See the bald guy up on the ladder on the far left? It's a little hard to see since we were so far away (I enlarged the picture a bit), but that's no less than Patrick Stewart! Yes, Captain Jean Luc Picard himself (or Professor Xavier, if you prefer).
In addition to the game, we also had dinner two nights with brother and his two friends, who were also visiting for the weekend. Sure made the two of us feel old, hanging out with those young people (or perhaps young by proxy?). We also were able to meet my aunt and uncle for brunch yesterday before we headed home. I, for one, didn't sleep that much, but it was a fun weekend.
I did not get as much knitting done as I would have liked. Although I claimed I might have been able to finish the Clapotis for my mom on the trip, it was not to be. As of this morning, I was nearly done with eight of 13 straight rows repeats. It might have happened if I'd been monogamous to one project, but alas, the allure of the Pumpkin Pie Sock did me in; I couldn't resist its charm. You want to see what it looks like, don't you? Well here you go:
Yes, I know this isn't a great shot; my personal photographer left for Chicago for the week again today, so you're stuck with my trying to get a good angle of my own leg. As you can see, the first sock is almost done, and it fits perfectly. And before you start leaving me a comment telling me that my leg looks all lumpy -- those are the little yarn bobbins of the ends I have to weave in once the knitting is done. Which it should be shortly (roughly 1/2" more of the pumpkin and then the toe in cream).
as it appears
Final thought for tonight: Unless you're living under a rock (or in another country), you should know what tomorrow is -- and I don't just mean the end of all those annoying campaign ads. Consider this a public service announcement and a friendly reminder to exercise your constitutional right to vote. I don't care who you vote for, just VOTE!