News of the week of November 23, 2021

Van Gogh - Zwei grabende Bäuerinnen auf
schneebedecktem Feld

Schedule

We will meet on Tuesday, November 30, at 7:45 pm at the home of Wendy Goble and Richard Schmeidler in Arlington Center. Please let me, Wendy, and Richard know if you are coming.

Housing news

The building permit came through on Wednesday. In theory, this means I’ll get my house back in a few months. In practice, I’m expecting there to be more bottlenecks, but maybe I’ll be pleasantly surprised this time.

News of the week of November 16, 2021

Peter Paul Rubens Peter Paul Rubens - The Artist and
His First Wife, Isabella Brant, in the Honeysuckle Bower

Schedule

We will be meeting on Tuesday, November 23 at 7:45 pm at the home of Wendy Goble and Richard Schmeidler in Arlington Center. Please let me, Wendy, and Richard know if you are coming.

NEFFA

We had proposed doing some of our less complicated polyphony as a sing-along session at NEFFA if it was in person, but nobody had said they were interested in doing it as an online session. NEFFA has now decided that they will be online only in April of 2022, so we are no longer thinking about that.

News of the week of November 9, 2021

Marcus Gheeraerts (I) - Vischen Vogelen, Dieren,
Vruchten 1637 - Study of swans

Schedule

We will be meeting Tuesday at 7:45 pm at the home of Wendy Goble and Richard Schmeidler in Arlington Center. Please let me, Wendy, and Richard know if you are coming.

News of the week of November 2, 2021

Harmony of the Spheres - Carracci

Meeting Report

I was ensuring a free and fair election in Cambridge’s Ward 10, precinct 3, so I didn’t get there until people were putting their instruments away, but I’m told that we played:

Schedule

The meeting on Tuesday, November 9, will be at 7:45 pm at the home of Wendy Goble and Richard Schmeidler in Arlington Center. Please let me, Wendy, and Richard know if you are coming.

News of the week of October 26, 2021

Abraham Genoels - Storm wind

Meeting report

There was no meeting. Nobody who had to drive more than three miles wanted to come.

Schedule

Next week, November 2 is election day. I will be working at the polls, and can’t get there before 9 or so. Anne has offered to run the rehearsal until I get there if there’s a quorum. So if you want to come, let me, Anne, Wendy and Richard know. If enough people want to come, it will be at Wendy and Richard’s home in Arlington Center at 7:45 pm.

News of the week of October 19, 2021

Joris Hoefnagel - Vase with marigold, other flowers
and butterflies, surrounded by flora and fauna (2)

schedule

We will meet next Tuesday, October 26, at 7:45 pm at the home of Wendy Goble and Richard Schmeidler in Arlington Center. Please let me, Wendy, and Richard know if you are coming.

Mood Cardigan

I finished the sweater I told you about in my New Year’s post.

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I’ve been wearing it most days since – it’s really well-designed for this time of year. The open lace pattern lets air through, but the 50% merino wool in the yarn I used makes it a warm snuggly thing anyway.

The pattern advertises that it can be worn either way up. The pictures I saw before I made mine suggested that it would look better with the ribbed border around the neck. But the way mine turned out on my figure, I definitely like it better with the ribbed border at the hips.

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It was actually quite fast knitting when I was just knitting straight in the pattern. The reason it’s taken this many months is that I put it aside whenever there was anything else I needed to do, like sew things together or bind off the cuffs in Kitchener stitch (which was actually named after Horatio Herbert Kitchener, who didn’t invent it but he encouraged its use in the socks patriotic women were knitting for the WWI troups). It’s not at all difficult, and if you knit socks every month you probably eventually can remember how to do it, but I always have to look it up and concentrate on what I’m doing.

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The pattern came from the Modern Daily Knitting site, which I enjoy drooling over even when I’m not actually going to do any of that kind of knitting.

News of the week of October 12, 2021

Dürer - Die Eule im Kampf mit anderen Vögeln

Schedule

We will meet on Tuesday, October 19, at 7:45 at the home of Wendy Goble and Richard Schmeidler. Please let me, Wendy, and Richard know if you’re coming.

NEFFA

I did put in the application for a NEFFA event. We’re applying for an in-person event, so we should know January 1 whether that will be possible for anyone, and should be told fairly soon thereafter whether our application has been accepted.

I have uploaded a page about the application, which contains a potential list of songs, a link to the information I submitted for the application, and will eventually have links to the booklet, list of performers, etc.

News of the week of October 5, 2021

Peter Paul Rubens - Portrait of a Young Girl -
WGA20359

Schedule

The Tuesday, October 12, meeting will be at the home of Wendy Goble and Richard Schmeidler in Arlington Center at 7:45 pm. Please let me, Wendy, and Richard know if you are planning to come.