Wednesday, November 07, 2007

LA Story

I arrived in LA last night. As the plane circled the city to land, the ash-smog enveloping the area was still pretty obvious. I'm noticing the air quality's pretty bad, even to my London-battered lungs. This morning we went out for proper American breakfast before Alexis went off to class. I pottered around the area she lives in (and found a bookstore to snoop at the new Debbie Stoller). I had two cardigans on, and was pretty amused that it was much colder in LA than it had been in DC.

It was still pretty smoggy, but I went to the local park and sat and knitted for a bit. Then I popped on the metro downtown to MoCA. After finding the gallery (it took a while, seeing as I was on foot rather than LA-usual car) I discovered it was shut on Wednesdays. Darn it. I walked about a bit, visited the public library, and mused that it was a lot warmer now; all sunny and "proper LA". At that point I realised I was only wearing the one cardigan.

Double darn it. I'd left the thicker one in the park in Los Feliz. It was the drops jacket I'd whipped up before leaving for the US. Seeing as it was so warm in DC, I'd hardly worn it. I hadn't taken any picture of it yet - I thought I'd get Alexis to take pictures of me wearing it in some American setting. I went back to the park, hoping that maybe, just maybe it'd still be hanging where I'd left it. Of course, it wasn't. Darn, darn, darn.

Walking dejectedly back down the steps to town, I spotted it! Splayed in a tree, where I gues someone threw/ hung it. You might just be able to make out the Hollywood sign in the background.

jumper in a tree

By this point the smog had cleared a bit and there was a lovely, fresh breeze. I picked the branches out of the jacket and played around taking photos of the view and walked around Los Feliz a bit more. I bought some amazing tacos and generally enjoyed noting how very different the place is from DC.

12 comments:

Penny said...

You must have been so relieved to see it hanging there.

An Abundance of Lisa said...

I'm so glad that you found your cardigan! It is always a bummer to lose clothing, but a hand-knit?? That'd be the worst. Glad you're enjoying LA!

KGLO said...

I'm glad you were able to see DC before LA. California is kind of its own separate country. It's just...different.

You should make a short detour up to Portland (Oregon)! Lots of great knitting shops, and a very quirky city. :)

gleek said...

i'm glad your cardigan wasn't stolen but it's very strange that it WAS in a tree :)

Veronique said...

Phew! You'll need that cardigan for NY. It's 45 F here...

schrodinger said...

Oh! I'm so glad you found it again, I would have be devastated, yah for the cardigan-finding-then-hanging-in-tree samaritan.

Mia said...

Lucky that you found the sweater. I doubt it would have still been there when you got back here in the DC area.

And that was a nice posed shot though. See some one wanted a job as your stylist!

Rae said...

Knowing that someone tossed it there, it makes me speculate what might have happened beforehand -- maybe it wasn't their size?

I'm glad you found it!

nuttnbunny said...

Nice end to a stressful jaunt! :-)

Karen said...

Im so glad you realized you had left it before it was too late! Will we get some proper photos when you return?

Kris said...

That's what we do here--if we find clothing left behind we hang it on a tree, bush, or fence so that it's highly visible to anybody running back or driving by. I live near a grade school--there's always little jackets or scarves arranged over the juniper!

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