Sunday, May 03, 2009

Lacrosse Under the Lights

Who knew? By reading my camera's manual for a few minutes and fiddling with a few settings, I was able to get halfway decent pictures under the lights last night! They certainly aren't as nice as the daytime pictures, but they will do. I just have to remember to be patient because I can't take rapid-fire shots like I can in daylight. Young Man was very much on his game last night. He got new cleats Saturday and we added some gel heel inserts. I'm told that the shoes are now "bouncy." That's high praise for kid cleats.

Playing with the camera meant that I wasn't paying quite as much attention to the game as normal and several goals slipped in without my noticing. Happily, they were all from Young Man's team. We managed to lose track of the score, but the scorekeeper let us know that it ended 8-3 . Young Man had many really good plays where he took the ball away from the opposing team's attack players again and again. They left very disappointed. Today he has a call-back for the summer traveling team. Wish him luck!

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Another Sunny Saturday?

Well, not so much. It is rather cloudy and almost dreary here. Under our Saturday Sky, we found a tortoise pining for a sunbeam. Sorry, buddy, I think you are out of luck today.

Other than the odd weather, it is all lacrosse all the time here. Young Man had two games last Saturday afternoon, but I forgot the camera! He has another game tonight, but I won't be able to get decent pictures under the lights. He also has a call-back for the travelling team. This is the Crush team that he was on last summer. This time he is a big sixth grader and one of the more experienced players. If he makes the final cut, we should be visiting Park City, Utah, and northern California this summer.

Finally, we could use something cheery on this dreary day. I give you pink!

Project: Rotini Scarf (pattern from a local yarn shop
Yarn: Trendsetter Yarns Tonalita in 2420 (lots of pink)
Needles: US 8 (5.0 mm) straights

Notes: Well, it is bright! This isn't usually my thing, but I had a weak moment. All pink yarns were on sale for Valentine's Day and I was looking for a project to make for a mom who has helped us get to lacrosse practices. I rounded a corner and ran smack into a store sample of this pattern and the pattern was free. It is different and not at all my style or coloring, but I think the recipient will like it. I hope so!