aswim in knits

Monday, April 07, 2008

I am probably the only person ...

... to knit a sock during a performance by Chuck D.

regia kaffe fasset socks (by aswim in knits)
(This is the before photo. The second sock is about an inch longer now.)

The MLK event on Friday night was great. A wonderful line-up of artists who talked about their work and then read their poetry, performed music, etc.

(Derek Walcott, Sonia Sanchez, Talib Kweli; photo by Allen E. Dines)

I don't know if I've ever read anything by Nikki Giovanni before, but now I really must find one of her books.

I almost didn't go, but this post, plus a colleague who decided to join me, sealed the deal. I'm glad I went. I should do things like this more often.

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7 Comments:

  • You are probably right! Nice sock, BTW.

    By Blogger Sarah, at 7:45 AM  

  • Hmm, there was an author/music event in St Paul at the Fitzgerald Theater with Chuck D and there MAY have been knitters there. The Fitz is like that. :) Sounds like a really cool event.

    By Blogger Chris, at 10:57 AM  

  • oooh, talib kweli! i love him :)

    By Blogger gleek, at 11:58 AM  

  • A new milestone in sock knitting! Excellent.

    I've never read any Giovanni either, but I remember hearing her speak when I was a college freshman (which partially explains why I didn't rush out and buy her books: too much required reading) and being struck by her saying, "People are always asking me, what is the role of the black woman in American society today? And I say, what is this role thing? This ain't no play, honey, this is your life."

    (The above quote from 30+-year-old memory. My apologies to Giovanni if I got it wrong.)

    By Blogger Lucia, at 2:01 PM  

  • Sounds like a GREAT event and it looks like Regia Kaffe Fasset sock yarn...nice combo indeed!

    By Blogger (Not-So) Cynical Gal, at 7:23 AM  

  • WAIT! How did I not know that you saw Nikki Giovanni AND Sonia Sanchez in one night??? Seriously? I love both of them. Have we never talked about that? Oh, remind me next week.

    By Blogger FemiKnitMafia, at 9:41 PM  

  • And ... congrats again on your SUPER exciting news. I'm so proud of you I could squee.



    [SQUEE!]

    By Blogger FemiKnitMafia, at 9:42 PM  

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