You know, sometimes my job just totally SUCKS. The whole working on weekends thing is particularly annoying. Yesterday, I really wanted to be in Union Square with every other knitter on the planet instead of being stuck in a windowless room bringing joy to the masses. And don't get me started on how I've never been to Rhinebeck and this year will probably be no different. Grrr.
I did have plans to go up to Knitty City after work to see the Yarn Harlot hold court - I had my copy of At Knit's End (which I got from my Secret Santa last year!) all ready for her to sign, and I was looking forward to meeting up with other knitters and hanging out - having the event be from 6-8pm was perfect for me and I was hoping I'd get to act like a real person for a bit.
But. Then along comes one of those moments where my job is actually pretty freaking cool. My boss worked on the original production of A Chorus Line, stayed for the entire 15 year run, and continues to be involved with the costumes of many productions of the show (ever wanted to know where the original finale costumes wound up? My boss's storage space in Jersey.) A Broadway revival of A Chorus Line is about to open, and last night was the invited dress rehearsal. And my boss offered me her extra ticket.
Sorry, Harlot. See you the next time you're in NYC.
Wow, what an amazing thing to sit in the mezzanine (front row!) surrounded by alumni of the orginal production swapping stories of their time "on the line". Invited dress rehearsals are always a blast, just a big love fest with an audience full of Broadway people supporting their own. This was even more special because of the history of the show and the number of people involved. The show was great - "Sing" and Paul's monologue were unexpected standout moments. And "One" - the audience just went batshit crazy every time the first piano notes were played. There's just no way you don't get chills watching that finale!
So, yeah, that's what I did last night. I'm going to try to make a real effort to see the new shows this season, so this is one to cross off the list. It's hard for those of us who work on Broadway to actually see shows because we're all on the same schedule, but during previews most shows have a few Monday night performances so I'm going to try to arrange my tickets next week. My list includes The Times They Are A-Changin', High Fidelity and Mary Poppins.
Now for some knitting news - I told you I had a finished object!
(Wow, what is with my cleavage? Va-va-voom!)
This is quite possibly my most favorite thing I've ever made. It's definitely the most useful. This is Sitcom Chic, in TLC Cotton Plus, with a vintage glass button I had in my stash. This cardi came out so much cuter than I ever thought it would! I just wanted something to throw on at work when the AC is cranked to the point I can't feel my fingers and I wound up with a super cute, flattering sweater that I now wear nearly every day. The yarn was dirt cheap and machine washable, and the pattern was easy. What's not to love?