Iris has chosen cheetahs for her year-end mammal report. This generated a trip to San Diego's Wild Animal Park to photograph them for her
We have a very happy camper.
As we walked out of the park, we saw an encounter between a flock of geese and a flock of flamingos. Here is the start. The geese look very serious.
Here is a video of the encounter. (Sorry about the low-resolution. I am still learning how to balance video file size and resolution.)
Then it was onwards south to San Diego to her grandparents' for a dinner of stuffed cabbage and strawberries and cream. All this driving allowed me time to knit Iris her own Curlicue Ruffle Scarf. Notice she is also showing off the plastic cheetah figurine we bought for her cheetah habitat diorama. $4.95!?! for a plastic figurine made in China?
Then I started on Latoya, a knitted asymmetrical tank from the Berroco free patterns library. The pattern needs some serious copy editing. When I am done, I will post a full errata.
I am continuing to chip away at the stash. I found one full and 3 partial skeins of Cotton-Ease in Candy Blue under my bed. It might be as much as 200 grams in total. The 32" chest, XS Latoya called for 200 grams of Love-it. I hope to eke out a tank top, sans shoulder straps out of the yarn on hand. Hopefully, the slightly thicker yarn (17 sts/4" vs 18 sts/4") and the width of the seam stitches (I am knitting this in the round) will yield a 34 or 34.5" chest sweater.
We ate Mother's Day brunch at the D.Z. Akins deli. My MIL and a woman at the next table stared at each other before realizing they had previously met each other at New Life Club of Holocaust Survivors functions.