Thursday, August 21, 2008

Knitting and Drumming

There's a lot of correlation between knitting and drumming. Both require two sticks. Both have evolved into varied styles. Both require rhythm, tools in different sizes, dedication, and practice. Both can be an art form when you put your heart into them.

I used to play the drums over a decade ago, before DD was born. Then I sold them to a house band in Hot Springs, and regretted that day ever since. Every now and then, the opportunity to play would arise - usually at parties or in a bar. It felt good knowing I still had it in me. But I didn't had the drums.

When I turned 36, I decided that if I could find a good set for under $300, I'd go for it. I found a cranberry red Pearl set locally on Craigslist. Granted there's only one cymbal and the throne is a little crooked, BUT the heads are new, and the hardware is in good shape, and they sound AWESOME.

So I sat down again after way too long, and recorded this clip with my same camera for knitting photos. This is what I came up with. Don't worry, I won't stop knitting!


  1. Is there anything you can't do? You are awesome girl. My brother loves to play the drums and I haven't heard any good drum rhythm since I heard him last. Great talent!

  2. That was awesome! I don't have much rhythm so playing an instrument is out of the question for me. But I commend those who do.

  3. So I've been AWOL from blog-life and knit-life for a while, but now with the weather changing, I think I'm ready to spend more time indoors with cozy activities. I am so jealous of your drums. I have always wished I had been cool enough to play the drums. You rock!


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