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It is nice to be back home, except for our weather here in Akron. Chee-e-e! We had a few rainy days in LA, but we also had some nice weather, sunny, and warmer. Got to see Forrest Whitaker, like I said before, and then the very next night my husband, Larry, Keith and Valerie went back to blockbuster to rent another evening movie and there was Drew Carey picking out a movie. Yep. My husband got to shake his hand also. Drew was very friendly also. Larry and I got our picture taken with the janitor from Scrubs, Neil Flynn.....also, very nice and receptive. Keith took us to one of his comedy improve shows at Second City there, not far from their apartment. They were setting up for the Oscars in front of the Kodak Theater that week. The day of the oscars, we went to San Diego to see my niece. Up in Sacramento, Ca., where we took 3 days to see Larry's Aunt and cousins, I went to a fabric store called Beverlys (with Larrys cousins who are my age and same interests) and it had some really nice fabrics. So, I got some that I haven't seen here. I had to be careful how much I got to bring back in my suitcase. I also got my daughter-in-law, Valerie, to take me to Patchwork Penguin that was in Tujunga, Ca. about 30 minutes out from Studio City/Hollywood area into the foothills of the mountains. They had just moved to their location from not far, but maybe they need to get settled some. I bought some penguin related prints, in a kit with pattern, and a pattern to make another wall hanging with penguin design. Before I left the store, the manager called me back after my purchase and gave me a tiny penguin charm, symbolic of their store. I thought that was so nice. I also picked up a small knitting project, since I really couldn't sit at a machine and quilt, and started making baby washcloths for the new baby coming soon. All of you out there know how, as a creative person, you just can't go long without doing something with your hands----even on vacation. Well, that's me anyways. Keith saw me pull out my knitting and he wanted me to teach him. I said "really?". So, I taught him to make a tiny washcloth for his nephew who is 7 months old. He did a great job and a fast learner. Valerie, his wife, tried, but she gave up. Can't wait to get back to my quilting.

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Comment by Kathy Marie on February 28, 2009 at 6:08am
Glad your home safe!!! What are these washcloths like? I knit a dishcloth and my family really loves them. It starts out knit 4, then each row you knit 2, yarn over, and knit til end of row. When 42 sts. are on then you knit 1, knit 2 together, yarn over, knit 2 together, then knit til end of row. Does that sound the same?
Comment by Kelly on February 27, 2009 at 7:09pm
Sounds like you had a fun vacation!

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