Up Knit Creek

Saturday, April 29, 2006

It's arrived

The Colinette "Skye" that I ordered on Monday night arrived yesterday. Apart from taking this photo,
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I'm trying very hard to resist touching the yarn until I come to wind it into balls and get started on the Sunrise Circle jacket. I'm hoping that the Rock Star cardi will be finished some time this week, as I have an extra long weekend due to the Bank Holiday and a two-day strike at work and then I can get started. I haven't even knitted a tension square yet in case I just get carried away and can't stop. (My name is Annie and I'm a knitting addict.........)

The ballroom dancing is going very well so far - neither of us has been injured- and last night we learnt how to turn during a waltz; very handy as most ballrooms have walls in them that need to be avoided! We've also learnt the cha-cha-cha, (which I really like although OH says it makes him dizzy) the quickstep and a bit of rock 'n' roll. The quickstep is simple enough from a steps point of view, but trying to fit it to the music is another thing altogether. To my mind, the sequence of steps (slow, quick, quick, slow) fits to music that has three beats to a bar, but the quickstep is danced to music that has two or four beats, so you don't always start the sequence on the first beat of the bar. For OH and me, who have both spent over 30 years playing in orchestras "staying with the beat!!!!!", it's really hard to go against the beat when you're dancing.

The girls and I had sushi for lunch today - I think I can safely say that we now have two more converts, especially Bethany, who is working out how much pocket money she will need to save in order to go there every two weeks for a "fix".


  • Such fortitude you have!!! I always "say" I'm not going to cast on with the pretty new yarn, but...well, my name is Annie and I'm a yarn addict. What can I say? BTW, your ballroom dancing class descriptions were priceless. I was chuckling and jealous at the same time.

    By Blogger Sheepish Annie, at 3:46 am  

  • Oh, and thanks so much for your kind comment on my last post. Sometimes it just helps to hear/read the words, "poor" and "thing!" Must be the kid in me!

    By Blogger Sheepish Annie, at 6:15 pm  

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