Sunday, June 22, 2008

Where were you when the lights went out?

I was in the pit at Bass Hall! We are in the middle of the ballet performance (click for the review - our concertmaster played a breathtaking solo) and suddenly the stand lights went out. We were in the middle of Khachaturian's Spartacus when POOF! half the orchestra was in darkness. A few lights did remain on, so the players with crucial parts (like solos) sidled up to a light and played. Our conductor said he heard all this scurrying about but since he was looking at the stage he didn't know what happened. As soon as we finished the piece, I ran upstairs to alert our stage manager who was already on his way down to help. Our conductor halted the performance (at the end of Spartacus) while Justin figured out what had happened.
Can you say fried extension cord? The fix was quick and we were back on our toes in no time. Ah, the excitement of live performance :-)

I didn't have a large quantity to play so I got in some quality sock time during rehearsals. This is Meteor from Knitpicks - it was in the sock sampler from a few months ago. And I am knitting another pair of Cookie A.'s Monkeys.

Flutter sleeve is moving albeit a bit slowly. I have finished the ribbing on both fronts and am into the sleeve and neck shaping on one. I couldn't take it to rehearsals - too much counting involved.

Thank you for your buttony input. My friends here who have seen them also thought they would be a nice addition. And Bonnie! That is so funny! We have great taste :-)

The tomato plant is growing very happily and has a few itty bitty tomatoes on it. I put a bird mesh over the top since you warned me about it (thank you, thank you).

I hope your Sunday is restful and the upcoming week is energizing.
See you soon -


twig said...

Oh my. What a time for "lights out"!

Larjmarj said...

Wow...that could cause a few injuries, a bow in the eye or some such.

I need to make the monkey socks, I hear they're a quick knit.

Meredith said...

The tomato plant is looking good! Smart idea to put mesh over it - my only experience growing tomatoes was ruined by birds.