Friday, May 19, 2006

;)

Sooooo... I got the job. I'm starting to feel like a real working actor and I haven't even graduated yet. It's so exciting. Just think of all the knitting I can get done in the vehicle on the way to wherever we're performing that day! Pretty frickin' much. Anyway, I thought I'd better put out the announcement so nobody's on the edge of their seat anymore :p. Yeah, I know, you love me, but not that much. Happy May Long to the Canadian's in the room. Happy trails.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Good Morning all

Hi-yah everybody! I hope everyone's having a super morning. It's our first hot hot day of the spring here and I'm stuck inside a terribly air conditioned office all day long :(. So, I once again have no pictures since my knitting life has been rather boring. I have been doing more of it again, but it's been *gasp* dishclothes, *shock* Gryffindor scarf, *horror* second socky, *how could this be???* baby blanket. I know, I know, I need to give myself some inspiration to start something a bit more exciting, but I really need to get these things done.

I'm waiting to hear by Thursday on a job based out of a neighbouring town for the summer which would entail touring the province acting. How fun would that be? Totally tons, I'm tellin' ya. And it would also help the summer go by faster, which would be fab, because...

The new boy, James, left on Friday for Costa Rica. Big sad. I knew all along since we started seeing each other that he was leaving, but I didn't think it would make me so sad. The faster I get to July 27th the better.

Another reason for getting to the end of summer faster is for school to start again. I can't wait! We are doing two wonderful plays this year coming up, The Laramie Project and Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor. I'm totally excited, can you tell? Anyway, you guys know I'm always happier when I'm acting, even if it does mean I get to post less.

I am not, however, looking forward to the less warm weather that will come at the end of the summer, but I guess you can't have it all! Take care, m'ladies!

Monday, May 01, 2006

Oi... geez guys sorry.

So, another production in the bag. For now that is. Got the part in Dr. DoLittle: A Canadian Adaptation. Rehearsed it, performed it, waiting for them to decide to remount it or not next year. It's nice to know that no matter how many times the university decides to remount this production, the role is mine as long as I want it. Pretty sweet if you ask me! So, things are slowly settling back to normal. I've picked my knitting needles back up (I couldn't even knit backstage on this one since I had a lead!) and am working pretty tough on finally finishing the Gryffindor scarf. Yipes. I haven't even had the time to be checking out all your blogs and feel pretty out of the loop. I promise that soon enough I'll be back in knitting champ shape. Anyway, I know some of you were a bit worried about me, so thanks, and I promise your ol' bloggy pal me will be back up and running soon!

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Two mistresses is two too many!

Knitting is a terrible mistress. She does not progress with less time spent in her presence. The theatre is a very jealous mistress, when she sees me spending more time with someone else than I am with her, she gives me more work.

These two are fighting a lot now and I'm stuck in a mean love triangle!

Add that to being super busy in every way possible and a few emergencies that fall in between major and minor and you've got my life right about now. I haven't the time to go on and on about it all, but let me tell you I miss blogging! I miss the feeling of yarn running through my fingers. Oh, for the softness, the sheen, the drape! (Can you tell I've been in Shakespeare land a bit too long?)

I have one of my cotton turning socks finished. Not sure if it'll work out, since I keep forgetting to take it to class with me. Other than that, I've got nothing. Learning lines, audition material and class work has become my portable project of late. My knitting bag hasn't left my house in far too long. I'm just waiting to see if knitting is agressive enough to kick theatre's butt in a nice b!tch fight. Let the hair pulling begin.

Monday, March 20, 2006

It's been a week, eh?

Ack. Sorry. I don't really have anything to say. Or any excuse. Been seeing a new boy. He's pretty nifty -- ahhh I'm such a fickle, fickle youth. Some nice spring fever. Worked a bingo for the Humane Society on Wednesday night. Spending time preparing for my many auditions, assignments and show coming up. Spending some time knitting.

Knitting....

Working on socky number 2

Cast on for some cotton turning socks (you know, where they only cover your toes and then come up to your instep and stop) - not sure if they're gonna work... the cotton's not very elastic

Finished another granny square dishcloth (#8/12)

Have two people begging me to start scarves for them (guys, it's just about spring here, and they're still begging!)


That's about it. Still have yet to do anything for Project Spectrum. Will get there eventually. Can't speak in full sentences. There.

Monday, March 13, 2006

I got it!

Just wanted to let you all know that I went to my callback on Friday, nailed it for a part I wasn't even considering at all, and got one of the two the lead roles! I'll be playing a little boy, but hell, this is the year of diversity for me and that's a long way from the last role I played of a rich, old, fat, mean landlady. I couldn't be happier anyway. Thanks for all the prayers and warm thoughts. I know they helped!

Thursday, March 09, 2006

No SSS here!

Last night I cast on for my second socky. I am absolutely in love with the elastic cast on described in my sock book. It's a version of long tail and I must say it is probably the most fun technique I have learned so far, not to mention quite amazing! I have a few rows of the ribbing done so far and can't wait to get home to work on it more. I also finished the plain ol' granny cloth pictured on the needles in my last post. Other than that I don't really have anything interesting to say. I have a callback audition tomorrow for a children's touring production of a brand new play called Dr. Doolittle. I have little hope that I will get cast, but a callback is a good sign! They want people off book for the beginning of April, so I would assume final casting will be done over the weekend. Hopefully I'll have some good news come Monday. It's a paying gig so that would be nice. Plus, it's for children and there aren't very many opportunities to do children's theatre in my area (read none). Anyway, we'll see how it goes.

Happy knittingness to you all!