I crossed another item off my list of 101 yesterday—I went to an O's game at the opposing team's ballpark, and lived to tell the tale. This turned out to be a pretty easy one to accomplish, now that DC has a team, a new, Metro-accessible stadium, and a few non-rabid fans who didn't seem all that riled by the Orioles invasion. O's fans made a nice showing last night, filling at least half the stadium and resulting in the highest attendance since the stadium opened (which, granted, was just earlier this year, but Camden Yards sold out every game for months after it opened; Nats' stadium hadn't managed a sell out since opening day, which is a pretty pitiful showing for a brand spanking new ballpark). We did have a close run-in with a rather ferocious thunderstorm—we were told to take cover, but that's the thing about open air stadiums: not so much "cover." But we all lived to see the 9-1 Orioles victory.
It was pretty fun being the "obnoxious" out of town fan. And despite the rage I feel for Sux and Yanks fans that invade MY ballpark I don't really feel too badly about it, for a number of reasons. 1. D.C. has no business even having a baseball team—the Expos should've been moved to an area without a team, not to city primarily populated by transplants (who is actually from
Now, on to the knitting. Here she is, all fixed up, Lutea Lace-Shoulder Shell:
Pattern: Lutea Lace-Shoulder Shell, Interweave Knits, Summer 2007
Yarn: Cascade Pima Silk, 3.5 skeins
Needles: size 8, trusty Knit Picks Options
Loved this pattern, so simple, super quick knit, almost impossible to mess it up . . . unless, you know, you seam the wrong shoulders together. But only an idiot would do that. The pattern includes short rows, but I found them quite easy this time around, and they left no holes.
The Pima Silk is beautiful, too, the silk has a slight shimmer and it gives the color some depth. The yarn was soft, and not splitty at all.
I can't vouch for the fit, as this is going to Mom for her birthday, but once she has it, I'll try to get her to pose for some pictures.