OT: Awesome Weekend!

Even though it’s not quite over yet, I’ve had an awesome weekend thus far. 

Friday

Sam and I got free tickets to the Reading Royals, an ECHL hockey team that I’m a big fan of.  It was quite possibly the best hockey game I have ever been too.  Fights, fan anger, and a win, it was awesome.  And our seats were right behind the Royal’s player bench. 

Yannick Tifu, the Reading Royals captain.
Waiting for their shifts.

Royals victorious!!!

Saturday

Though it started off quiet, Sam and I went to see The Hobbit.  Fantastic movie!  It was beautiful and I’m so happy all the original actors came back.  And Sylvester McCoy, the Seventh Doctor, played an excellent Radagast the Brown.  I can’t wait for the other two movies!!

Sunday

We had our usual breakfast with Sam’s parents.  Afterwards, we were all sitting around talking, and a new community park came up.  My in-laws had already been there, but Sam and I hadn’t.  So we leashed up Snoopy, Sam’s grandparent’s dog, (The in-laws watch him while the grandparents are away because of doggy separation anxiety), and we headed out.  There was pretty pond and a water-filled quarry that is probably gorgeous in the spring and summer.  It was a wonderful time with wonderful fellowship.

Snoopy!

A view of the quarry.

It’s been a great weekend.

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Long Weekend Wrap Up

Long weekends seem short.  Despite the fact that they do fly by, I did get a lot done, crafting-wise. 
Friday:  Knit a little bit before packing, because I had to get ready to go to NYC the next day.
Saturday:  NYC!  My friends Joan and Amanda, and myself went to see this cool museum exhibit on Pompeii.  Very neat.  On the bus trip there, Amanda, a fellow knitter, and I had a great conversation about knitting and looked through the Fall edition of Interweave Knits together.  Otherwise, we bopped around Chinatown and Little Italy.  If you are interested, check out my snapshots in my Flickr photoset.
Sunday:  I finished this baby hat and attempted to learn to crochet.  I think I have the basics down, but everything I tried to do came out a mess.  I did manage a crochet chain on the top of the baby hat, so I’m happy that I at least can manage that.  It’s a start, literally.
I began a pair of fingerless mitts from some leftover Malabrigo Rios yarn that I had.  I got one done quickly on Sunday.  Fun little knit!

Monday:  Ah, Labor Day.  I finished the second mitt in the pair, and put it with the hat that I knit in the same yarn a couple months ago.  Someone is going to get a nice set hat and glove set for Christmas. 
I also went to the local Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts to see what they had.  I did find some different yarns there.  I still prefer AC Moore for stores in that streak, though.
Otherwise, I watched the new Doctor Who (on iTunes) and a lot of Top Gear.  BBCA, crafting, and a little bit of travel….it made for a great weekend.