Friday, February 4, 2011

Musical Inspiration

I started this post as my project for a BSG FPB ready room on Ravelry, but I sort of liked the way it sounded, so I'm blogging it too. After cleaning up the original post, anyways. I actually had formatting trouble and lost my first post. :(

I really love music. I’m not musical at all but I listen to music with everything. I listen to a lot of different music. I've been to a lot of concerts. I even used to interview bands. I obsess over music. I’m always listening to music. There are books I’ve read that in my head have albums that are basically playlists because I kept on repeat all while I read. Oddly enough, most of those seem fitting matches too.

I also became obsessed this winter with the big loopy cowl (just ask Ronni I was a crazy person). I’ve been resisting casting one on since probably October. I love them. They're just so neat looking and versatile.

I recently started following Zooey Deschanel on twitter. (Actually I just recently got on twitter, I resisted that for a long time too.) That led e to start listening to her music (band? IDK what they call it). I was kind of non-stop listening to She & Him for a long while. This song in particular got a lot of play time:

After listening to this song (and the album it’s on) about 25 times I realized that I was so obsessed with this one song in particular because within one of my yarn cubbies this long forgotten stashed yarn (Lamb's Pride Bulky in Blue Magic) and this pattern (the Gap-tastic cowl) were singing:
Why do you let me stay here All by myself?

Why don’t you come and play here? I’m just sitting on the shelf
Over and over all I could hear drawing me to the yarn and the pattern was:

I’m just sitting on the shelf

Next thing I knew I was pretty much involuntarily knitting the Gap-tastic Cowl and humming this song while I did. I’m almost through the second skein of yarn. I have 3+ skeins, but I kind of think it might be wide enough with 2 skeins.

I left my desk kind of messy so you can see my iPods, proving my music obsession… and my Stitch-Yoda…. And my other crap. LOL My desk maybe isn't the cleanest place.


Amy said...

I'm with you; I have to take music everywhere and it really is part of everything that I do. From driving to crafting (especially sewing), I have to have something. I'm even humming a tune at work, too. Sadly, though, I lost my iPOD and have NO idea where it is.

Lisa said...

I'm with you too! I have three "portable" music devices (not all of them are Apple). I couldn't survive without the diverse music that I have loaded on them. I workout with them. I knit with them. I even use a little cable in the car to drive when the radio just doesn't meet my needs. And as for the desk, I didn't notice anything other than the knitting.... :)