Well, after some hectic days, I did manage to finish the first sleeve of the Phil Eponge cowl. I haven’t even cast on for the second one yet but I think that will be taken care of today. I’m hoping to get out of work early enough today to make it to a small knitting gathering tonight but that is always such a crap shoot and I usually lose. Either way, I intend some quality knitting today. I have to take advantage of the time inbetween work (I’ve been working such insane hours – no 9-5 for me).
So the show the other night was fabulous- and I was happy to hear it got 6 nominations for the Tonys yesterday. I normally don’t have any interest in the Tonys – I think it’s a given that most shows will be nominated since there are so few opening every year, and I don’t see most of them. But the performances in Caroline, or Change were magnificent. I don’t think it will have a long run though. It’s too thought-provoking, whereas most tourists just want fluff like Mamma Mia (yuck). For those that haven’t heard about Caroline, it’s an operetta set in 1963 Louisiana, and the story of a Black maid and the relationship she has with the Jewish family she works for. I had some issues with the story itself but there’s no doubt it’s really entertaining.
The rest of the weekend was filled with mah jongg, Mother’s Day festivities (shopping and a wonderful WONDERFUL dinner at Gramercy Tavern – we did the Spring Tasting Menu) and last night, a fabulous thunderstorm that unfortunately scared the bejeezus out of my dog, who would not stop shaking despite all the talking and petting I gave to him. So I didn’t get all that much sleep.
Well hopefully will have more knitting to report tomorrow. I don’t know if it’s feasible, but I have a goal of finishing this cowl by Saturday, to wear on a little slumber party trip to Philadelphia that day (yes, we’re all in our 30s, I don’t think you ever outgrow the slumber party).