Summer weekend finally!
Saturday was very laid back. I sorta helped with the fixing up of Jesper's catamaran (Prindle 16
). It first involved watching Kris saw off a branch of the tree above where the boat is parked at the UW canoe house. Then Kris injured his finger and I bandaged it up. He went to ER to see if he needed stitches - it was that bad. Luckily it didn't need stitches.
After the boat was all fixed up and ready to sail another day, we had a lovely BBQ dinner on Impulsive then headed to the local pub to watch the Tour de France. I left Jesper at the pub and went to Amy's b-day party at Howl at the Moon Piano bar in Pioneer Square. It was fun. I'd never been to a piano bar. We all had a coupon
that we printed online and got $1 drinks until 11PM and free admission. I skipped out on the dancing afterwards at Cowgirls Inc. - I know - I'm lame!
Sunday Jesper left for a hike at 6AM and I accidentally slept in until noon. Cleaned house to make up for not thinking of anything better to do on a beautiful sunny day than knit. Luckily, Jesper returned around 2PM and we decided to sail the catamaran - the wind was blowing and it was 80 degrees out.
I've never actually been on a catamaran when it was windy enough to move. I was nervous, but since Jesper promised to do everything possible to avoid a capsize, I felt better. It's wierd how I get nervous becasue there's nothing I'm actually afraid of. I have a wet suit - was quite hot and was happy to get splashed and wet. I knew if we capsized we could get help from a ton of boats out there and have even done a capsize recovery when I took the class when there was no wind during my class 2 years ago. The speed was the part that got me nervous when we got on the water, but hiking out solved the healing part. I wonder when I'll get over this feeling - for now - sailing is still like an extreme sport to me. Luckily when you crash into water - it's softer than cement. I'll stick with sailboats over motorcycles I think.
knitting news: I fed Jen's cats in Duvall on Saturday AM and had to stop at the "Yarn Addiction" store on the Duvall main drag. It happened to be her 1 year store anniv. and I helped her celebrate by eating the first corner of her cake. She even gave me a pencil she had printed up with the store name and ph#. I felt obligated to buy something and she commented on every yarn I touched. I got 2 balls of Cascade Fixation to make socks with.
I am done with the front + back of Jesper's sweater. Onto the sleeves now. Maybe I'll be done in a week or two.
Why is it that the RAM sportsbar had some award show on the BIG screen and we had to ask them to turn on the Tour de France on a tiny TV - then have to ask for closed captioning too? Isn't Tour de France hot news with Lance Armstrong and his yellow bracelets and this being his last year? I have to admit, I've never watched cycling on TV before, but I just thought that a big sports bar would be showing the hotest sports, not a hollywood awards show.
Tonight I am going to Purlygirls, the bonus is Rebecca is giving me an accordian! Watch out - I may be learning a polka - I'm not sure how that will be possible without lessons. Maybe I'll take a group lesson in the winter? We'll see.