John and Betsy visited with us this weekend. We enjoyed good Greek food, nice walks (including the marsh) and some of the best guacamole I think I’ve ever made, but the highlight of the weekend was heading out to the Wolftrap Center for the Performing Arts and watching the live broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. The setting was perfect, the show was so much fun and the companions were perfect. We had four contract bus drivers sitting right in front of us in their white shirts and ties. At first we thought they were there from the Lutheran Council to check up on the moral fiber of the show. When they turned to see who was doing all the howling behind them (a Wolftrap tradition…Ow-Ow-Ow-OwooooOOO!!!) we saw their nametags and were relieved that our presence wouldn’t reflect poorly in their report.
I was able to knit throughout the show, inspired by Powdermilk Biscuits and the news from Lake Woebegone. I’m getting started on Cookie A’s German Stockings. I figure dirndl style knee socks will keep me plenty occupied through my entire trip to New Zealand. And hopefully I can finish them on the trip to Germany right afterward. Wouldn’t that be fitting? (I hope they’ll fit around my ham-calves!)