Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Some dancing, some knitting

Just back from the Easter Weekend in Halifax, organized by the Halifax Irish Set Dancers led by Elizabeth MacDonald. And taught, of course, by the incomparable Pat Murphy. What a great teacher he is.

We learned three dances, and danced quite a few more, on Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday afternoon in the Old Triangle Pub.

I brought some socks to knit on in the odd moments of not dancing, and met Colleen, another dancing knitter (or knitting dancer, I don't know which). She was making a sort of bobby-sox with a turn-down cuff out of Opal 6-ply on 3.25 bamboos. They were very cute, and coming along much faster than mine, which were on 2.25 needles in Kroy sock. However they will all get finished in more or less time.

Now, to try to remember the new dances, come class on Wednesday!

Monday, March 17, 2008

St. Patrick's Day!

Here we are in the middle of the Day and so far I've played my whistle for an hour (rehearsal) and then in public for about two hours. Now I'm dry but it's a bit early for drinking.

More music and then dancing later at the BIS Hall. It's too bad that the Day has to fall on a Monday, as it will have to be an early night.

Next week is Set Dancing with Pat Murphy in Halifax, an annual Easter treat which is coming up very fast due to the early Easter this year. Winter is still here in force (it must be wind chill in the minus teens today, I almost think I'd prefer a Paddy's Day storm! No, wait, on second thought we've had enough of that!) but the prospect of Easter is cheering.

Happy Day, All!