These hands.

These hands make music, teach, knit, heal, love, care for the sick, throw pots, build, love, care for the dying, write, paint, spin, reach out, bring beauty, come with compassion. These hands.

These hands belong to my friends.

These hands.

(They like their mitts!) It was a great day yesterday catching up with a couple of old friends.

Back in May this dock was pretty empty, but look at it mid-August!

Aren’t you glad that you live in a world where hands can do this?

Which I found because somebody sent me this Pilobolus performance on Conan O’Brien’s show,

These people are incredible! I also watched this one, called “A Performance Merging Dance and Biology”. It is beautiful, and both dancers are plenty nice to watch, their movements, their muscles, their grace. But I don’t get the title… anybody help me out here? (This one is long, 14 minutes, but entrancing)


I started a sweater for dh out of the teal marl… got about 2 inches up from the bottom (in a circular 50 inch sweater) and realized I do not have enough yarn! Rip rip rip. So I started again in the olive. He wants just a plain plain sweater. I planned on doing a basic Elizabeth Zimmerman style sweater, where I can make up my mind about the top when I get there… maybe I can convince him that saddle shoulders are a good thing? I’ll build it up like the Cobblestone Pullover from Jared Flood. I may make this sweater versus the saddle shoulder. I like the shaping that is in this pattern. Has anybody made it?

7 Responses so far

  1. 1

    Molly Bee said,

    August 17, 2008 @ 7:21 am

    I LOVE the hands picture and the bit you wrote about it! I’d frame that one!

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    Emily said,

    August 17, 2008 @ 3:35 pm

    Haven’t made it personally, but I’ve seen it all over blogland. Definitely check the rav projects page.

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    Gramily said,

    August 17, 2008 @ 3:40 pm

    Pilobus, incredible! They are timeless, always miraculous. Thanks for the THREE videos. I have no knowledge at all on how to negotiate you-tube. I think I am a generation (or two) removed.

    Our blessings are many. We know it over and over. These hands are clapping. Thanks for remembering how much we can do, and exposing those marvelous hands.

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    Chris said,

    August 17, 2008 @ 10:23 pm

    That hands picture is great! And I’m glad to hear the mitts were so well received.

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    Michifuz said,

    August 24, 2008 @ 11:36 am

    I think the title means that the dancers are seen as two bodies exploring the possibilities of graceful movement that nature allows. I loved it! Thanks for sharing! (I’m Peruvian, English is no my mother tongue, sorry for any mistakes)

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    Blogless Carrie said,

    August 24, 2008 @ 8:46 pm

    Cool, cool, cool – shadow work and sweater! I’m afraid I haven’t got it in me to watch the 14 min. clip, but had a great time watching the other stuff – only had to “rewind” once to figure something out!

    Talk to you soon –

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    Blogless Carrie said,

    August 24, 2008 @ 8:52 pm

    P.S. Cool hand shot at the beginning – glad you had fun with your friends –

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