What I chose is a project that I've been looking forward to since I was in the Jamieson & Smith shop in Lerwick, Shetland Islands, last year. I was drawn to the Hairst Yoke Cardigan by Sandra Manson immediately for it's classical design. (Hairst means Autumn in the Shetland dialect.) The hard part was picking out the main color. I decided to go with a rich cobalt blue. I've got a good selection of colors onhand (thank you A Knitted Peace yarn shop, now closed) that I can use for the yoke, so we'll see what I decide when I get there. I figured that I'd better get this project started before traveling back to Shetland in a few weeks. I don't want to say, "I can't buy yarn because I haven't used any of last year's wool yet!" I think I just gave myself permission to shop!
There will be more TV watching this weekend. Tonight, on CBC, is the live streaming broadcast of Canada's Tragically Hip's last concert. If you don't know the story, it's a sad one. This is a group that's been around for 30 years and the lead singer was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. They'll be in their (and my) hometown of Kingston, Ontario. For the past month they've worked their way across Canada. What a brave thing for singer/lyricist Gord Downie, to do, and what a gift to the fans.
Then, I'll see another concert on Sunday night. The Denver band, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats (every time I type that, it comes out as 'sweater' first!) are playing at my all-time favorite venue, Red Rocks Amphitheater. They have sold access passes so that you can watch the show even if you're not there.
I'm doing pretty good, except for feeling yucky: a new sweater well on its way, another mini-mitten finished, two concerts....and all from the comfort of my living room!
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