|I've been fairly busy this weekend, so I'm just getting a chance to post.
Friday I met Theresa, Cynthia and Mel from the MetroStitchers in the city for the first showing of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. I arrived wearing my new Ravenclaw scarf, which I finished Wednesday evening. I spotted a few other house scarves in the crowd. I thought the movie was marvelous! To be honest, I read the book long enough ago that I don't remember all the details. Therefore, although the conversation on the web has been about disappointment in favorite scenes not being included, I didn't really notice.
The effects were fantastic - I love the Quidditch World Cup set. Would have loved to see more of the camp, but time is of the essence. All the characters seemed perfectly cast. I loved Ralph Fiennes as Voldemort. And Miranda Richardson as Rita Skeeter. I did notice some changes in the knitwear for the movie - the Weasley sweater had an applique letter rather than a intarsia one and the scarves look as if they may be knit of a finer wool. I can't wait to see it again to pick up more of the little details
Saturday morning I headed to the park for our club refreshment run. This usually attracts a big crowd and there must have been 50 members turned out. I ran with a friend who runs a good bit slower than I usually do, so I was easily able to make a 5 mile run. This entitled me to a little pigging out at the spread after the run. The club does a nice job - the table was clear in minutes
After running errands and food shopping on Saturday, so that I wouldn't have to do it on Sunday, I spent a good part of the day esconced on the sofa watching videos and stitching. I finally started a Mill Hill beaded kit. The Silver Needle always has a wall of these things at the cross stitch shows and I always pick up a few. I have yet to stitch any of them, however.
Today I actually made it to the park again. I planned on running a faster 2 1/2 to 3 mile stretch, but I got to talking and didn't stop until the turnaround for 5 miles. I left my running companion to continue and headed back. Probably due to a combination of a much faster pace and being a bit wornout from yesterday, I bonked at the 4 mile mark. So I walked the rest of the way. Still, I got 9 miles in this weekend which is more than I've been getting in for an entire week, lately.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!