The Ensemble Vocal Universalis will be performing at these fine locations in the next few weeks:
- Saturday December 6th (5:30 PM in the crypt) at the Oratoire Saint-Joseph.
- Saturday December 20th (1:30 and 3 PM) at the Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours
- Sunday December 21st (time tbd) at the Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste
We'll also be performing at a few communities for retired people in the Laval area. So yeah, December is looking pretty busy. Aaaack.
We'll be performing a variety of Christmas pieces from around the world, including the piece Trois Anges (by Augusta Holmès), which will feature a solo by yours truly.
Aaaack. Solos. Come to think of it, forget I mentioned these concerts. Nothing to see here, move it along. :)
I finished my second Miscellaneous-Man Sock, take 2! The trouble is that I've, ahem, misplaced the first sock (I tried the STM lost and found this morning, but no luck), so even though I've knit 2 socks, I don't have a complete pair. I've considered lopping off one of the eventual recipient's feet, so that only having one sock wouldn't pose a problem. But I think in the end I'll probably end up having to buy another ball of Regia Kaffe Fassett Design. Anyway, in the meantime I'm so miffed at the whole situation that the sock is just going to enjoy a time-out for a bit while I work on something else.
Since the sock that shall remain unnamed was my commute knitting, I need a new, relatively no-brainer sock project (so it can't be Fratello yet. Soon Tam!). My grandmother subtly let me know that she wouldn't sneer at a pair of socks for Christmas (read: she grabbed me and said "I WANT SOCKS FOR CHRISTMAS"), so I did some stash-diving last night and came up with this lovely skein of Maggie's Dyed in the Wool Handmade fingering weight.
Now, Phil has been bugging me (excuse me, encouraging me) to design something already. I've knit a sock or two now, so I thought, I can do this, right? Last night I leafed through my one and only stitch dictionary (Barbara Walker's Second Treasury) and chose (wait for it!).... nothing. Absolutely nothing. I'm paralyzed by the options, people. I mean, I know what I want the sock to look like, right? But I haven't found the right stitch (maybe I need to get more stitch dictionaries? because I need more options, right?), and frankly I'm not sure that I can be bothered with the swatching and the ripping back and the inevitable headaches that I'm certain come with designing. I just want to knit a sock, you know? Well, two.
Speaking of Christmas knitting, there are 5 weeks left before the big day, and I've already accepted the fact that there's absolutely, positively NO WAY I'm going to be able to knit something for everyone on my list. Particularly if I have such productive knitting nights as yesterday, when after having my brain numbed by Ms Walker, I gave up and watched the last 2 episodes of Heroes without knitting anything (scary, right?).
The bright side is that, in this respect at least, I'm actually ahead of schedule. Usually this realization only dawns on December 24th, at about 11:30 PM.
Happy Knitting Everyone!