Outer space, rockets, and UFOs

December 29, 2009 2 min read

Yesterday we took Colton up to DC to see the National Air and Space Museum. He is really into the planets, and he and Bill spend quite a bit of time looking at the NASA's astronomy picture of the day. For Christmas Colton's Uncle Ralph and Aunt Karen sent him a model of the solar system, a puzzle of the planets, and a very cool book on space. We've been having a great time with it, so this seemed like a perfect outing....apparently a few hundred dozen other families and several small countries thought so too.

The museum was a mob scene, but we we managed to score tickets to the Imax 3D movie on the international space station narrated by Tom Cruise. It was really amazing to see how it all worked, and quite inspiring to see how different nations collaborated to build this enormous orbiting ship.

The scale of these things is just amazing.

It was a long and full day, so my usually chatty boy was very quiet on the way home.

Since this is a knitting blog, you're probably wondering about the UFO I mentioned in the title of this post. Perhaps some of you remember Petra, the beautiful jacket from CocoKnits that's worked in one piece. I started mine about a year ago, and then got distracted by other projects (yes, it happens to the best of us). So yesterday morning, I pulled it out and knit on it while Bill drove up to the museum. Size 11 needles, it goes really fast. I only had a few inches done, but by the time it got dark I had done this much. It doesn't look like much in the photo, but as I mentioned, it's worked all in one piece, so this is the length on the back and the fronts.

Last night I bound off for the armhole, and today I started the sleeve. I hope to have it done by the time I re-open the shop Tuesday.

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