Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Of baseball and lighthouses...
Being a person of fertile imagination, I can imagine that there may be a few folks out there that neither know nor (do I say it) care that the Colorado Rockies have made it into the World Series. We are fair-weather fans here in Colorado. For the most of their short-lived history, the Rockies have been cursed and grumbled about, and you'd have been hard pressed to have found anyone who admitted to being a hard-core fan. But now we are ALL Rockies fans, wildly cheering them on and scrounging through our wardrobes to find something purple to wear! Now, I must say that I would like to see them do well. I am a Colorado gal, after all, and I do possess the loyalty gene. But I confess that I have never been to one of their games. I do have a son who goes to their games, and has been a pretty loyal fan, even when they have stunk (stank? -well, you get my drift).
I have, however, been to a Red Sox game. And my other son lives in Boston. And the Sox games have actually been on a TV channel we can get in our non-cable household. So we have been watching the Red Sox, and cheering them on, though obviously not loudly enough. I would really enjoy a Red Sox vs Rockies series. I would watch it like a true baseball fan. I might even wear purple with a red hat (or red socks)!
So what does that have to do with lighthouses and tapestries? Well, I decided to weave on the small lighthouse tapestry during the Sox game last night, instead of pulling out my knitting. If the Sox had done better, and the game had had just one extra inning, I'd have finished the sucker! But they did not. As it is, I got it mostly done. They do play again tomorrow night, so I'll finish it then, and probably start the other woven side-to-side version. As you can see, I am doing it very simply - hey, you try to weave complexity while watching someone named Coco Crisp or a guy named Manny, who has long dreadlocks, hit a home run! But I wanted it to be simple, anyway, as I want them both to be examples of work beginning students can understand, and be inspired by.
Hope it works. And I hope the Red Sox play better tomorrow night!