It's summer, the time for expeditions! The whole fan-damily went to the Ontario Science Centre yesterday. We'd got an advertising blurb mailed specially to us about the Titanic exhibition and so we just had to go check it out. The blurb, unfortunately for us, didn't tell us that it would cost almost $100 for a family of four to see it! However, since we'd already invested quite a bit of time to get there -- why oh why did anyone think that such a thing should be built miles from the centre of town? -- we forked over the cash and enjoyed our day.
When you go into the exhibit, you get a ticket with a real passenger's name on it, and at the end is the list of all passengers and crew, divided by class, and you can see if you lived or died! Elaine and I were both first class ladies, and we both made it, Elaine with her child, but Stephen and Arthur were both in third class, and though Arthur's wife and child survived, both men were, as they say, "lost." You can read all about the ship and the iceberg and the lifeboats and the band playing on, here. The exhibit was really good, but the rest of the Science Centre was so crowded and noisy that who could tell what was what. Rule #1: Go late in the day, when all the day camps have gone home!
Now, then, knitting.
Once upon a time, I made this totally adorable and warm green angora hat. It will go to the Knit Cafe and then to Afghanistan to keep some little head warm. It is so tiny, but they need them for newborns.
I also made this totally adorable sock-yarn hat, which is called an Orbiter, from this old book, for a baby who is meant to be born sometime around Halloween. Unfortunately, it won't fit for another year or two.... But I have some white angora and might just make another wee hat out of that. In fact, I've been eying all my white and whitish wool lately, thinking of popping it in a pot of KoolAid to see what happens. So, we'll ... see what happens with that!
Right now, though, I am engrossed in the pattern du jour, the Baby Surprise Jacket! Since all the cool kids are doing it, I must do it too.
It'll be done in no time, since I can't wait to see how it all works out! I think I'll stick to two colours for this one, but with that KoolAid dye business in mind, we might see something crazier later this summer.