9.08.2006

Night Life - And Another FO!

Dick & I used to go to plays in LA on a regular basis. But kids & work & life happen and we got out of the habit. We're trying to change that. Tonight, we took Gary to see 'Curtains', a murder mystery comedy starring David Hyde Pierce of 'Frazier' fame, at the Music Center's Ahmanson Theatre. Excellent play; the cast was first rate, with great voices, and it was funny (corny, but funny.) From our seats in the Mezzanine, it looked like a full house, & everyone seemed to enjoy the production. Gary has been to plays locally and in London (Joseph & the Technicolor Dream Coat); we wanted him to experience a first-rate production at the Music Center. He enjoyed it (even if he did have to hang out with both parental units all night.)

And the shawl I was frantically crocheting so I could wear it tonight? Finished! It's a 3-ply natural alpaca and the pattern is from Melissa Leapman's "Cool Crochet" book.
I used an "I" hook for the pattern and an "H" hook for the border. The yarn had quite a few guard hairs in it, so I was afraid it would be scratchy. It wasn't. It was soft & luxurious & just the right weight for a delightful, slightly chilly, night on the town.