Almost every night there is an activity happening. In the summer they were more exciting, now they tend to revolve around the TV. Either way it is fun to get together in the evenings and enjoy others company. I am in charge of the documentary Thursdays, which we recently moved to Wednesdays so the Yoga group can attend. The next few weeks we are watching “Human Planet”, a very interesting series about other cultures all around the world. I also went to Astronomy class yesterday. One of the telescope guys who has wintered for 14 years teaches a weekly class all winter. He is also a great photographer and will teach us how to successfully photograph the amazing auroras (Southern lights).
I started attending knitting group at the beginning of the summer and learned to knit hats. It is still a work in progress, I have made two hats and one head band. Lately, I have been burned out on knitting so I just go and hangout while others knit. It is a very fun group of people and a great evening whether people knit or not. Here is a photo from the middle of the summer. That was the first day of my hat. As you can see it looks a lot like a roll of yarn. There are many very talented knitters to learn from. One girl was in the process of a sweater and another can knit a whole hat in less than two hours. Since the winter started our knitting group consists of only three of us so we decided just to take our knitting to the astronomy class.
Last Sunday was our first winter over ladies now. We have 9 ladies total ( I lied when I said 8 in an earlier post, who knew 9 was too many to keep track of). Two ladies did not show, but overall was a great turn out and a lot of fun. One of the girls has all of the Bob Ross painting videos and many painting supplies, so we started with his very first video. We painted a walk in the woods scene. We are going to meet every month and try a different video. Hopefully it is all uphill from here!
We discovered that Bob is very hard to keep up with. We decided in the beginning not to pause or rewind the video. So it quickly turned into speed painting. It was even harder to keep up with all the laughter.
We are all in the craft room, which has a ton of crafting supplies. You can’t see the wall of cupboards in these photos, but it is overflowing with supplies. That includes screen printing, two sowing machines, and various paints, markers, crayons and many other items.
Here is our menu for the week. I am going to try to include more information about the day to day as well as special events. I will soon take pictures of the lounges and other areas to show what we like to do in our free time at the South Pole.