This weekend I went to a knitting cabaret with my friend Maureen. Melanie Gall was in town and she was performing at a Regina Fringe Festival venue nearby. I'm not usually a theatre person but I thought this sounds kinda cool and it's something different.
She is a soprano from St. Albert Alberta who sings knitting songs. That's right :) She has an amazing voice and sang songs from WWI and WWII that were about knitting and there was even a song about the "knitting nerve" (carpal tunnel). We were invited to bring our knitting to the show and I brought a sweater I am working on and Maureen brought some socks. She even had extra needles and yarn for those who didn't bring their knitting and asked at the beginning of the show if anyone wanted to show off what they were working on. Melanie has a great personality and I laughed quite a bit during her performance. She is a knitter herself and is a co-host to a podcast called The Savvy Girls Podcast. Her sister, mom and her record shows and even have a group on Ravelry. I'm going to add them to my list.
It has been unbelievably humid and hot the last few days and we haven;t had much rain since April. The venue was sweltering but was in a very cool old church. I think I will be on the lookout for her shows next time she is in town.