Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Work-in-Progress Wednesday 57
Wow is it hot! It was in the 100s in LA this weekend, and we get home to rain and 102. I don't have AC at home (because honestly, you only need it like 2 weeks out of the year in San Dieg0), but with the humidity being so high, it's not pleasant, that's for sure. We had an amazing time in LA, visiting with family and friends. We even got to help a friend work on his production line of tiki mugs he's making for an upcoming event! Another great thing we did, Monday we went to LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) and went to the Tim Burton exhibit they had going on. We'd been really wanting to go, and were so glad to have not missed it. YAY for us! It was amazing, as it took 1 1/2 hours to walk through it all. Unfortunately, cameras weren't allowed in the exhibit.
All of the fun means I didn't really knit/crochet. Before I left for vacation, I was busy dyeing yarn, so that stopped me from getting anything done beforehand. I was hoping to get SOMETHING done over the weekend, but alas, did not. Well, that's kind of lying actually. My husband bought me Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi while we were there and I started a little elephant.
As you can see, I'm about to pick up stitches for the ears, but the little guy is SO small, it's a little hard to. I was also trying to do it in poor lighting, so hopefully I can get it started up again later. It measures only about an inch big (yes, an inch...). All the patterns are amazing in the book, but I decided on the elephant first because I had gray yarn for my skirt with me! That being said, I fudged the truck. It was supposed to be an i-cord, but I didn't have double pointed needles with me, and all the LYS were closed Monday for the holiday (I knit the little guy with magic loop), so I just k2tog until I had two stitches on each needle, then knit the trunk and cast off. It's not as clean as an i-cord, but not too shabby. I will say, I can't wait to make another one with less splitty yarn!
That's it for me. Again, I still have the skirt, socks and shawl going, but didn't even touch them this last week. What are you working on?
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