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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Kee-eep knitting!

Door number 20

Christmas for me always kicks off with the Halle Carol concert at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester. Quite apart from anything else it's an absolute treat to watch James Burton conduct. We always sit in seats to one side of the auditorium, level with the orchestra, so we can watch the interaction between the conductor, the orchestra and the choirs. There's a hugely fun element to the Halle carol concert. The orchestra and choirs all wear festive headgear which is turned up a notch for the second half and audience interaction (e.g. jingling of keys and clapping in time with the whip cracks during Leroy Anderson's Sleigh Ride). Unfortunately the ride there and back, squashed into the back of a Skoda Fabia (which really does not hold five people), was less enjoyable. There wasn't even enough elbow room for knitting in the round! This means that I'm at least an hour behind on Ste's present and I've not even started knitting yet for Mum and Dad. With only three knitting days until the big day it's looking pretty damn tight I can tell you.

Door number 21

1 comment:

Felix said...

If anyone can do it you can Liz, O Champion of the marathon knitting.

You are my hero when it comes to completing ambitious knitting tasks to deadline.