Knitting and theatre

Is this the world's first knitting and theatre blog? Looking at the two things that take up 90% of any spare time I have.

27 March 2006


Well, contrary to my own expectations, I got the role I wanted in The Real Lady Macbeth. Read-though this week, I suppose we'll start rehearsals a week or two after that. Guess it means knitting will take the back seat for a while. I'm just over halfway through the Debbie Bliss baby shawl, and I received my two Kim Hargreaves kits when I was home last weekend, so we'll have to see when I get round to those. Would be good to have them for the spring, but we shall see how it goes. I got the Debbie Bliss kit through as well - but I'm going to use the wool for another project, a little baby jacket. Had great fun at John Lewis last week buying wool - nice to see the colours "in real life" rather than just on the internet. I also got Rowan 37 annd 38 which I had bought off the website. Some future projects in there too! So much knitting, so little time!

16 March 2006

Big project finished/auditions

I have now finished the Debbie Bliss coat and it's having its first outing today. Photo attached!
I really like it, it's very warm, falls beautifully and the colour is fabulous. My only problem is that the collar turns up and I can't get it to sit properly, though that might be due to my paltry ironing skills! I'm very proud of the actual knitting as well, it's pretty even, and the tension seems good. This is going to give me the confidence to get on with the two Kim Hargreaves kits I ordered and should be waiting for me in the UK this weekend. I'm also going to head up to John Lewis to stock up for the other projects I've got on my horizon. But the free pattern baby shawl is the current project that needs to get finished.

Theatre also came up again this week, with an audition for the Real Lady Macbeth, which the Brussels Shakespeare Society will be taking to the FEATS festival in Luxembourg. I really like the play and would really like to be involved, but I'm not sure that I'll get either of the female parts, as I'm probably too young for one and too old for the other. But, we'll see. Hope to hear in the next day or two.

08 March 2006

Moving on

Well, I'm very excited! I managed to finish all the knitting for the Debbie Bliss coat and am hoping that I'll finish all the sewing up tonight. Inserting the sleeves into the armholes was quite tough, as they didn't seem to be the same size, but I think I sussed it - well, we'll see once it's all sewn up. I'm left with two balls of cashmerino astrakhan, so need to find something to do with them. I should be getting two balls of the same wool in green from the Debbie Bliss club, so maybe I'll be able to think of something that uses them all together. Any ideas?

I also knitted a loop scarf with the Colinette yarn - really lovely. When I finish the coat, I'll put up pictures of both. So, next jobs - finish the jacket for Anna, start the herringbone skirt, and get knitting for Sian's baby!