Now, I’m sure all you out there in webville just can’t wait to learn more about my transformation into a yarn snob and knitter extraordinaire after my sad experiences with Homespun, but part three of my ongoing chronicle of Early Knitting Adventures will just have to wait.
I know it’s only Thursday morning, but I am way too excited about all the fun happenings around town this weekend.
- Tonight, instead of heading to Stitch N Bitch WeHo, The Baronand I are going to LACMA for a late-night breeze through the museum. The event tonight is free and there’s also free admission all weekend — very cool.
- On Saturday evening, we’re meeting some friends for a play, The Beastly Bombing, a political satire finishing it’s run in LA next before heading to New York in the fall. Incidentally, the play’s author is a pretty brilliant guy with a very dastardly moustache . . . that should be all any potential play-goers need to know!
- And finally, on Monday night, we’re going to the Ford Amphitheater for the LA Film Festival’s presentation of Dark Side of Zeppelin:
When Griffith Observatory reopened last year, the new management left out one vital element — Laserium. The original laser light show, Laserium made its Observatory premiere in 1973 and, over the years, has blown countless minds with its hypnotic, blazingly colorful combinations of music and pure light. For one night only, the Hollywood Hills will glow once again as two classic Laserium shows — featuring the epic music of Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon — play back-to-back at the Ford in a heavy metal psychedelic sensory spectacular that’s not to be missed.
I never made it to the Observatory for the Laserium show before it closed for renovation — in fact, I don’t think I’ve been there at all since I’ve lived in LA. Blinking-and-flashy lights are one of The Baron’sfavorite things, and he’s organized many Laserium trips in the past. In fact, for his birthday this year, I got him a set of underwater lightshow globes that are cool but, as luck would have it, are my most favorite pool toy. (Does this happen to anyone else? You get someone a cool present and then you end up using/playing with it way WAY more than they do?) I like to splash around in the pool with the lights and the pool skimmer . . . he calls it “jellyfish farming” because I guess that’s what it looks like to him. I’m easy to entertain. (Oh, a shiny object! Wow, colored lights! It doesn’t take much, and I’m blissfully happy for hours . . .)
Finally, for any knitterly readers out there, I am making smashing progress on my socks. They actually look like socks now and even fit me quite well. I am hoping to be able to show off the finished product in the next week or so, but for now I am resisting a braggy, picture-filled post about simple short-row-heel-and-toe, 2×2 rib leg socks-in-progress. I’ll wait to brag until they are actually done.