Thursday, January 08, 2009

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.

Elizabeth Short aka "The Black Dahlia"
7/29-24 to 1/15/47

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"

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At 4:05 PM PST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hahahaha! Ellen, I love your version of the Caliormetry! It looks great upside down.


At 6:30 PM PST, Blogger Laurie Ann said...

Wow! Look how beautiful Pershing Square looked when it was all green.

At 6:31 PM PST, Blogger Laurie Ann said...

Oh, and I meant to say I love your calorimetry. You rock the turban.

At 6:41 PM PST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This Northern California gal loves your LA blog! I've been doing some catching up and saw that marvelous crocheted scarf, Brandi's Lacy Birthday Scarf, you posted on 12/31. Where could I get directions for this please.
Oh yes, may 2009 be filled with love and inspiration!

At 7:26 PM PST, Blogger Madge said...

You rock the Lana Turner look.

Thanks for the Esotouric Society link, too. Gonna go check them out.

At 9:40 PM PST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your Disturbin' Turban is great! I tried to make one once, but it got so huge I gave up. Nice work.

About the Black Dahlia, my reading group read "Black Dahlia Avenger" by the guy who decided that his father George Hodel was the murderer. This was several years ago. For our discussion we met at the Biltmore for tea, then on the way home we stopped at the house on Franklin where the father lived, and peeked over the fence. It was quite an outing.

Christine G.

At 12:23 AM PST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A few years ago I wrote a perfectly wretched urban vampire novel riffing on the Black Dahlia murder, for NaNoWriMo. While my manuscript makes me wince, the tour looks NIFTY. Actually there's a few tours on that page that look nifty. Thanks!

You've got a total Rosie the Riveter thing going with the turban style calorimetry, there. Excellent, way to rock the Malabrigo!

At 4:56 AM PST, Blogger gale (she shoots sheep shots) said...

Not too many people can pull off the Calorimetry As Turban Look but you rocked it. You should put 2 large vintagey buttons on it at the ends.

At 4:26 PM PST, Blogger Ellen Bloom said...

Thanks for all the compliments, everyone!!!

Hey Leilani! Thanks for commenting. Brandi's Lacy Birthday Scarf is essentially the same pattern as the "Rhoda" scarf. You can find the pattern here:

The lacy border was found in Jean Leinhauser's "50 Crochted Afghan Borders", a Leisure Arts booklet. You can probably find it online or at your nearest craft store.

At 8:44 AM PST, Blogger Annette said...

I just sent you a link to the Black Dahlia tour! Hahaha! I should of known you were already in the know.

Your caliormetry came out great!!


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