Canal Convergence November 7-10, 2013

I know I promised this on Friday, but a lot of factors got in the way. 1. It started raining last Thursday night and proceeded to rain all day Friday.  This meant that it was optimal time for me to get cozy and knit all day while watching tv shows and movies.  I finished another Christmas present.

2. Friday evenings are reserved for Arlyn time in which Arlyn comes over and we just sit and either get caught up on tv shows (it was The Walking Dead this time), or just hang out.  It's lovely.

3. I didn't do it Saturday because I had work and also, it was the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who.  Arlyn, Damian and I settled in on the couch for a pizza and Doctor Who party, squeeing like the fangirls that we are.  Haha!

4. Sunday I had work again, and then Damian, Arlyn, Dylan and I went to see Catching Fire in the evening.

And finally, 6. I kind of feel hesitant talking about an event that is now long past and I don't have a whole lot to say...but I'm still going to because it was cool and I have some neat pictures from it.  So here goes.

Canal Convergence is an event which showcases artists and art pieces in a market setting.  It was held at the Scottsdale Waterfront on the bridge and surrounding areas of the Arizona Canal.  Along with the artists and vendors, there was also live music and food trucks.

But it seemed that the best part of Canal Convergence to me was the main art piece.  It is called Voyage by Aether and Hemera.  Voyage is an interactive art piece.  The little lighted boats on the water can be controlled by you on your phone!  There were several different themes of lighting including the American Flag, Fireworks and the Arizona sunset.  My favorite had to be the Rainbow theme, because of how the colors flowed down the art piece and lit up the water.

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All in all, it was a fun evening of walking around, seeing what people were selling in their booths, and taking in all the art.

Converting the Roommate to Knitting

Happy Friday everyone! The knitting addiction is back.  Over the past couple of months, I've felt rather uninspired with my knitting and yarn in general.  A scandal for me, if I might say.  However, last spring I taught my roommate, Damian, how to knit.  He was gone all summer, and since coming back to school, he's been busy.  But the other night, he picked up the piece he was learning to knit on and took off with it.  He has caught the knitting bug!  He took his little sample piece to class with him all day yesterday and made such progress.

Last night I was able to discuss with him the differences of garter and stockinette stitches, yarn gauge and needle sizes, and all those other knitting knowledge essentials.  And then I put him on Ravelry so that he might see all the things that he could possibly make with two sticks and some string.  Damian's eyes were opened to all the new possibilities.  So exciting!

I got called in to work today, so I'm off to go do that for three hours, and then Den and I are going to Canal Convergence in Scottsdale.  I believe it goes on until 4pm on Sunday, November 10, so if you're in the area, come check it out!  Lots of art stuffs.  I'm sure I'll write something on it next week.  Until then, have a good weekend!