Yesterday and today I've been helping with the light hang. I'm ground crew. I cart things up the scaffolding and run to space dock to pick up things, but mostly I move the scaffolding from one part of the stage area to the other. The rest of the light crew hang up Pac150s, color melds and even more lights than I know about, add gels and then test the entire shebang.
As hard as put in is, being ground crew is a lot of fun. I may not be playing with power tools, and lifting (as much) heavy stuff, but a good person on ground crew stays close by, pays attention and doesn't wonder off to do other things without letting the guys on the scaf know that you'll be MIA for a couple of minutes. If you are staying close, you either converse, which can lead to missing instructions, or you can bring something to do. Books, crossword puzzles or other activities that you can easily start and stop.
My activity was knitting. The scarf I'm working on for the show (Mabel) has a chart, and requires more attention to detail than I wanted to put in on ground crew, but the two tone shrug from Fitted Knits met all of the requirements for a bit of hand work during put in.
So, for the last two days I've worked on the ribbing for the collar and body.
Today, in between shoving the scaffolding around, I finished.
Started: July 24
Finished: August 1
Not bad for about 12 hours of pushing scaffolding.
Yarn: 3.5 skeins of Berroco Inca Gold
The yarn was wonderful to work with, squishy and with a beautiful hand, probably because of the silk content. While I could have made the next size up and had a bit more opaqueness across my back, I think that it will be more than satisfactory for the weddings I'm attending this fall.
And I tried on the dress finally, and it fit. A good thing too, because I was too busy to try it on when it arrived in the mail. Phew! Though I should still go back to the gym for a bit of a better fit. Isn't that always the way.