Another baby sweater completed. For this one I used moss green Mission Falls wool for the front and back and blue Norwegian Heilo wool for the sleeves. The broad neck is designed to make it easy to put the sweater over the baby’s head. I used a pattern from Liz Lovick, who hosted the knitting and spinning and dyeing week in Orkney 2 years ago.
Today my Irish class resumed for the 12 week Spring Term. There were 20 of us, some new faces, and most of the original group dating back a couple of years. It was nice to be back. I do appreciate our teacher’s enthusiasm. We meet in a rather drab room across the road from the new Town Centre. The instant coffee on offer during our break is equally drab and so today I brought my own take-away coffee from Starbuck’s – very enjoyable. I still become rather tongue tied when it comes to saying anything in Irish, but I do enjoy listening to the language and seeing it written down.
Today was also rehearsal day for a small choir with which I try to sing. We are rehearsing to sing at the Ladies Dinner at the Kenilworth Bowling Club. The dinner is scheduled for February 21st – the day after Ian and I are due to get back from our trip to Hong Kong. I hope I don’t feel too jet lagged and can stay awake to participate. Here is our repertoire: When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
Dublin Can Be Heaven
Night of Stars and Night of Love, Barcarole – Offenbach
Any Dream Will Do – Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice
Thank You For The Music – Benny Andersson & Bjorn Ulvaeus