Monday, June 25, 2007

a weekend behind

Last weekend was a busy one; the most recent, not so much. Last Saturday we headed up the Hudson for a trip to the Franklin D. Roosevelt birthplace and presidential museum. It's a very lovely place, and well worth a side trip from Rhinebeck, should you find yourself needing a diversion from a huge wool show in October (only 15 miles or so).

The most exciting part of the trip was the Eleanor Roosevelt Roosevelt* section of the Museum. Look! She knits!

The information cards note that Eleanor often knit through the many meetings she attended as First Lady.

Her needles! And needle-keepers! And a stocking in progress. There were other unfinished items from the end of her life, too.

(Doesn't she look more comfortable with needles in hand?)

*She was a Roosevelt before marriage, niece of Teddy, and fifth cousin of Franklin. Hubby found an interesting geneology site somewhere showing that nearly all of the U.S.'s Presidents are related somehow. It's on the Internets, so who knows if it's accurate.

After the museum, we went to New Paltz to see Pink Martini, which was the most rowdy crowd I think I've ever seen. Both Thomas and China from Pink Martini seemed freaked out by the enthusiasm of the audience. Which was pretty funny.

Sunday was another action packed day: the Renegade Craft Fair** (with a rather uninspired write-up in the Times yesterday), and then the leading contender for the 2008 Best Musical Tony award: In the Heights. Should you have the opportunity, go immediately.

**I bought one skein of yarn, and Hubby got some notebooks, but it was really too hot to think about shopping.

As a result of the plethora of activity, this weekend involved lots of cooking and lots of not doing much at all. Wonderful.


Brenda said...

Eleanor does look better with needles in her hands! Sounds like you had a great trip. Glad this weekend was relaxing.

~Kristie said...

What a great weekend! Thanks for sharing the great photos of Eleanor's knitting and I especially like her helping you out with your knitting. That's great!!