Thursday I saw the Yarn Harlot at Weaving Works in Seattle. She was a good speaker - sort of like a drama type would speak if they were projecting their voice in Athens in an amphitheater. She was funny too. I didn't buy the book and was determined to eat at a decent hour (wasn't about to stand in line for 1+ hours for a signature or brief conversation). Jen & I ate at Cedar's (Indian food) and they lost our order in the "breezy" kitchen. It was tasty though.
Friday night, Jesper & I attended a spectator sport in Redmond - bicycle racing at the Velodrome. It was pretty fun - It must have been since I didn't knit and could have. The announcer was entertaining and there were some exciting moments. It was really cute when the kids got to race. They tiny tots on training wheels didn't quite get it and stopped short of the finish line and turned around. Everyone was screaming "keep going!!!" It was a good laugh.
This weekend was super busy - my friend from college, Danielle, got married. She had a great wedding without all the stiff religious jargon. It was really genuine.
After the wedding, Jesper & headed south on the scenic route to Mt. St. Helen's (our local active volcano) and camped out. We met up with the BBTC
for a ride Sunday morning along the Lewis River.
It was a pretty ride, I sort of turned chicken when I saw some steep declines with the edge of the trail falling off to the river. I was alo frieked out when I was riding along and I heard a crash in the bushes. A girl had stepped off her bike and fell off the trail. Luckily - no dammage.
It was a hard ride mentally for me - but towards the end I got a little braver _ BUT I never fell! Jesper pedalled faster and had a bad crash near the end. He went over his handlebars and landed on his shoulder. We all found him lying in the dirt. He was able to get up and a guy took his backpack and he was able to ride one handed for the remaining 2 miles. By the end of the trail he was in a lot of pain and we decided to find a hospital. Luckily nothing was broken or dislocated. He sprained his shoulder. Also, if he hadn't had a helmet on, he probably would have a concusion. To top off the night - Jesper and his morphine didn't agree and he got sick at my parent's house twice and once more when we got home.
I worked on "Orangina" in the ER and almost finished my first skein. I plan to stop when it get to the "in the round" section and do that on the airplane when I go on vacation in November.
I also took in my Holga film to be developed. Hopefully 8 months in my car didn't damage the film to badly. I scan in some photos if they are any good.