Thursday, June 3, 2004

Blending Music with Crochet

This afternoon, as I crocheted the trim on the shawl I mentioned in this morning's journal entry, I got to thinking about my DH's & my favorite song ... I like to listen to music as I crochet.  I find that the rhythm of the music sometimes matches that of the rythym of my crocheting and it seems as if the two art forms -- crochet and music -- blend as one.  If you're not a crocheter and you're reading this, then accept that when a stitch is made, as it comes off the hook, it has a "popping' sensation.  And sometime's that popping sensation (depending upon the stitch you're creating and the speed you're making them) matches that of the beat of the music you're listening to.  It's pretty cool when it does.  (Sorry about the blurry image ... I'm "testing" out a loaner cellphone that has a camera feature.  I just wanted to show the beaded trim I decided to add to the shawl.)

While I don't have a midi file of the tune I enjoy listening to with my husband, I do have the lyrics ... enjoy!

Movie: Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
Artist: Wet Wet Wet
Song: Love Is All Around

I feel it in my fingers
I feel it in my toes
The love that's all around me
And so the feeling grows

It's written on the wind
It's everywhere I go
So if you really love me
Come on and let it show

You know I love you, I always will
My mind's made up by the way that I feel
There's no beginning, there'll be no end
'Cause on my love you can depend

I see your face before me
As I lay on my bed
I cannot get to thinking
Of all the things you said

You gave your promise to me and I gave mine to you
I need someone beside me in everything I do

You know I love you, I always will
My mind's made up by the way that I feel
There's no beginning, there'll be no end
'Cause on my love you can depend

I got to keep it moving

It's written in the wind
Oh everywhere I go
So if you really love me
Come on and let it show
Come on and let it,
Come on and let it
Come on and let it,
Come on and let it show

 

2 comments:

davethesod said...

Hi Dee...

When you do find out how to embed the welcome audio into your journal, would you please be kind enough to pass the details onto me, as I also want to do the same thing with mine... Here is my addy...

http://journals.aol.co.uk/davethesod/WorldOfTheSod/

Thank you so much in advance...

ginskia said...

Hi Dee,

Sorry I have not been here in a while.  My computer has been on the fritz.  Now it is fixed.  I have been getting your alerts though.  I love your intro audio.  I think it is cool.   Also thanks for the compliments on my granny squares that I put on my Tweeties for my pics.

I think this song really matches crocheting.  The "Come on and let it" really describes crocheting.

I also think your trim for the shawl is beautiful.

Anita