Posts uit oktober, 2009 weergeven

Antwerp(en) and Relief in a Way

It is not always you get a chance to go behind the scenes from a famous balletgroup in their own theatre. Yesterday I took the train from 5.45 from Deventer and I arrived at 9 in Antwerp(en). There it was about 45 minutes walking (made a little extra stroll through the centre) to the home from the Royal Ballet of Flanders My 4th year Student Julia is doing a training at the costumedepartment and she is doing so well, so I am very proud of her. Her attendant at the atelier is very satified about her and she told me that they never had a better trainee than Julia. After the talk about her progress I got a tour behind the scenes and I was offered a ticket for the perfomance in the evening (couldn't do that unfortunately). I have seen everything from ballet shoes in dressing rooms: Tutu's in big boxes if the ballet goes somewhere for a performance:Tutu's hanging upside down as lampshades:Sweet dresses for the corps de ballet:Colourfull garments for a fairy tale Ballet:Historic…

Autumn mood

Yes, Autumn has arrived. The leaves in the garden are getting beautiful colours and there are days with rain, storm and sun. Autumn is -with Spring- my favourite season because you can feel the "change in the Air" and the nature is changing rappidly. It is also the season to curl up in the sofa with a good book or something to knit. Talking about knitting. I have finished 2 pairs of socks (the Lighthouse Gansey socks and the Elevator: patterns on Ravelry and 2 new socks are on the needles. They are the Earl Grey in bright red yarn (maybe with a bright green heel and toe for a change) from Brown Sheep yarn and the Kawkawesque in Wollmeise Yarn (love the yarn and the colours) You can't have enough handknittd socks I always feel and I love to knit them. As a treath for myself I have ordered yesterday some handdyed yarn (socks that rock) from Blue Moon fibres and a friend will take them with her from the States (where she lives: thanks MJ) and I will pick it up probably on a…