Because Maren Rousset gets terrible air sickness, the ladies tour the country in a tricked out bus. All that travel time, hours and hours in between towns big and small (mostly small), allows Mrs. Rousset (Maren) to knit. A little known fact is that she is responsible for the costumes the ladies wear when they perform.
The "Turn-About" is of Mrs. Rousset's original design. She says, "Use it for what you like - an apron, a peplum or a cape."
Mrs. Rousset (Maren) explains, "The 'Turn-About' shown here was made from eleven 80-yard skeins of January & Wood's Kentucky 'Decorative' All-Purpose Yarn. It is comprised of 88% rayon and 12% metallic thread." I bet that metallic thread sparkles on stage when lit properly. How neat is that?
"I'm about as happy as I can be," continues Mrs. Rousset (Maren), "I get to sing and knit; knit and sing. When I knit, I silence my mind and that's when I start to hum a new melody or hear a new arrangement for a classic, pop number, like with the cover we did a few years back of that Foreigner hit."
This is indeed a unique creative partnership. When Mrs. Rousset (Maren) hums a tune, for example, Mrs. Rousset (Sandra) is there to transcribe it and, like clay, mold it into a song.
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