Saturday, July 31, 2010

A Year in the Making, day 336

Today, we spent a good portion of the day at the Seattle Scottish Highland Games. We caught several of the games competitions, as well as a performance by the Seattle Knights.

The weather was absolutely divine - low 70s, and overcast till about 3pm, so there was no danger of overheating. If only the weather will hold through next weekend, and the Washington Midsummer Renaissance Festival. *fingers crossed*

It was a bit cool, but I broke out some summer finery, my hand-tatted barefoot sandals by TotusMel on Etsy.

barefoot sandals

We got to watch the hammer toss:

hammer toss 13

And the caber toss:

caber toss 7

That gent in the right corner of that shot, with his arms raised? He got the flip all three times he tossed. It was a sight to see!

The munchkin defended us from a pirate:

fighting the pirate 3

There were shaggy ponies, oops, I mean Irish Wolfhounds!

irish wolfhound 2

(There were actually real shaggy ponies too.)


And there were kilts. Ooooh, were there kilts!

seattle knights 14

We came home, fired up the grill, and stuffed ourselves on cheeseburgers and corn on the cob, and I'm now in my regular spot on the sofa, listening to The Swing Years on NPR and indulging in some blood orange soda. Have I mentioned lately that life is good?

One little old necklace for the evening:

Lucky Stars Green Glass and Sterling Silver Choker


Anonymous said...

great pictures :) I love the tatted sandals (is tatted the right word? crocheted?) those Celtic men aren't too shabby either

capitalcitycrafts said...

What a great day- so much fun!

Designs by Victoria said...

Muddy - tatted is the right word. I love that kind of work - so delicate looking, but they're really sturdy!