Sunday, August 21, 2005

Is it hot out here, or is it just me?

Last night I got the opportunity to sub into a really fantastic woodwind quintet. Little did I know it was going to be a two hour job outside on a stage in the blinding Texas summer heat!! Amplified. With large audience. Good Lord! I felt like it was the oboe show with woodwind backup. They assured me the mix was just fine..... but I am still not so sure. I am also pretty sure that when you make a mistake in an amplified situation the sound guy can somehow instantaneously turn that dissonant note up to about the 500 decibel range. What? I'm not kidding! BUT! Other than that and the fact that my oboe spontaneously combusted...let's not talk about the reeds........the job was really fun. :0) Ahhh, you know me...I just like to complain to hear myself type. In all serious though, the other musicians are all wonderful players and I feel honored to have been asked to play with them. I would play with them just about anywhere. (I have to draw the line at the Death Valley concert coming up next July)
Knitting.....well..let's just say that it isn't as easy to remove the waste yarn from that Butterfly ruffle as one would think. Or could it have been my raging hormones? I suddenly had the desire to throw it into the street and drive over it. MUST have been hormones and the fact that I had no business knitting with half a house still left to pack!!!!!. Anyhow, I did muddle through and get one side sewn and grafted, and the other will happen soon. I will post pics the minute she is done. Unless I throw the camera into the street and drive over IT as well.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

blocking, blocking, 1, 2, 3.....

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And lest you think this is just a nasty old dirty towel..........well...ok. Maybe it looks that way.But! LEST you think. It is actually the Rowan 37 Butterfly in cocoon form (blocking) waiting to become the beautiful butterfly she is....oh crap. Let's just tell it like it make my butt look ever so enlarged when I am wearing it...but hey! I don't have to look at it. :0)

Monday, August 15, 2005

books and books

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Here is proof positive of the impending move. One bookshelf down and one to go. Have I read all these books? No. Do I think I will know them by osmosis once I have purchased them? Yes.

Shetland Cobweb

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Here is the cobweb from Two Swans.

more goodies

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Oh my litle Kidsilk, how I love you. This is the color *drab*. I love this shade and I am planning on making the cowl neck pullover from Interweave Knits Winter 2004. I have also received my Sheland cobweb from Two Swans. What fantastic service and speed!! I highly recommend her.

stash enhancement

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My new book and patterns from Heirloom Knitting. Yeeeeee! Wedding Ring shawl here I come!

Museum Opening

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Here is the quintet I organized for the Tyler Museum opening of the Chatsworth Exhibition. This exhibition will only be in seven cities in the US and it was fantastic to see. I was this l___l close to Handel's signature. Ok, so the guard was a little uneasy..heh...but he didn't say anything. I will go back to see the rest as soon as the season with East Texas Symphony starts.