Monday, June 18, 2007

Weekend Knitting

I worked on my socks to and from the golf tournament. I turned the heel on both so it's all downhill from here. I imagine these will go into the box for Christmas gift giving which means I only have one more pair to knit for Christmas and then I might be able to make myself a pair!

The U. S. Open was fun. I got to see Tiger up close and personal so that was something. By far the one who seemed most personal with the crowd was Jerry Kelly and, of course, Fred Funk who is always a crowd pleaser.

I don't think I can get off the Open topic without saying a few words about
Oakmont Country Club. We had been there for two previous U.S. Opens. When we got there this time, I didn't recognize the place. They cut down over 4000 trees to make it look more like a links course. How sad. It was gorgeous. It's not now. It is just barren and drab. I don't profess to know a lot about golf. But surely this was a mistake. Why do we want our golf courses to resemble the links courses in Europe? To me, Pennsylvania is one of the most beautiful states in the country. We should try to keep it that way. Oh, I know they brought the trees in to Oakmont after it was built and they were not there originally. They said they wanted to get it back to it's original state. Sometimes improvements are made for a reason.
An interesting tidbit about the day.... We ended up sitting in the grandstands with his daughter. Amazing.


shell said...

wow, sounds like you had a great time! Love the socks! Keep knitting and I hope to see you soon!

minijaxter said...

i like the socks.

and i watched some of the golf tourney on tv (but not a lot)
we were at the beach:)