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Monday, September 28, 2009

This dance ain't for everybody

I'm having a case of doldrums this week, so I'm just going to put up some photos of hats and move on.

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We had pointless "training" at work Wednesday through Friday so I got a lot of knitting done. Two hats and one pair of slippers. I've already cast on another hat, and am also working on a cowl out of handspun cashmere and two pair of socks, but nothing fascinatingly photographic there.

Pittsburgh survived the G20 mostly unscathed. Some of the police over-reacted a bit, and some of the "protesters" (who I think weren't actually protesters but just bored college students) acted up but for the most part, no problems.

Bob and I went to the opera on Saturday. Eugene Onegin, which is in Russian, so my mom didn't want to go, so we went. It was pretty good, some of the singers were amazing, and we had a nice dinner beforehand at this terrific downtown restaurant called Braddock's, inside the Renaissance Hotel. The food was superb from top to bottom, the service impeccable, the atmosphere lush and understated, and the prices reasonable. I can't recommend it enough. I have some photos on my cell phone that I will post hopefully within the next couple of days. Seriously, though, if you're looking for a nice place to eat out downtown, this place is great. I got the hanger steak and it was incredible. They also know how to do frites, which a lot of places don't.

I think part of my doldrums is due to the weather changing to chilly and autumnal. Fall used to be my favorite season but now that the years are flying by for me, I don't like it so much anymore.

Although I do love a good apple cider.

Almost forgot-here's the raku thing I painted last week.
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It didn't come out nearly as awesome as my vision for it was but hey, it's still pretty.

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3 comments:

KnittingReader said...

I loved seeing all the pictures of Pittsburgh--it's really pretty there.

Patricia said...

Super pretty hats, I just love Noro. That is Noro...?

Jamie Longstreth Fritz said...

Knittingreader, come visit any time! Patricia, yes, Kureyon.