Sunday, January 28, 2007

January flies by

Trip Recap

Well, two weeks ago I was blogging about going to London and it already feels like a long time ago! What a blast! A wonderful city, a terrific time, great travel mates. We got to do a lot (3 museums, 1 outdoor market, sightseeing, tube riding, partying and tea drinking) and talk a lot.

Alev and Mary at St. Martins
My partners in crime, one of whom insisted on wearing purple knickers [panties] in every photo. Here they are looking especially dignified at St. Martin in the Fields.

Alison Lapper Pregnant

Probably one of the most amazing public art pieces I've ever seen was in Trafalgar Square. It is a sculpture called Alison Lapper Pregnant, a beautiful sculpture of a disabled woman who has no arms and shortened legs. It's breathtakingly striking and sits very high up, right in front of the National Gallery. It says a lot about the presence of someone with a disability in one of the most central squares in Britain.

Some more London scenes:

Golden sculpture of Springbok over the doorway of the South African Embassy.

Tiny cars on tiny streets.

Parliament buildings from a boat ride.

Knitting Updates

I'm late with the red scarf for the Red Scarf Project, but am hoping to get it done and send it in a bit late. I'm doing an Encore Worsted scarf (wool-acrylic) in a basketweave stitch. Like the pattern, the yarn no so much.

Working on Calorimetry for a friend in Araucania Atacama Alpaca. Coming along nicely, but scarf has to come first.

Also doing a hat in Noro Kureyon. It's kinda itchy, I'm thinking of lining it with fleece or something. Has anyone done that?

Pics to come in a post soon. Happy end of January!


At Monday, January 29, 2007 1:05:00 PM, Blogger Danielle said...

That's one tiny car :)


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