Yesterday, as we do on boxing day, Leon and I and a bunch of his friends went to the opening day of the Boxing Day Test match. It was a beautiful day, good cricket, nice sunny weather and, for me, and me only in the crown of seventy thousand people - a chance to do some serious knitting.
I had decided to keep it simple for day one - it's very crowded and people want to get in and out of their seats, which means standing up on occasion, so I thought beading was a bad idea. So, I pulled out the baby jumper I was knitting. I was on the sleeves and could only find four of my five double pointed needles. I figured I had somehow left one at Elise's place the day before - until we stood up for the national anthem, when I realised it had rolled under the seat of the women in front of me. I asked her to pick it up for me, which she did, looking quite puzzled at what it could be!
I finished the first baby jumper, and started the second one, which I'm making the same but in reverse colours - did I mention my friend is having twin boys?
So that was day one at the MCG. Today we didn't go to the cricket, we're very tired and have a wedding on tonight, but I will be back, knitting at the MCG tomorrow.