I think the acoustics are best over by New York Fries

So, having been in Toronto for the weekend, I went over to the Purple Purl yesterday for their pre-Boxing-Day Boxing Day sale. There were $5 bins, 50% off bins, 20% off everything ELSE. I bought some yarn, my sister hugged the piles of yarn and then bought two sweaters’ worth, I saw all the fun people who were there, sympathized with Jen who had wrenched her ankle slipping on the ice that very morning and yet still came in and stood at the cash register, hung out and knitted for a bit, and it was great.

And then I lost all my photos on my camera card.

Yesterday evening when I went to get my photos off of my camera card, the crappy card reader I’d just bought went and corrupted all the files, and for all I know I may not have any photo record of all the cute yarn-hugging, let alone the other scadloads of photos that I don’t have copies saved of. (Note to self: SAVE ALL THE COPIES.)

But since Monday has sort of become YouTube day around here, here. Instead of pretending to visualize photos of a yarn sale, instead you could watch this Hallelujah Chorus flash mob video that my mom sent me a link to. It is a non-sucky start to the day.

And now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go nurture my denial about just exactly how bad my Christmas knitting procrastination has gotten. I’ll be over here in the corner if you need me.

Happy knitting!


  1. Try cardrecovery.com. There are several others as well. we had the same thing happen and this was great. it even recovered some files that we had deleted that last time we emptied the card on purpose. Good Luck.

  2. Love it! I wish your photos came out. The Hallelujiah Chorus over pictures of knitters indulging in a yarn sale is MY idea of perfect Christmas video!

  3. In ten years of working as a photojournalist and then five more as a wedding photographer, I only ever REALLY lost a couple of images, including from cameras reporters used. They’re surprisingly recoverable.

    In our case, we used Macs and Image Rescue, but I’m sure there are PC programs out there that work as well. Don’t give up hope or do anything else to the card until you try a good program.

    Once you have your pictures off the card, reformat the card in the camera and take a few test shots to be sure the card is working right. It’s probably fine, but they’re so cheap, you don’t want to go through this again.

  4. Oh, man — this seriously brought me to tears. I have a seriously love for Handel’s music, and sang this every year in high school choir. What a beautiful, beautiful gift for folks probably stressed out by the season. (And obviously at least lead by a bunch of professional singers — Wow! Those first few singers were simply awesome!)

    Thank you, Glenna. This is the kind of holiday spirit that often seems missing these days. Best of luck with recovering your pictures.

  5. Linda in TX · ·

    I’m so sorry about your photos Glenna but I hope that by the time you read these comments, it will be cured! I loved the chorus – I have watched it over and over again. Friends (GOOD friends) keep sending it to me because I will watch i each and every time. It was a great gift from you today.

  6. Dear Glenna..

    I put my head down on the desk here and bawled like a baby..thankyou.

    This has always been one of my favorites…and such a treat after a very long day.

  7. Hazel Smith · ·

    It never fails! I end up in tears every time. I hope you’ve seen and heard the version from Macy’s in Philadelphia with the big organ. Handel forever especially Messiah. Thank you.

    Cheers and red wine, Hazel.

  8. Awesome! I love the Hallelujah Chorus. I too sang this every year in junior high and high school. It still gives me goosebumps and brings tears to my eyes.

    BTW, my kids and I still quote the Death Star Cantina to each other, especially when in food courts with those little trays.

    Happy Holidays!

  9. Thanks for the Hallelujah Chorus. Such a magical moment for eh shoppers.

  10. Can you imagine being at the performance when King George II stood upon hearing the opening chords. Beautiful song! Thanks for sharing it today. And… celebrate with me! All my Christmas knitting is finished, both orders and family gifts. A secret pair of Fiddlehead Mitts are being cast on now. Best of luck to you all as you rush to complete your gifts!

  11. Did you know the Hallelujah flash mob was at Seaway Mall in Welland? So close to home!

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