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).

3 Responses to “Barely Out of Tuesday”

Looks like your knitting is coming along quite nicely. I know what you are saying about feeling guilty about knitting. Especially since Spring is here. You feel like you should be outside running around enjoying the weather while it lasts. Soon it will be Summer and it will be hot and humid. Good time to stay inside and knit by the air conditioner. He, He.

Wasn’t that a cool storm? The lightening I could see over the east river was amazing. And my pets also had fits. Imagine if you can 2 dogs and 3 cats in various stages of lounging around the room/bed. The lightening flashes and five sets of ears and hackles go up. Then the thunder crashed and they all dived for me at once. I was buried in a heap of fuzzy folks trying to get under the blankets! The cowl looks lovely. Do you go to the Tues UES Starbucks group? I have been a couple of times but rarely get out of work for it. But if so, maybe we’ll meet there one day!

My Jewish mother-in-law was raised by a black housekeeper in pre ’63 New Orleans. She has fonder memories of the housekeeper than she does of her own mother. I’ll have to tell her about this one.