Wool in my soup

I am a 67 year-old grandmother living on Vancouver Island. I have crocheted, cross-stitched and rug hooked, but I always had yarn on needles. Recently knitting has become my primary hobby!

Location: Canada

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Grey Saturday Sky!

Here is the photo of our sky this morning. Did you ever have an event in your community that when it occured, you could be sure of clouds and/or rain and/or a storm. Well this weekend in my community is Music Fest and so the sky is cloudy. The headline singer this year is Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary fame. I hope the sky holds its rain until Monday when the Fest is over. We are busy with two Pacific Jazz Camp music students billeted at our house from July 2 until July 15. We have gone to two gigs/concerts so far and have four more to attend for this session. On July 16, we get two more students for the orchestral portion of the camp. Then we will attend about six or seven sessions of classical music. There is also a musical theatre camp involved in this organization and it is putting on 'Guys and Dolls' so that is on the slate. We will also attend 'The Taming of the Shrew' and 'Kiss Me Kate', as part of Showcase Theatre which is run by Jeff Hislop of Phantom of the Opera Fame. "Cats" is being produced by a local summer theatre group for kids, and so tickets must be purchased for that event. We may be a small town, but July and August are filled with music and we love it.

Here is my yarn purchase for the Tutti Frutti hats for children. I have placed them on the wonderful deep pink bags that all yarn comes in from my LYS. The cotton on the left is a wonderful red for a strawberry or watermelon. The cotton on the right is a beautiful orange for a pumpkin. The yarn across the top is a beautiful dark green for leaves and stems.

Maybe some other knitters could show what bags their LYS uses for those wonderful fibery purchases.


Blogger All the Way With Knitting said...

Reading ( my home town) is famous for W.O.M.A.D ( World music festival ) at the end of July and The Reading Festival ( hideous heavy metal,acid ,rap etc) .The second brings in an awful lot of people the first is our choice.One year I was so happy to see Lila Downs the Mexican singer whose records I had already .She was trained to sing opera so has am amazing voice.Her father is Scots-American ,her mother Indigeanous Mexican .She sings in at least three languages and about subjects like the conditions of migrant workers but also love songs .I also adore Joan Baez and Nina Simone so you might get an idea from that .W.O.M.A.D also has World foods ,clothes stalls and a really special thing for festivals a family friendly atmosphere.It is 90% likely you will bake at W.O.M.A.D but sit in mud being rained on at The Festival ...this happens nearly every year and Wellington boot sales go through the roof !

12:03 PM  
Blogger Peg said...

It is currently pouring down with rain, so rubber boots, plastic ponchos and wellies would be a big sales item this afternoon. However, the sky does look clearer and brighter in the west, so there is always hope!

2:52 PM  
Blogger Charity said...

It's cool and grey in Prince George, today, too, and we've had one light shower. I love the area you live... my family & I camped at Miracle Beach on our last summer holiday, and so enjoyed ourselves. :-) Lovely yarn purchases!

3:16 PM  

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