I my knitting is going a bit slowly, but that’s to be expected, since it’s knitting. So, cool. I’m a bit impatient, to be honest. But I’ve come too far to back down now, I will have a kitty scarf so help me god. Maybe by Christmas, which is a sharp extension on wanting to finish it with in a month, but I was woefully unaware of how long this takes. I’m still trucking, though trust me. In the midst of working on study guides, practicing making train noises on my flute [which I just found I’ve been doing totally wrong, it’s the edge closest to you you puff at, it’s the furthest edge of the hole. I was making noise though, I thought there was something off with it], and a crochet project that I hope to have done by the 4th. Oh, right, progress report on my knitting. 3 feet 6 inches or so.
I doubt you remember, but that awesome gryffindor yarn that my good friend over at Strawberry Crafts sent me is going to make a terribly long and painful infinity scarf. I chained I don’t know HOW MANY. Probably a couple hundred, if I had to guess [how wrong, chaining without counting. But that’s the beauty of a DC scarf]. I’m working it entirely in DC, and it’ll possibly have 5 rows. When I stitch the ends together, it’ll make a formidable toasty machine.
As usual, I have a lot on my plate. Since I recently ordered some knitting looms and decided to retire most of my interests for the time being [Polymer, beading/jewelry design and stamping. Save for the really fast projects I can do with jewelry, I’m not touching that too much] and crack down on yarn and sewing, which I refuse to retire since I spent 200 bucks on a sewing machine.
On the flute front, I don’t think I updated. I have two flutes, which is normally the kind of luck I have. “I’m going to get into this new thing,” then someone goes “oh! that thing! I have a thing for that in my house. Do you want it?” Of course, my answer is “HELLS YEAH”. I swear, I could take up dwarf tossing and someone would just so happen to have a dwarf handy. But, I went of topic. My boyfriend’s grandmother happened to have a Gemeinhardt flute just around, which someone left in one of the trailers she rents out. When I dated the serial number, I found it’s a 1985-1987 model and it’s silver. Pretty much full silver, judging by the sound. It’s pretty, a bit tarnished and the thing is a bit rusted around the headjoint where it connects to the body, since I don’t know the first thing about flute care [let alone flute care for a flute that’s been sitting for over a decade!] I’m going to ask for expert opinions from a [kind of] local music shop.
The one I ordered was a used Hisonic flute, it has a nice sound and a slightly tarnished and worn finish. Most noticeably on one or two of the keys [I don’t know WHICH keys, because I haven’t progressed that far in my studies of the flute], and it has a very minute dent near the bottom of the headjoint. But, ah well. It doesn’t affect the sound, the sound is all on me [choo choo!]. The case is shoddily constructed, since the bolts/nails/whatever holding the hinges on the back of it are already working themselves loose. But it’s pretty, so it has that going for it? It’s a faux leather case…Obviously rather cheap, it won’t cost too much to replace that.
Might start learning to write music and such once I take a refresher course and remind myself of the Musical Staff and the notes and the argggh. Probably going to hunt for books to learn from. If you guys know of any workbook style books that would scoot me along in that respect, leave them in the comments if you’re feeling generous! 😀