Here she is passed out on the bed after the graduation. The end of college really took it out of her. Notice how her dress is the same color as the dark blue in the quilt.
The graduation was on the Mall in Washington. Sitting in a metal folding chair in a sea of people with Capitol hill as a backdrop made the usual marathon of patience of a commencement a bit more exciting. I think commencements have been invented just for knitters. Some good knitting got done and I think I was actually able to listen to the speaker better with my eyes focused on my knitting instead of roaming around. Julian Bond, chairman of the NAACP, gave an inspiring speech about civil liberities and encouraging all the graduates to be able to look back in 20 years and feel that they had done something to make the world a better place. I wonder if I've done anything?
I'm working on Stitch Diva's Sahara with Bonnie's Bamboo in Terracotta. I have enough yarn to make the sleeveless or short sleeve version. But as I'm working on this I'm wondering if the long sleeve version might be more practical? Take a look at the link and tell me what you think, short sleeve, sleevless, or long sleeve?
When we were down in DC we went to the new Washington Nationals baseball park to take in a ball game. There is a really nice, open feeling at this ball park, you never feel crowded going in and out of the stadium. I always forget how the pace of the game in the stadium is so different than what you see on TV, the movement of the game seems like slow mo at times and a feeling of relaxation blankets me. Here is Girl Thing and Boy Thing after the game. Girl Thing is zonked. Boy Thing has removed his shirt that got splashed by stadium beer suds and has blue snowcone lips, they sort of match the quilt.