Thursday, July 19, 2007

Tapping feet equals knitting mistakes

Brian and I enjoyed another excellent Brown Bag concert today. The band was Bridgetown, the music traditional Irish (my photo does NOT do the adorable button accordian player justice :-) -- mostly jigs and reels to accommodate special guests, the Tir Eoighan Ce'ili dancers.
One young lady was quite accomplished, and a "kick" to watch!
I took along my knitting (another Baby Surprise Jacket, a gift for a new baby at our church), but ended up having to frog the rows I knitted there. The music was too good and the dancers too much fun to watch to concentrate like I needed to, obviously! If someone I knew besides Brian was there to watch my handbag, I would have joined the members of the audience who went forward to learn a few steps and dance with the troop. There's an Irish dancer buried deep within me that would just love to come out!
After running errands and dropping off Brian so he could ride with his daddy on the last two vet calls of the day, I headed home. When the animals are out, I always do a mental "head count" as I drive onto our place: Sammy and Oliver in the upper pasture - check. Russell in the middle pasture - check. Ewes in the sheep pasture - check. Lambs in the "pocket pasture" - uh oh -- no lambs in the pocket pasture!

To be continued tomorrow at . . .

4 comments:

Sharon said...

You had commented on a blog that I subscribe to - someone who has Shetlands. We have a tiny spinners flock of four Shetlands and two llamas - we being my husband. However, I don't know whose blog that was - I scanned through my list and no bells went off. Anna lives in the High Sierras to our West, a much different area but only an hour from here. We are considered the high desert.

Kathy L. said...

Was this in Salem? I'll have to watch your photos...our other friends may show up in them sometime! :)

Lauren said...

Oh I how I love Irish music! Being almost half Irish, it is literally in my blood (as is knitting). My toes would be tapping and my knitting mistake-filled as well. Thanks for sharing!

Becky Utecht said...

What kind of yarn are you using for your baby surprise jacket? Our neighbors just adopted a little girl from China and I need to knit something up quickly for a gift. Everyone gets so excited about knitting the Baby Surprise Jacket, and I'm such an EZ fan, I should try one. Not sure if I should use my handspun yarn for a one year old.