Thursday, November 24, 2011

Queen Procrastinator

I started this "project" a few weeks after I came to know of my friend's pregnancy. It is supposed to be a blanket for the baby, and my plan was to make it about 25 x 25 inches. I used a smaller than my usual pair of needles, so the stitches are closer together and the resulting fabric thicker. It takes about 8 stitches across and 12 rows of them to make a square inch. That translates to a lot of work... for someone lazy like me, at least, who'd usually avoid making anything larger than toddler's caps. I thought if I could just progress a couple of inches every weekend, it should be done in time. After all, at the time, it was still well over 20 weeks till the baby was due. I had lots of time...

Baby was born yesterday... and I'm - well, 6 inches or so short. Yikes.

This happens *all* the time. Sigh.

Sorry, baby, your blanket's gonna be a bit short. Hope you won't mind too much...

17th December edit:
Look, baby... I hope you like the finishing detail I added:

Sorry, the teddy isn't for you... he's just my regular model for baby-related knits =)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Together As One

This is the 2011 production by YKLS! Reader, if you are not acquainted with choir shows, think Glee, with the following differences:

1. Solo parts are minimal and most of the time, all members sing together in beautiful harmony - not in the style of A Diva + the rest of them doing backing vocals

2. These people really can sing, very well, and live - not at all like the auto-tuned, over-produced tracks that make me... I mean, you, want to fast-forward through all the "singing" parts.

3. Each and every member of the choir is there for their love of music and passion for singing - not *any* other reasons.

They will be performing choral versions of religious songs from various beliefs. I'm neither a religious person nor have I any interest in anything that has to do with religion(s), but I'll be expecting a spectacular show, Reader, for it is -

Directed by: Joe Hasham OAM, Dato’ Faridah Merican
Music Directors: Susanna Saw, Tracy Wong
Produced by: Ian Chow, Tan May Yee

There is, after all, only good and bad music. Here are the details, if you would like to see it:

10th to 12th November 2011 @ 8.30pm
12th to 13th November 2011 @ 3pm

RM40 (Normal)
RM30 (Children below 12 /TAS Card Holder/People with disabilities)

Box office:
Call or Walk-in to: klpac @ Sentul Park (+603-40479000)
Call or Walk-in to: The Actors Studio @ Lot 10 (+603-21422009 / 21432009)
Walk-in to: ILasso Tickets @ A606, Block A, Phileo Damansara II, Petaling Jaya (+603-79576088 – enquiry line only)

Oh, but I'm not in it. I was in the previous one. =)