Down time and loot

Montana Moss Agate Beads

Things to do after a night out:

  • Wake up much too early (again)
  • Realise the morning light within the apartment is pretty amazing
  • Grab the camera

Pictured here are some Montana Moss Agate purchased at the Knitting and Stitching show from a lady named Ilona Biggins. I love the translucent quality and the scattering of black and gold specks through some of the stones. I might pair these with some smaller black onyx for an autumn necklace.

Not quite sure what to do with my Habu yarns yet, as I only have a single skein of each and they are too fine to be used for normal 1 ball projects.

Keane ticket

As for the week so far, I managed to snag Keane’s BBC electric proms ticket almost by pure luck. It sold out ages ago, but about a week before this show I received an e-newsletter from seetickets listing the gig tickets that are currently available, for some reason they have some tickets for Keane and I snapped it right away.To those who live in the UK, you can see the entire show on BBC’s website.

Unfortunately I don’t have any photos since the security guard at Koko took my camera off me. Bloody irritating since this is the first time in a while that anyone really checked my bag as I enter. The show was  amazing, never having heard them live I was thrilled to see that they were even better in person accompanied by a choir, violins and even some saxophones!

Their set list featured a number of songs from their new album Perfect Symmetry. I didn’t really know what to make of it when I first heard the album, strongly influenced by the 80’s it was nothing like the sweetly haunting previous albums. After a number of play it made a lot more sense to me, and The Lovers Are Losers and Pretend That You’re Not Alone are fast becoming one of my favourite songs.

For me, their music makes a lot of sense in London. Sunny Sydney just does not provide the right background and atmosphere to appreciate it fully. Whereas for some reason their mix of beautiful melancholic lyrics coupled with glorious, gorgeous music made perfect sense while I wander around London alone, happy in my little bubble.

Well for a lonely soul, you’re having such a nice time
For a lonely soul, you’re having such a nice time
For a lonely soul, it seems to me that you’re having such a nice time
You’re having such a nice time

Nothing in my way – Keane

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4 Comments on “Down time and loot”

  1. epany
    October 26, 2008 at 3:44 am #

    I have bead envy, and yarn envy, I so want to reach into the computer to touch that yarn. What’s it made of? Can’t wait to see what you do with it. Some lace work maybe?

  2. October 27, 2008 at 12:02 am #

    I wish you can actually! The grey one is 100% cotton and the other one is ramie which according to wikipedia is actually a type of grass! The sample swatches they have are rather stiff when knitted, but I’m always keen to give lace a go :).

  3. October 28, 2008 at 9:30 pm #

    Gorgeous photo of the beads! Is it a necklace?

  4. November 4, 2008 at 9:12 pm #

    Y – not yet, need to grab me some beading equipment and wire before I can start wearing them. They do look pretty just like this though.

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