Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Ladies and Gentlemen....

I'm back. Yes, about 10 days after we moved we finally got our internet back. Thank god. I was going through some serious withdrawals. I finished the back of my sweater and then when I took a good look at it, I realized that the dye lots were different. To someone who didn't know I'm sure it looks just fine but to me it's infuriating. I guess I'll have to learn to live with it. One of these days I will get back to working on it.
"Song of Singapore" opened this last weekend and we couldn't have been happier. Our audiences were very complimentary and our first review was very kind. Unfortunately, our leading lady got very sick (lost her voice) and I had to go on both Saturday and Sunday. It was certainly fun but I don't envy all of the vocal stress and I had never had a rehearsal so that made me about pee my pants. Actually, everything went extremely well and I got some good praise... too bad no one I knew could see it! Maybe I'll go in another day.
We love our new townhouse! All of the room we have is wonderful! It's been nice to stretch out and the cats have been loving it. Some things need to be fixed (cough, cough, the upstairs toilet) but we'll get there.

Well, I guess that's it. So much for a big comeback....

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Laryngitis? Really?

My cold has lowered into my chest, resulting in laryngitis. Thankfully I can still speak but it sounds like I've smoked as much as Yul Brynner. I decided to stay home from work today (and more than likely tomorrow) because it's impossible to keep track of 14 two years old with a long shore man's voice. Now would be a perfect time to knit, right? Yes, it would. Unfortunately, I REALLY had to memorize lines today. I have to memorize mine, Megan's and Sarah's. That's going decent but I wish I could knit instead. Alright, I'll make myself a deal: "Memorize lines for another hour, then knit that damn sweater." It's actually going well. I'm close to knitting the sleeve holes on the back. I think it'll turn out really pretty.
The raccoon and I discussed Valentine's Day plans the other night. Nothing is planned or set in stone but tonight is the only night we can do something together. I hope we get to do something mushy. Other than that, we're moving on Sunday. According to our landlord, we can move in on Friday. Our schedules are not really working well but on Sunday we finally have a chance to move. I'm really excited to go because our neighbors have been AWFUL. Our next door neighbors fight all the time. Today I was taking a nap on the couch and I woke up to yelling and the couch was actually shaking from all the banging around. They are truly dysfunctional. Only a few more days...
In other news...
Marcel has taken the bare shelves to his advantage. Who knew a book shelf could hold a twenty pound cat?

And...
I've gone back to black. I figured if there is a chance of me filling in for Sarah in the show (her character is Chinese), I figured I should try to look the part.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

The raccoon's cake



I made a zombie bear cake for the Raccoon's birthday. I'm obviously not a cake decorator. I realized (after one cake) that I didn't have enough green frosting for all the bears. Oops. Oh well.

I can't breathe.

Well, I did indeed get sick. I have a monster cold. I haven't had one in a while. After three years of working with little snot-nosed kiddos, I finally built up an immunity. Unfortunately, this cold snuck through... dirty bastard. Anyway...
I'm working on that sweater! Yes, I actually worked on it. I am past that annoying ribbing phase and now onto... stockinette. Seven inches of stockinette. One hundred stitches each. Don't get me wrong: I like this project but man, it can get tedious.
Tomorrow I could knit my little brains out (first full day off in a LONG time) but I have birthday cakes to make, lines to memorize, music and blocking to work on. I guess it wasn't a day off after all.

PS- Jill has received many compliments on her beautiful scarf. Hooray!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

I'm trying...

...oh lordy, I'm trying. I have literally had NO time to knit. Just thought I'd let you know. I do have a sore throat though. Apparently I'm not too busy to not get sick. So, I made myself a little deal: "If I get sick and am forced to stay home from work and/or rehearsal, I will knit my little heart out." There. I'm holding myself to it.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Yowza


Wow, I thought I had posted not that long ago. Oops. I blame my rehearsal schedule. I am trying to keep going on that cute little sweater but right now it's just tedious ribbing work for 5". I know it's going to be adorable, but I hate the tedious work!
I finally got Jill's scarf to her and she loved it! Thankfully it was long enough and the partridge looked nice. I was thinking of maybe making custom scarves for my friends with either something like a family crest on it or some sort of image that describes their name. For instance, my friend's last name is Diem, therefore I made the little partridge say "carpe diem." My last name kind of sucks. It means "son of Hans." Boring. I'm always thinking about those projects...

Monday, January 28, 2008

Another openin', another show...

Tonight was my first rehearsal. I have not had much luck getting a lot of knitting done before such rehearsal. Oh well. I did start a cute spring/fall sweater in a pretty maroon, which will be super cute. Unfortunately, it looks as though I won't have time to knit at rehearsal- too much work for me.

My friend, Sondra, inspired me to start a new project. I got her a learn to knit kit for Christmas and she finally started. However, she said that it was complicated and just couldn't get it. She brought the book to me and... good gravy, that was CONFUSING. To cast on the directions were something like, "Put yarn in your hand, wrap around your index finger, around your thumb, up your sleeve, in your ear, etc." After ditching the most complicated knitting lesson ever, I gave her a quick how to. She is working hard to make a sweet little scarf and later onto washcloths. Good times.