So, to all of you that are mothers, Happy Mother's Day!
In Philly, Mother's Day is also known for the Race for the Cure. Although this was the first year in a while that I was actually here for Mother's Day, I opted not to participate. Too many slow walkers that you can't actually do the 5k as a race. Still, the Parkway was packed w/ people in pink bright and early this morning.
Instead of driving up to NJ to see my mom (she told me not to come, really), I took a nice, long bike ride, doing 2 laps on West River Drive. I thought I was going to be out there forever b/c the headwind heading back into Center City was a killer.
Yesterday, I got together w/ some of my knitting friends from Rosie's for a "knit-out" in Rittenhouse Square. The weather wasn't as cooperative as I had hoped (overcast and chilly), but the company was good. (Thanks for the picture Lisa)
At one point, a group of 4-year-old girls came over and wanted to play w/ the yarn. It was really cute.
Sherry even taught Mindy how to spin yarn. Looks too complicated for me. I'd rather just buy it already made up.
During the afternoon, we were serenaded by a group of Mummer's who seemed to at first be part of a wedding reception, but then circulated their way around the square. We also saw some interesting bicycles: an ice cream sundae and a baby carriage. The sad part was, they weren't giving out any ice cream. :(
Oh and on the knitting front, I am 3/4 of the way done w/ my clapotis scarf/stole. This picture is a little old (doesn't show any of the dropped stitches), but it gives you an idea of how nice the sea silk knits up.
Finally, I finished my first Monkey Sock, and will eventually cast on to finish the 2nd one. I'm not in a huge rush since I won't be wearing wool socks (hopefully) for a few months.