News of the week of November 29, 2022

A weeping woman, Rembrandt van Rijn, c. 1644, Detroit Institute of Arts

Schedule

We meet on Tuesdays at 7:45 pm at the home of Wendy Goble and Richard Schmeidler in Arlington Center. Please let me know if you want to come.

News of the week of November 1, 2022

Schedule

We meet on Tuesdays at 7:45 pm at the home of Wendy Goble and Richard Schmeidler in Arlington Center. Please let me know if you want to come.

We will not be meeting on Tuesday, November 8, as it’s election day. Please vote.

Playing Opportunity

The Boston Recorder Society is resuming in-person meetings this month, with a meeting on Sunday, November 6, 6:30-9:00PM. The Loud Wind group will be coached by Bruce Randall. The recorders will be coached by Eloise Degrugillier.

Note that “Loud Winds” is interpreted very loosely. It has often included both recorders and string players.

If you want to go, you should register in advance on the BRS site. I won’t be going this month, because it’s too busy of a week to do that much driving for that little playing, but I’m sure the people who go will have fun.

Sad News

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Figure 1: Sue and Bizzi with ice cream

Sue Cornwall, who played with us briefly in 2009, died on Monday, October 31. During that time, she hosted a particularly memorable meeting, with good food, good beer, and a kitchen wall full of rat cages.

People who saw her after 2018, remember her constant companion, Bizzi. She told me about taking him with her on a trip to France. Aparently French restaurants are as welcoming to dogs as one remembers, but museums are not, so she didn’t see as many museums as she expected.

Her funeral will be next Saturday, Nov 12, at First Parish UUA, 14 Bedford Rd. Lincoln. I have her husband’s address for sympathy notes, if anyone would like to send one.

News of the week of October 25, 2022

<a title="Cristoforo Majorana, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons” href=”https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cristoforo_Majorana_-_The_Triumph_of_Eternity_is_represented_by_a_cart_drawn_by_the_Four_Evangelists_with_their_symbols;_on_the_cart_is_a_Gnadenstuhl_representation_of_the_Trinity_(NYPL_b12455533-426312)-crop1.jpg”&gt;Cristoforo Majorana - The Triumph of Eternity is represented by a cart drawn by the Four Evangelists with their symbols; on the cart is a Gnadenstuhl representation of the Trinity (NYPL b12455533-426312)-crop1

Schedule

We meet on Tuesdays at 7:45 pm at the home of Wendy Goble and Richard Schmeidler in Arlington Center. Please let me know if you want to come.

We will not be meeting on Tuesday, November 8, as it’s election day. Please vote.

News of the week of October 18, 2022

Edward Winslow (American, 1669-1753) - Tankard - 1952.264 - Cleveland Museum of Art

Schedule

We meet on Tuesdays at 7:45 pm at the home of Wendy Goble and Richard Schmeidler in Arlington Center. Please let me know if you want to come.

NEFFA

I have submitted our application for NEFFA. We should hear the committee decision by January 15.

Moebius Hat

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I always wanted to knit a moebius strip. I did one in college, but it was before I had circular needles, so I had to do it on 7″ double pointed needles, so it ended up too big for a ring but too small for a bracelet.

Now I have circular knitting needles in lots of sizes, and a person named Cat Bordhi has figured out a much better way to cast on a moebius strip than I did in my dorm room in 1972. So when I had lots of yarn left over from the sweater I made last year, I knit myself a moebius hat.

I had originally planned to cast off only half the stitches and with the other half knit a top, but I had a new project calling to me, so I cast it all off. The ribbing makes it cover most of the top, and it wouldn’t be a super-warm hat in any case.

News of the week of September27, 2022

<a title="Eugenio Bettoni, Oscar Dressler, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons” href=”https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Luscinia_megarhynchos._Eugenio_Bettoni.jpg”&gt;Luscinia megarhynchos. Eugenio Bettoni

Schedule

We meet on Tuesdays 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 want to come.

NEFFA

It sounds like a critical mass is interested in performing at NEFFA, so I will be putting in an application in the next couple of weeks.

I set up a page for our application last year. If you’re interested in performing, let me know, and let me know of any suggestions for improvement.

News of the week of September20, 2022

<a title="Wolfgang Sauber, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons” href=”https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Passau_Glasmuseum_-_Altdeutsche_Gl%C3%A4ser_2.jpg”&gt;Passau Glasmuseum - Altdeutsche Gläser 2

Schedule

We meet on Tuesdays 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 want to come.

NEFFA

If we want to perform at NEFFA, we have to put in an application by October 30. Last year, we decided we wanted to perform if and only if NEFFA was live, and it turned out to be virtual. So if we have people who want to do it, we could put in the same application. Or of course, if people have better ideas, we could put in a new application.

I set up a page for our application last year. If you’re interested in performing, let me know, and let me know of any suggestions for improvement.

News of the week of September 13, 2022

Meeting Reports

August 16, 2022

We did not meet, with too many people out of town.

Schedule

We meet on Tuesdays at 7:45 pm at the home of Wendy Goble and Richard Schmeidler in Arlington Center. Please let me know if you want to come.

Sad news

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Figure 1: Barney, picnic on the Esplanade, circa 1996

Barney Gage, a member of this group from its inception until he moved to upstate New York to care for his father, died last month. My plan is to write something more with more pictures, later. But we have missed him.