonderful Sunday afternoon.

And in between that there was the sale at Unraveled.

Eight skeins of Koigu and four of Colinette Jitterbug. Not only was it 30% off but I had gift certificates from my birthday that offset about half the purchase price. I think I have two skeins of the Jitterbug already that I'll add to this for a shawl. The Koigu is also for a shawl. My friend L (of L&H fame) is making the Spanish Dancer shawl and I want to make one like it. I just have to find out how many more stitches to add to the original pattern to make it bigger.

And then there was St. Patrick's Day Dinner at Judy's. A really perfect dinner of corned beef and cabbage and potatoes and carrots. And jalapeno rolls just for fun and they had some green in them.


mary said...

Sounds like it was an all around successful weekend! You got some visual and aural stimulation in the shows, tactile in the yarn and smell and taste in the dinner. What more could anyone ask for?

Anonymous said...

What a fabulous weekend - I'm jealous. All I can say is that I got most of the chores done that I needed to get done... sigh....

Hope your week is just as nice!


Anonymous said...

Wasn't that sale fantastic? I managed to get a dozen hanks of malabrigo for a couple of sweaters I'm planning to make. Now I know why all the jitterbug was gone!

Catherine D. said...

I haven't seen the Karamazovs in years! Great fun.