Sunday, February 22, 2015

Video of the week: More Wild Cellist

For those who missed Corbin Keep in concert, here's one I enjoyed (recorded at a different concert)...

Student Q: What is the name of the piece he starts and ends with (kind of)?

And here Corbin is on a better quality video playing back up on a Leonard Cohen song (Oliver Swain)for those of you who are interested ...

Friday, February 20, 2015

More blankets - call it an obsession

Between deciding on colours and patterns for the boys, I worked on this pink and grey ruffled blanket for a girl.

At about the same time I finished that one, "Sunshine on a Cloudy Day" also got its last round. I would have added another round of grey, but that was the end of the 2 skeins I had. (I think this one was about 31 inches square.)  Making this one, I learned that a square isn't always a square, if you're not careful!  Limited success blocking the acrylic yarn.

Yes, I have another blanket - no, two, started.  But maybe after that, I'll do something different. :-)

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Video of the week: 2CELLOS - Shape of My Heart

With St. Valentine's Day coming up, hearts have been the theme of the day...  so this seemed fitting.

Students: What are the names of these two famous present-day cellists, known as 2Cellos, and what can you tell me about them?

Published on Dec 9, 2014

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Stripes and Dots

As promised, here is another one.  I'm not as happy with this one as the last, though I do like the colours.  Because I mixed up the colours of the double crochet rows, I couldn't use the same method of carrying the yarn this time, which made for more weaving in... but still, it was a fairly fast project.