So last time I wrote, I showed you Parts 1 and 2 of the Groovyghan. Part 1 was the Tri-tonal traditional granny square, except I did it with five colours, not three. Part 2 was the Hot-Butter Popcorn panel.
Part 3 involves two blocks named On the Groovy Waves which are about 10 inches square. I’m not paying too much attention to my gauge. I’m going to make all the parts and if I need to fudge it to get them all to fit later, then so be it.
This also was supposed to have three colours – mine has six.
In keeping with the plan to tie the whole thing together with greens, this block has two of my greens: the minty one in the third band from the bottom and the khaki in the middle. This one will need a good blocking as it’s not sitting very flat at the moment.
One down, one to go.
In other news, I had a lovely evening out at a concert given by The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, which apparently was first formed in 1956 and has been going continuously since then. No, the musicians are not the originals from 1956!
The conductor was also the male vocalist, and they occasionally brought on a female vocalist for some numbers. They looked like they were having fun, and the audience was too. I think the average age of the audience was 80. We were all familiar with the tunes, like Pennsylvania 65000, Chattanooga Choo Choo and Moonlight Serenade. I always tear up when listening to live music and this was no exception. I remember listening to Glenn Miller records (yes, vinyl ones) as a child on mum and dad’s record player.
The band was introduced gradually over the course of the evening – their names and home towns – and they apparently tour for 48 weeks a year playing multiple times a week. If these guys have families, they must not see them very often.
I’m limping a bit today. I managed to knock a small saucepan off the counter last night and it hit my foot. I screamed, my husband probably thought I was overreacting, I swore, he saw the blood welling out of a hole in the top of my foot, and maybe he changed his mind a bit! He had to grab some tissues and a Band Aid as the blood was making a small puddle on the floor. It’s beyond me how the curved rim of a saucepan can puncture skin, but there you go! It’s going a bit black from the bruising but at least the bleeding stopped quickly.
Temperatures are staying in the 30s Celsius this week (90 plus). We are about to go out for a Canada Day event at someone’s house, so hopefully I will be able to find some shade.
Happy Canada Day to all my Canadian readers, eh! Have an awesome weekend.