Sunday, April 22, 2007

Sound of Music

Tonight I'm going out to see the Lord of the Rings Symphony in the Jahrhunderthalle in Frankfurt. I've saw that this event was on when I went to something else with my parents after Christmas and we got our ticket pretty soon after. The tickets we got are actually some left over tickets - the show was pretty much sold out by then. We didn't know that they would go and schedule a second concert the same day (at 3pm) - we might have gotten better seats there.
I guess I'll let you know how it was next week :)

Quite a few things have happened last week.

I found out that I'm going to Japan for a week in three weeks.

I've booked a flight to Seattle in summer to visit my friend in Alaska (I managed to get a bonus flight, so it's really a good bargain, even if I had to buy some extra miles to get there - on the other hand I still need to buy the flight to Alaska - this one couldn't be arranged through the bonus program I'm in)

I decided to buy a new camera and use the voucher I've got from the company for 10years for it - got a pretty sweet deal, really.

I've got some trouble with my credit card - I need to call the bank to find out what the problem is.

I've finished another pair of socks:

My own pattern, a simple knit 3 purl 3 with a shift every four rows (one direction in one sock, the other direction in the other sock). The wool is Wollmeise Sockenwolle in the color 'Gewitterhimmel'.

And I made some good progress on King Tut since last week.

I've started with the gold bit (upper left), but there's never enough gold in the kit to stitch all of it - so I ripped it out and subbed it for Kneinik 102 braid I've got in my stash. A pretty good match to the gold in the kit, but I don't think I have not enough of it either. I have to see how far I get.

And, last but not least, I've went a saw '300' - I was reluctant at first, as it is a pretty violent picture, and I've read a lot about about controversity how the Persians are shown. But, with this in mind (it is the addaptation of a graphic noval after all), I did enjoy it in the end. And I was very pleased about the part David Wenham got to play (I've liked him a lot in Lord of the Rings) - I didn't know it was to be so large.

And with this the circle closes and I'm off to see the wizard ... of Middle Earth ;)

1 comment:

stitcherw said...

You've a lot going on, with a lot of travel in your future it sounds like. Glad you were able to get a good deal on your flight, does your friend in Alaska stitch too? Congratulations on your new camera, that will be fun to have and use.

Your socks turned out lovely, the blue color is so rich. Have fun at the concert,