Saturday, January 26, 2008

Bamboozled again!

I say, we are just too darn busy! My plan was to get the sleeves done and blocked by this weekend. But nooooooooooooooo! So here is a little shot of one of the sleeves so you know I have not been shirking :-) my knitterly duties.

Both sleeves are about 14" right now with a goal of 18" before shoulder shaping. Stay tuned for more...... now that we can get back on line easily. BTW, the DSL provider gave us a great big $4.00 credit after I called and complained.

Friday, January 18, 2008

DSL Duh!

Thank you for all your great comments. The Barbie thing really was odd, but hey, a job is a job.
This weekend I am in Tyler performing with the East Texas Symphony. My dear friend Sharon is playing the Mozart Sinfonia Concertante and they needed another oboe. Lucky me - I play only that one tune and then I am done ;-) Should be home by 10:00 Saturday.
Fig - I am using Gedifra California yarn in #3111 (tobacco.) My LYS didn't have any Bamboozle yarn - I would love to try some, though. Bamboozle is moving along again since I ripped out both sleeves and started again, this time casting on only 40 sts instead of 48. The diameter of those sleeves were HUGE. They are better now, thank you.
Our Fiber Optic (DSL) has been down for the past 5 days due to some equipment failure by the provider. Last night it finally came back on. I cannot believe how crazy I felt with no internet access!
I hope to get a lot of Bamboozle done this weekend while sitting in this hotel room. I forgot to bring my camera, so sorry, but no pictures until Sunday.
It's off for a quick bite, then to the hall for rehearsal (I am taking my DH socks to knit while I wait). So later gators!

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Barbie and Bamboozle


So you think this is a strange title? Well! You weren't at today's concert, were you? I had the pleasure of performing with the Ft. Worth Symphony today in a Pops concert featuring Barbie.
Yes folks, Barbie.
The arranger and producer of this concert was Arnie Roth (remember Mannheim Steamroller? That Arnie Roth - very talented and innovative.) It was a great way to introduce young children to classical music, but also very commercial. It seemed like a 90 minute advertisement for the Barbie movies. I didn't even know they made Barbie movies!
Here is your view if you had been in the audience:

But here is the view from my side - looking out into the audience:

So while I was not playing, I took a shot of the screen Barbie was being projected upon. This is a bit odd - from the back side and looking almost straight up:

We were performing in the beautiful Bass Hall in Ft. Worth:

Enough about work - want to see the front of Bamboozle?

I have about 6" knit on both sleeves so far.... I am on a quest to get this puppy finished soon!

Thanks SO much for all your comments on the last entry. My Mom loved her sweater and we had a wonderful visit. I am so lucky that at 87 years old she is of sound mind and physically well enough to travel all the from NY to TX and visit us.
Sorry about the spacing on this entry - Blogger is just very odd for me when it comes to formatting..

I hope you have a Healthy and Happy New Year! Happy knitting, friends.