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No fiber activities here…

There’s been a dearth of fiber activities here. Why?

Reason #1

I didn’t realize how dirty the deck was until I started to scrub. On the left is the result of winter grime. On the right is what it is supposed to look like. It took me 2 afternoons to scrub the deck. Each evening, my arms were so sore that I couldn’t even think about picking up knitting needles. Everything takes longer when you are doing it all by yourself. I definitely didn’t sign up for that. But still, it’s very gratifying when it’s done.

Reason #2

Last week was the start of the Wednesday evening racing series. I had to go out and make a showing. We came in right in the middle of the pack. I’m happy with that.

Reason #3

My first cruise out of the season. Our club cruised out to South Beach Harbor (See those pointy sticks behind the ball park? It’s my other pointy stick passion.), and watched the Giants lose to St. Louis. Nonetheless, it was a fabulous day, fabulous cruise, fabulous after party on the boats, and fabulous brunch at Delancey Street.

Hopefully, fiber activities will resume soon. But it will have to wait until after South Bay Opening Day this weekend. I haven’t decided if my boat will enter the decorated boat parade, but if you decide to drop by, I’ll be tending bar, starting at 1230!


I had a wonderful visit with Grace and Iris yesterday. We did a little shopping on California Street. Then it was to Thai Silk. I had a really difficult time dragging Grace out of there. It was a kid in candy store. Iris spent the entire shopping expedition with her nose in the new magic book she bought. She practiced one of her magic tricks on me while we had some ice cream.

This was followed by a wonderful evening sail, with help from my friends Larry and Robin. Mom and Mark met us for dinner at the club afterwards.

Pictures? I forgot my camera. You’ll have to wait for Grace’s.

32nd America’s Cup

I shouldn’t have tried to knit lace as I watched Race 7 of the America’s Cup. I ended up unknitting more than I knitted because I was wrapped up in the race. Or I missed a maneuver because I was counting. Thank goodness for Tivo. I finally got smart and put the knitting down and just watched the race. Spinning is a much better choice.

It’s been said that watching a sailing race is like watching paint dry. Well, this series blew that idea right out of the water. If you sneezed, you missed an important maneuver that resulted in a lead change.

I think both the Swiss and the Kiwis did an excellent job of the race. It really could have gone either way. It all came down to 2 seconds. A couple of heartbeats.

I’m glad the Cup is over. I can now return to my knitting.

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