Calendar & Caliormetry
Lots of things coming up in Los Angeles this second week of 2009! This Saturday, you can be knitting and crocheting with groups all over the City. 10am to noon, the once-a-month-Saturday WeHo SnB at the Original Farmers Market, 3rd and Fairfax, LA, upstairs dining area, will be convening. THEN, from 2-5 at the HomeGirl Cafe on Bruno St. and Alameda, downtown we can have a nice, late lunch and knit some more. From 3:30-5:30, out west in Santa Monica, the Fairview Knitters will be meeting at the Fairview Branch of the Santa Monica Library, Ocean Park & 21st.
If you're into morbid L.A. history, you can go on "The Real Black Dahlia" tour with the Esotouric Society. January 15th is the anniversary of the day that Elizabeth Short was killed in this gruesome, unsolved L.A. mystery. This is a very unique group...lots of interesting historical information is imparted on these tours.
It's the Second Saturday Gallery Night in Highland Park, Eagle Rock area, 7-10pm. We always have fun at Future Studio, Mor York Art Gallery, Avenue 50 Studio and more! My friend and fellow artist, Heather Hoggan is curating a show at Future Studio entitled "Make Art Not Trash Mosaic Project."
One of my fave actors, Dennis Hopper, will be at the Aero Theater in Santa Monica, Saturday and Sunday, talking about his life in film. This is an American Cinematheque event.
Sunday at the L.A. Country Museum of Art on the Miracle Mile, 1pm, there's a screening of "Grey Gardens" ...a documentary all about Jackie O's aunt and cousin. Director Liz Goldwyn will be there for a Q&A.
Every Sunday at 2pm, the L.A. Conservancy holds a walking tour of the historic Biltmore Hotel, downtown L.A. This is one of the most beautiful historic hotels in the world. It's a must-see!
Biltmore Hotel, Downtown Los Angeles
I've been knitting like crazy. I finally got around to knitting "Caliormetry." This pattern has been in the back of mind since it appeared on Knitty. I took a skein of my gorgeous Malabrigo yarn in the Cinnebar color and worked this up. You're supposed to wear this piece with the button at the back of your neck. However, I prefer wearing it turban style.
Ellen's "Disturbin' Turban"