Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Allons enfants de la Patrie...

Judy demands a new posting and I oblige. I was scolded on Sunday for not posting in ages. Life I am afraid has intervened, but there has been a lot of knitting going on. This is the first of two Beatrix, knit for little miss Shayna...
The last five weeks have been spent fighting a vicious case of viral bronchitis. Every once in a while I think my boss is going to throw me a fish for being such a good seal. Before that I was sans laptop, after Tosca danced on the keyboard, then settled in for a nice long toasty nap which fried my hard drive.


Saturday, I rallied a bit to celebrate Bastille Day with my friends. In Philly, the Eastern States Penitentiary stands in for the Bastille...nice, grey and very forbidding. There is even a working guillotine for chopping watermelons rather than Marie Antoinette's neck.

Marie grandly declares, "Let them eat cake!" and the crowd below is pelted with...Twinkies? It used to be so much better when it was Tastycake Butterscotch Krimpets...sigh.

It is fun though to see the little kids there with their catcher mits seeing how many they can grab. This is my editorial Twinkie shot...

But even better was the presence of one of literature's most notorious knitters, Madame Defarge. She was so pleased to show off her knitting and be recognized. Fortunately my name was no where to be found on her lovely scarf. My neck is safe for now!

Are you happy now, Judy?

4 comments:

EmilyG said...

Beatrix is stunning!!!

My parents have a long-standing Bastille Day joke. When they were younguns in Toledo, OH, there was a local radio station kind of out in the middle of nowhere. People would line up outside for the Bastille Day broadcast, where when their turn came, the DJ would ask "Who do ya wanna dedicate your head to?" They would dutifully answer, "Yah, I'd like to dedicate my head to Mom, Dad, and little Joey, and alla guys down at the 7/11." Which was followed by a nice juicy "ka-THUNK" guillotine sound effect. So every year the question in our home was "who do ya wanna dedicate your head to?"

mariss said...

Yay! I'm glad you finally posted, but understand your long break. I was just thinking of Madame Defarge last night, a quizzo question featured A Tale of Two Cities.

Glad you had fun, and the sweater is gorgeous!

Dacia said...

twinkies? throwing twinkies? that looks like fun! the sweater is gorgeous.

Judy said...

I am so sorry, I came right home and read the blog (and chuckled) and then thought how nice it would be to comment. I must have been distracted, 'cause I never did. Lisa reminded me today. Age does take its toll.
And, a great big thank you.