Knitting to Roaring Twenties Jazz

Like many communities around the country, Altadena has summer concerts in a park.  In our case the concerts are in the amphitheater at  Farnsworth Park.  Each week the music is different – Thank you Los Angeles County Sheriffs and the Altadena Rotary Club for arranging these.  Craig and I took our 4-legged girls and walked over to the park to listen to the Roaring Twenties Jazz of Hotsy Totsy.  The lead singer of the band had the perfect throaty voice.

Hotsy Totsy in the Park

Hotsy Totsy in the Park

It was a great way to end a perfect day with my husband.  All the kids were away for the weekend so we had a trial run for next fall when they will all away at college.  We passed with flying colors.

Saturday morning after coffee we headed for a walk around the Rose Bowl (3 miles) with Abby and Ginger.  After dropping the girls and Craig back home, I made a quick run to the Pasadena Farmer’s Market for fruit.  I have been craving really good peaches.  I bought two types of peaches, nectarines that taste a bit like mangos, and my favorite yellow plums (I need to find the type and if they will grow here).  I did buy a few veggies and humus and pita bread, but the 10 pounds of fruit is the highlight.

After a Farmer’s Market Lunch, a bit of cleaning, and a lot of knitting, Craig, the girls, and I headed to the park.  With over 150 yards to go on the baby blanket, my knitting came with me.  The evening was cool so my knitting felt good on my lap and with the Roaring 20’s music and great company, a couple of hours passed quickly.  Several couples and quite a few children danced around the front of the stage.  Fun – what a great community and there are still five concerts to go this summer.

To make my knitting deadline I now have about 120 yard to go on Sunday – then block the blanket and set up a couple of fans so the blanket will dry overnight.  I love this pattern!

Leafy Knitting

Leafy Knitting

 

 

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