Black Sheep, You're the winner of the scrumptious skein of Knittery cashmere yarn. I loved everyone's sock story, and I couldn't possibly decide the winner by the "best" story method; so I decided to complete my contest using a highly scientific manner. I asked Russ to tell me a number between one and ten, which was the number of comments I had. He said, "five" and Blacksheep ws the fifth comment! Blacksheep, if you will email me your address I will have that yarn on the way to Switzerland right away:)
I spent yesterday at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. I'm part of a group of four teachers who take a class of honors students to the Getty every year. We get to go the Getty for "orientation" every year too, to get acclimated to any new exhibits since we're the tour guides. It is an incredible museum, situated on a hill overlooking downtown L.A. Of course, the view was a bit obscurred yesterday with all of the smoke, but the weather itself was perfect. We've been planning to go to the Getty Villa, which is now open in Malibu, but for obvious reasons it's been closed for the last week.
These two paintings are both on dispaly at the Getty. They're both paintings of Venus and Adonis by Vouet and Titian, respectively. I really like Vouet's version (top picture), since it reminds me of the mint candies my grandma used to have when I was little. It's the pastel colors I guess. I even used these two paintings as a subject for one of my papers for an art class I had to take for my Humanities degree. Sadly, that was the only class I received a B in, and the prof. ripped apart the two papers of mine that she graded. I never even got back my third and fourth papers....but I'm not bitter. (LOL)
I haven't been doing any impressive knitting, but I've been happily knitting pumpkins. I found a pattern for these pumpkins Curly Purly. They're so easy but still cute, I think. I think I'm calling the yellow one an apple. I'm planning to donate them for a fundraiser at our church next weekend. I figure they'll look cute on a Thanksgiving table.