Sunday, October 16, 2011

Breaking news?

On the first page of today's New York Times Arts section:

A Maestro Reflects on a Life of Batons and Knitting Needles

Left, London Symphony Orchestra; right, Hiroyuki Ito for The New York Times
Colin Davis, in 1973, left, and last year, leading the New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall, to which he returns this week.
You'll be disappointed if you read the article to find out what Maestro Davis's working on, besides his next season of concerts. We're  told:  "He knits (unstoppably)."  And that's about it.  Wouldn't I love to be a fly on the wall whilst the Maestro knits a sweater! I can definitely envision him involved with a dark-grey ruggedly-cabled Aran pullover--something to buffer him from the Stürm und Drang of music-making.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Autumn Postcards

This canoe appeared on our river, the Wood, several days ago.
A second crop of raspberries!

A green pumpkin.  It will not turn orange.

The Knitting Goddess demonstrates how to begin a cable cast-on for the thumb of the mitten.

The Knitting Goddess is helping me with yet another weird pattern. This one is for mittens, and I decided to try it with the wool I dyed. My next post will detail the vagaries of the project. It's a tale all-too-familiar, perhaps, and not for the faint of heart. Du courage, mes chers amis.