Saturday, February 21, 2009

Notre Dame presents...

On Friday night R and I went to see Pride and Prejudice at Notre Dame Catholic High School. I have to say that Dominic played a fabulous Mr Collins and stole every scene that he was in, he played him as being more ridiculous and less of a weiner if you get the idea.
Ahhh, Elizabeth and Darcy. We know how this ends up don't we.
Daria, in the red dress played Caroline Bingley. She lives across the street from us so I can say "we knew her when...". She's lovely!
The Bennet Sisters on an outing with Mr Collins, poor girls!
There was a young boy, around 6 years old, that was there to see his friend, Katie (Elizabeth Bennet). He stood throughout the whole play and I couldn't resist turning around to watch his face just glow with sheer delight. He was waving to Katie as if she were up on stage for no one else but him. His whispered commentary had those of us around him in stitches! "He really does like her" or "She's just jealous" were a couple of the things he would say in a quiet moment, very intuitive child!
Thanks to the students for a wonderful night!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Embossed Leaves

Tonight I'm going to start the toe on this sock and it should be interesting, the pattern decreases in such a way as to create a star design. It may very well end up looking like some other constellation. The Louet Gems wool is very soft to work with and the Waving Lace socks, made with Gems as well, have held up just swell through a few washings. Not to mention 25 minutes in the dryer when I suddenly remembered that I had forgot to hang them to dry. For the five seconds that it took me to run from the kitchen to the laundry room I thought Deacon had himself a pair of paw warmers. Phew!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Louet Gems

After knitting three pairs of fingerless mitts and a pair of socks in muted earthy tones I needed some colour. My next sock project is Embossed Leaves in the lilac because I really, really need to think Spring thoughts. R bought the wool for me because he said he hadn't bought me flowers for ages so would the wool do. Yes, it does.