Opera In The Domain is a packed out event, so those in the know usually get there early on Saturday and reserve their spots before the majority of the crowd rolls in. This year a bunch of Sydney knitters got together from lunchtime onwards to sit, knit, chat, drink and then enjoy the Opera. It had looked like it wasn't going to happen earlier in the day, because from Friday afternoon onwards it was grey and rainy. But despite a gloomy start to the day, the clouds cleared and it turned into a beautiful mild night.
Even though it was an overcast afternoon it was also hot and humid, so much of the time we were huddled under whatever shade we could find or make for ourselves. We hung out, entertained some of the passers by who weren't used to seeing people knitting en masse, and then enjoyed a magical night of Opera. Fantastic! I'm definately going again next year.
We were so happy - and you?
The before picture, sitting and knitting (L), later in the day the crowd starts rolling in (R)
David Reidy interviews us for his "Sticks & String" podcast.
Webgoddess & The Snook (L), Roceal, Adam and a ball of Tofutsies sock yarn (R)
Webgoddess, where your stitches at?
Street performers to keep the crowd amused (L) and kicking off with the National Anthem (R)
For an expat American, Webgoddess sure does LOVE the National Anthem
Evening settles over the Opera (L), city skyline (R)
[As always, click the pics to watch them grow!]