23 January 2014 § Leave a Comment
You’ll notice a few things are new around here. For one, I’ve migrated to a subdomain for my blog. This is mainly because at some point in the near future (let’s say Easter, because I’m being realistic) I’m planning on turning my main site into a more professional portfolio. Things are progressing musically for me, and I want to reflect that! I’ve also changed the design of the blog to make it cleaner and more minimal. It’s how I’m enjoying the world right now, so I wanted to reflect that on this space!
In other news, I found out a little over a month ago that I’m headed to the Royal College of Music for my Master’s in Performance! It’s a 2 year programme, and hopefully at the end of it I’ll really have the tools to continue my career successfully. Everything is a little surreal at this point, but I’m just trying to do as much playing as possible right now! I’m only going to be able to do that if I do as much high-quality playing as possible, so that’s basically what’s on my radar at the moment.
I still have my degree to finish off, which at the moment is slightly overwhelming. I don’t even want to confront my dissertation although I know I must at some point. I need to do some major thinking about it over the weekend!! But right now I’m just enjoying a lovely, quiet evening, aka. something that has been much needed for the past few weeks and for my future. I’m headed to Slovenia in a little over a week for an orchestral project, so I hope when that’s all said and done I can update you all on it! From what I’ve heard, the country is amazing, so I’m really excited to get to spend a week there. I know I’ll be behind (still!) on my coursework, but it was such a fabulous opportunity I couldn’t pass it up.
I’ve also been knitting. Kate Davies’ Port o’ Leith is my current project, among others. I recently finished Line Break, which is the greatest and I will definitely be making another. Hopefully I’ll have some good photos of both of them in the near future, but my Port o’ Leith is looking like the above photo. I’m simply too lazy this evening to get out my good camera, so my phone will have to suffice for now! The wool is the same as called for in the pattern, Jamieson and Smith’s Shetland Chunky. I cannot recommend it enough! I rarely use the wool called for in the patterns but this is definitely worth the slightly higher cost. It is gorgeous. And I cannot wait to wear this wooly jumper!
I hope where ever you are it is peaceful and wonderful. I will try my best to update soon about my travels as I’m quite excited!