Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Vishten Concert

We went to a concert/live CD-making with the Acadien-Celtic group Vishten on Saturday. It was a great time, and afterwards Pierre Chartrand did a couple of figures of a Quebec dance he'd taught earlier in the year at the BIS.

In the knitting-related part, Emmanuelle Leblanc was introducing a song (Mariez moi, the first track on their first CD, Vishten) and explained that the protagonist says in the song that, if she's not married by the time she's 20, she is going to give up knitting. Emmanuelle then asked if anyone in the audience is a knitter, and I waved my sock! She asked if I was actually knitting during the concert (I was, of course) and she seemed surprised - perhaps she thought I would be too busy to applaud!

Anyway we bought their CDs and pre-ordered the new one. They are pretty fabulous.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

April Fool!

This morning we woke to about 10 cm. of fresh snow, with more accumulating every minute. This has to be a winter for the record books. That's the kindest thing I can think of to say.

Yesterday I mailed off a tiny sock to Washington state in the Wee Tiny Sock Swap. This was so much fun to do, and the sock was amazingly tiny and cute. I seem to specialize in green sock yarns so this one was green as well. It was a tiny sample of a skein from Perfect Day Yarns, which came with a regular-size skein of sock yarn. I won them both in the January Sockdown! on Ravelry, and believe me, there's nothing more thrilling than getting a skein of mystery yarn in the mail. Thanks to Sarah for donating the prize.