The word "gig" in the title of this blog comes from the music part of my life. I am the leader of a band—a 22 member ukulele band to be exact. (I'm the band photographer as well, so I'm rarely in the photos.) We've been performing for several years now, playing songs from "way back when."
At our practice yesterday we added a song to our notebook—Feelin' Groovy. It's such a fun song to sing, but yesterday I really listened to the words. "Slow down, you move too fast. You gotta make the morning last now." Those first two lines made me think what a race most of us are in so much of the time. Even this bunch of retired adults! The song is kind of the 1960s version of Enjoy Youself from the 1949. We play that one, too.
(If you are interested in our band, check out our blog, Sing Along with the Yesterukes!)
Last weekend's Knit Inn offered classes and I took some, but maybe the best thing I learned was how to wear this shawl. The Color Affection shawl is wildly popular with knitters so I got to see several people wearing it around the hotel. I'm not sure why I was having a problem. I learned to just throw it on and let the stripes fall where they may. Now, why was that so hard? The temptation to make another one is growing—after I swore "never again." Each shawl I saw looked totally different because of the colors used. I want bright colors now!
I promised Daddy-O a pair of Christmas socks. He asked if I'd make him a pair and I said I'd do it. But I didn't say WHICH Christmas. Just finished the first red sock and it looks so nice that now I'm more excited about making the second one. Knitters talk about "second sock syndrome" which is the dread you feel when you finally finish a sock, only to think you have to do it all over again. This time I'm more enthused about the second sock than I was the first one.