Today started off with a Vox Musica educational outreach to a high school in El Dorado Hills. I got there with more than ten minutes to spare, but ended up parking on completely the wrong side of the school so barely made it to the actual performance space in time. Ah well. The program went well – we talked about what we do, and demoed a couple songs for them, and then took them through a warm-up. They they sang a few pieces for us, which was a lot of fun, because it was an all-girls choir and they were absolutely terrific. Then there was a little bit of workshopping on their pieces, and we ended the entire thing by all joining in on a song together.
And then it was time to hike back to my car and drive to work, where I discovered that the government site where I’ve been extracting data for more than ten years has now moved things around and I cannot find several of the data types anymore, and then I accidentally sent several large zip files to the wrong person, and well that should indicate that clearly the day wasn’t done messing with me yet.
Today’s dishcloth isn’t a pattern so much as just a stitch. I started a completely different one – something called the risotto stitch (no, I have no idea why it’s called that either), but I am sorry, life is too short to do that kind of tedious work in *cotton*. So instead I picked the bamboo stitch (link takes you to a site that shows how to make it), grabbed one of the balls of variegated from the stash, cast on 36, and got knitting.
As usual, click the picture to enlarge, if you can’t see what the stitch actually looks like in this tinier version. This isn’t a reversible stitch (in that it doesn’t look the same on the other side), but I do love a stitch that lays flat, so I count this as a win.