February 8, 2009
I have been a bad blogger lately, in part because I’ve really been trying to get this school work done (which I did today) and in part because I’ve been busy with nothing really…more randomness.
I intended to blog on Thursday evening when I got home from the ballet. I saw Seven Beauties. I was by far the best ballet I’ve seen here in Baku. I’m sure I’ve been to other ballets in my lifetime, but I can’t remember any of them so I’m just going to put this out there and say that Seven Beauties is the best ballet I’ve ever seen. I really think this is where a lot of the money from the Ballet and Opera theater goes…to this production. The program is full color and bilingual (Azeri and English). The costumes are magnificent, the music beautiful and the dancers are well rehearsed. I’m hoping that I can find a video taped version of this ballet to share with my friends and family. I know I’ll be able to find the music on CD no problem.
I wish I could find a great picture of the performance. The pictures I took don’t do it justice. Here’s a picture of the program cover
this doesn’t do it justice either, but you get an idea of how colorful the costumes were.
Friday I intended to post about my walk and the “loaded lada” that I finally took a picture of. I got sidetracked and then we went out for the evening and so much for that. Here’s a picture of the car, loaded down with apples. This is a typical sighting all around Baku. You see cars filled with various food stuffs parked in the alley, off to the side of the road, etc. If you want what they are selling you buy it. This guy has a regular little produce stand. His good actually look pretty decent. I may have to visit him for some fruits and veggies every now and then…especially since he didn’t charge me to take his picture.
Yesterday I didn’t blog because I was playing Mousehunt and still trying to figure out this sweater snafoo! I still don’t get it. It seems that there is an error in the pattern in the number of stitches/placement of the second marker for the two smaller sizes. I’ve posted to Ravelry, I’ve put a call out to my mom and sister, my friend here in Baku is helping me and still I am stumped. I think I’m going to frog it and start over with the number of stitches that I think it should have and go from there….but before I do that I’ll be scouring cyberspace looking for any information I can on how the heck to do the 5×1 rib with increases on the Welt and Rib Raglan. Certainly I’m not the only one who knits, blogs and is making the sweater in this size.