Thursday, December 21, 2006

Three Things

1. Seussical is closed! Final performance was this afternoon. It's one of those that it was fun to work on, but we're looking forward to next semester already. I'm doing Barrymore and The Man Who Came To Dinner next semester, and Company and Lifeboat in the summer, with the possibility of calling the Solvang run of Urinetown. I'm also going to try to take a more active role in mentoring and working with the students. I'm looking forward to it.

2. I got this for Christmas! The intern I am teaching to knit spent her downtime during the run of the show crocheting scarves for all of us!! How cool is that?! Mine is a very very soft Moda Dea fuzzy yarn. It's so pretty and warm, I love it! Unfortunately, said intern will not be with us next semester (something about wanting to get married in March. I mean, really, planning your wedding and honeymoon, hanging out with us in the office and backstage, what kind of choice is that? =) ) but we're planting seeds for the summer. I gave her one of my learning to knit books so she can expand a little more if she wants while she's away.
3. Two pairs of clogs are done and felted. These are both men's large size. Getting inspected by the supervisor:
And post felting (note the supervisor still inspecting)
The cuffs on the green ones turned out very differently. I'm not quite sure why. Also, the green ones felted a lot faster than the gray ones, so the grey ones are slightly bigger still. Also, one of Mom's clogs is done:

I love the colors of these (I'm sure you're all shocked). The second one is in my lap waiting for me to figure out how I ended up with the wrong number of stitches on the sole already. I want to get these done tonight so I can felt them in the morning and probably dry them with a hair dryer or something before my flight. I hope the winter storms going through Colorado and all that don't mess up the schedule too badly, but it's not like there's much I can do about it.

Oh, and I did pick up some Patons SWS. My other intern got me fondling it and after checking out various reviews of it, I picked up two skeins in Natural Denim (another shock, huh?). I have to admit it is extremely soft. I started an entrelac scarf with it, then frogged it. Maybe a hat. Dunno yet. Gotta get this clog done first!

Flying home tomorrow! Can't wait for Christmas! I love my family, but on the other hand I can't wait to get back home already. I'm excited about the next semester, I found a taekwondo studio that teaches beginning adult classes starting Jan. 2 (I've always wanted to learn, and it's good practical exercise!), and AF guy is going to come down for a few days while we're both on break. And I already miss my kitty and I haven't even dropped him off yet! He gets mucho snuggles tonight!


Amy Boogie said...

Such a cute supervisor! and I'm sure the clogs passed,they look great. Have a great holiday home.

Coleen said...

Those clogs are awesome... I may have to make a pair.

And Yay for SWS! Isn't it beautiful?

AR said...

Great clogs! Those are going on my to-do list!!

I love SWS. I've gotta get me some more! Great stuff.

Have a safe and happy holiday!