Thursday, May 17, 2007

Art Museum

Cody's field trip to the Brooks Museum of Art in Memphis. His teacher was sooo glad to see me, because she had two parent chaperons back out at the last minute. (One backed out because her dog was sick. Go figure.) She was having to scrounge for volunteers so there would be enough adults to even make the trip. I wasn't going to back out. I'd been looking forward to this for a long time.

When we got there, the students were treated to a guided tour of the traveling exhibit--which was on African men's power dressing. The exhibit showed traditional African clothing which indicated power, wealth, and status among the men of their tribes. It was pretty interesting. The students also got to do an art project. In this case, they made African hats out of paper bags. Well, supposedly...Cody put Japanese symbols on his.

After that, we were given an hour to see the rest of the museum. That was just enough time to make me want to go back. They do allow photography inside the museum, but the school had requested we leave our cameras at home. I doubt the teacher would have said anything if I'd brought mine, but I'd rather take it on a day when I can stay as long as I need to.

Since this was the first time in about 10 years that I've been able to go anywhere and not have to drive, I needed a knitting project to take along. I thought about my Irish Hiking Scarf, but didn't want to take a chance on losing my cable needle. Then I thought about taking a pair of socks, but I didn't want to take a chance on losing a DPN. So out came the old Magic Loop and my last ball of sock yarn. This is how much I got done during the trip:

This is a generic ribbed cuff pattern with a 72 stitch cast on. The yarn is Meilenweit Cotton Spirit color #3004.

When I got home, I finished the April mid month KAL:

This is the one I missed when my computer had its attack. I'd wanted to go back and pick it up, and when she started putting out the May mid month pattern, I figured I'd better get on it.

Well, I guess all good things must come to an end, including this day. It's back to work tomorrow, so I'd better get to bed.

Heavy sigh...



Sus said...

Ooh, art museums! I *lurve* art museums! I'm so glad you got to go, and I hope you get to return soon to take pictures and roam around at your leisure. In fact, I'm now completely inspired to trek over to the campus museum today at lunch and roam a bit myself. Also, love Cody's project! Hope he had as much fun as you did.

Becky said...

I love museums, too, of all kinds. I really do want to go back. Cody did seem to enjoy the museum. I don't know about the hat. I'd asked him to model it, but he wouldn't.


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