I finally didn't make the cat toy. Not that I didn't have the time to knit, it's just I didn't have the concentration needed in exploring a new pattern. I did manage to finish the back of faye and started the left front, which is now at the armhole shaping. Not bad, huh? I also got the shoe size of my MIL ... so now I have more projects waiting on my to-do list. I think a pair of felted slippers would be a good idea for Christmas gift.
We didn't make any long trips out of town, mostly staying in the Bay Area. But we did visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium. My MIL is a great great animal-lover, so this is a good place to take her. I've been there once and I LOVE it there because there is a section on beautiful jelly fish:
This time we were there when it was feeding time. It was an amazing sight to see the staff diving into the kelp forest to feed the fishes. Don't you feel confused looking at this picture whether it was the diver feeding the fishes or the fishes feeding on the diver?
The sea otters are the poster-kids for the aquarium ... but you won't be surprised by this when you see that they are sooooo lively, playful and cute:
One week seems really short ... but the most important thing is that she had a good time here. Judging from this picture, I think she did: