I'd hoped to increase the frequency of the updates on this page, but that evidently is not working out. The opening date for my show looms ever larger on the horizon. How can we open in less than three weeks? As a result, I'm cracking down. Efficient use of time seems a lost cause with the group, but I am giving numerous line notes. I scribbled furiously last night as we ran the largely neglected third act. I feel peevish giving the notes, because line notes require nit-picky reading of the script. However, the show presented should feature the language of its author, not the gist of it.
A side effect of the intensified (for me, at least) rehearsal schedule is that I see my mother very little. She and I are on opposite schedules. She leaves while I am still coccooned in a big pile of blankets in the morning, and I return after she's already gone to bed. After one of her coworkers called at 1230 am, I went in to talk to her briefly. I think that she was a bit peeved that I was keeping her awake to ask her how to convert a pattern so that it could be knit circularly. Not the interest so much, as I was excited by the idea, but interest in a project that is currently at the bottom of my list of priorities. Basically, I want to make a shell with color blocks of dark, grey/purple and light lilac. I have four balls of the purple and three of the lilac and want the lilac section to start as high on the garment as possible. Sounds like one of the story problems I hated in grade school! Well, what I've learned of the adult world is that life is one big story problem. So, my solution is to knit the garment in the round, thereby knitting the front and back at the same time, so I don't have to worry about rationing yarn. Also, I hate seams. I have a project that's been finished for while that needs only to be assembled. Outlook unclear. Actually, it's very close to the lilac in the planned project, so I may have that as an incentive to finish it. When I get around to it.


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