Sunday, 21 September 2008

Allotment WIP


Spindlefrog Allotment, originally uploaded by Bright Side.

Here's how the BFL is progressing. I'm really pleased with it, the colours are just gorgeous! I'm spinning it fractal style, so I split the roving in half longways and spun half, the split it in half again, and again, and again. I've got a little pile of gradually diminishing piles of fibre to work through. This should give me lots of variation in the colours when I ply it back on itself.

I've been having singing lessons for a few months now, and have really been enjoying hearing and feeling how my voice has changed. It's also reignited my interest in classical music, although I wasn't really a fan of opera or other classical choral music before. I've so enjoyed the classical pieces that I've been working on with my singing teacher that I've decided to join a choir. Last week I passed the voice test to join the Oxford Harmonic Society, which is a large choir who meet in north Oxford. My first concert with the choir will be in November, when we are performing Britten's War Requiem. This is a complex and moving piece, and the vocal parts are incredibly difficult, with lots of dischord and key/timing changes. Even though we're only in the first few weeks of rehearsal, I'm already really enjoying making music as part of a group again.

2 comments:

Adee aka kiwigirl42 said...

loving the spinning. well done on joining the choir. I sound like a scalded cat when I sing so can't help but be impressed. good luck with the practicing

Sally said...

Gorgeous BFL! It looks absolutely beautiful, so shiny.