Monday, October 18, 2010

How much...


How much knitting can one do on an 8-hour car ride to and from Cleveland, OH?

One hat's worth.
And a couple more inches on a sweater that will be wonderful when finished, but is sort of a slog right now...




Project: Notre Dame de Grace by Veronik Avery
Yarn: Spud & Chloe Sweater
Needle: 4.5mm
Started: September 21, 2010






Of course, the next obvious question is: why would one want to drive for 8 hours to and from Cleveland OH?

To visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, naturally...

Unfortunately one cannot take pictures in the Hall of Fame, so one has to rely on one's not-always-reliable memory (yeah, even after only 2 days, I'm fuzzy on a few things). However, pictures of the Hall of Fame are permitted.

We took Tanner and Ben, as part of Tanner's 16th birthday gift, and it was AMAZING. 6 floors of artifacts and information: hand-written notes for songs by the Beatles and Bruce Springsteen, musical instruments (Jerry Lee Lewis' piano, Eric Clapton's guitar), clothes (Freddy Mercury, Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon's Sgt. Pepper uniform). Some of my favourites were the utterly outlandish outfits worn by Hendrix, according to the plaque, "both on stage and in every day life". Seriously, if you saw someone coming towards you in the grocery store in some of these things, you'd be calling for back-up.

There were some things I didn't understand, like, how did Rod Stewart get inducted 5 years before Paul McCartney? And where was Stevie Ray Vaughan? Or Chicago? Come on, people - Iggy Pop and the Stooges are there, but Stevie Ray is not?

All in all, though, a great weekend trip - we stayed in downtown Cleveland, within walking distance of restaurants, the Hall of Fame and lots of other things we were too tired to see; perfect weather; no delays at the border; and I got to knit there and back... all very civilized.

And now we're heavy into autumn, the leaves are falling (which translates to: must start raking soon), and temperatures are dropping faster than I'd like. You'd think, me being a knitter, that I'd love a little extra crispness in the air so I could wear sweaters, but in fact, I am happiest with the hot, humid weather we had so much of this summer. I'm kind of surprised that it's so fall-like already, but I think I've lost about 6 weeks, and am slowly reacquainting myself with what's around me.

So, we move on into "the new normal", which really is anything but, and just keep putting one foot in front of the other.

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5 comments:

Sandra said...

life does start to take on a semblance of normalcy, eventually.
And I too, prefer the hot humid days of summer - I can knit wool any time of year - isn't that what air conditioning is for? To make it easy to knit wool in August?

deirdre said...

My thoughts exactly...

Anne said...

I'm so glad to see that you do crazy things like drive to Ohio and back for the weekend -- never give that up.

It does get better.....it's all part of life.....

kelly said...

OMG....the plaid carpet...LOVE it. My parent's house had this orange/brown pattern...which aren't those colors all back in again? It all comes back around baby....the roadtrip looked fun. Anna is quite impressed... ;)

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