Aunt C & X
There are several rounds, each a different "class" that is competing. The cars all line up, rev their engines, wave to the crowd. Then the flag is dropped and they go to town, crashing and banging into one another with as much force as possible. Each car has a red flag attached to signal you're still in the game. You're disqualified if you intentionally strike the driver's side door (for safety reasons - we don't want anyone to get hurt!). You are also required to break your flag if your car stalls and you can't get it restarted in a pre-determined amount of time. Also, if you get stuck in the mud or on the logs surrounding the ring, you're out (for the obvious reason that you can no longer move - and it's not safe for other cars to try and push them out of the ring further).
And by the time X and I left for home, it had drastically cooled off. A storm was rolling in and the clouds blocked out that hot, hot sun. A nice breeze came through and it became an enjoyable evening - a break in the humidity. :)
I was also able to use this night as an opportunity to test out a new bag I made. The pattern is the Flouncy Bag from One Yard Wonders by Rebecca Yaker & Patricia Hoskins. I made it with the intention of using it as a project bag for my knitting, but thought I may want to use it for other things every now and then. I love how the bag turned out, but I will stick with it for it's intended purpose.
KnitBook to make all the pieces. I omitted the ribbon embellishment on the strap and the ribbon pockets on the inside.
The lining is not gathered, just straight 9" panels attached to an oval bottom. If I were to make this bag again, I'd make the lining bigger. There is no give to the inside and you can store very little. I wouldn't like this bag as a purse or an out-and-about bag because I'd have no room. Along with making it bigger, I might even consider gathering the lining to give it that great ease.
My hopes with that redesign is that it would also give the outside more shape and play up the gathers. Very easy, cute bag, though. I love it for my knitting - it stores everything I need pretty well. :)