Sunday, February 11, 2007

What a Concert

We just got back from a concert of Cape Breton music. Andrea Beaton, Troy MacGillivray, and Kimberley Fraser were up in Milwaukee this week and gave an awesome performance. Each played fiddle, piano, and danced. Andrea and Troy also played guitar. For one of the tunes, all three of them played piano, played fiddle, and danced (they kept "transitioning" the instruments and kept one fiddle and the piano going at all times... neat stuff). They are all amazing musicians with incredible energy. You can here them all for free on the archives of Cape Breton Live.

Currently, I am working on a basket weave sock for Meg for Valentine's Day. It's made of Socks That Rock, Scottish Highlands colorway. I am about to turn the heel on the second sock, so I think this is quite doable. I expect to be doing a decent amount of knitting over the next few days, however, especially because these socks are being knit on 0s.

I have a few comments to make about Annie Modesitt's combination knitting technique, but I think I will save that for another time. It's late and I'm a bit tired.

1 comment:

mad angel said...

You two were in Milwaukee? Can you direct knitters to must-not-miss sorts of places there? My sister and I are meeting up in Milwaukee for a weekend at the end of April. We have never been there. We will not be staying in the city, but at a little Inn in Hubertus. Have been considering taking a journey from there to Schoolhouse Press if they allow visitors, but other than that...? We decided on Milwaukee because THE major hub bewteen Boston and Minneapolis for Midwest Airlines. It started as a joke, and now we're booked and eagerly looking forward to a no-one-is-telling-us-what-to-do event. Knitting will be de rigeur, of course, but as for food -- someone else will be making that for us. LOL. Any restaurant suggestions? You can reach me via e-mail -- cp "at" mad-angel "dot" com Thanks mucho for any advice you can offer!