I had an eventful weekend, and a productive one! First, the FO:
It's a baby blanket I did on commission for a friend. Her only specification was that it be pink. So I found two shades of pink acrylic that were bearable to me (I hate many shades of pink) and started knitting. I based my pattern on Fiber Trends Field of Flowers shawl. You knit the center square flat and then knit the rippled edge round and round. Dead easy, and a fairly quick knit.
(And before anyone gets all squicky about the acrylic, hey, it's a baby blanket, needs to be washable and dryable, and not everybody likes superwash. There ARE appropriate uses for acrylic yarn!)
Last weekend was the annual PHG annual fall retreat. It was a great time, as usual.
There was Alice in antlers:
Greg wearing a newly-spun yarn necklace:
Annie being her inimitable self (with Kim spinning in the background):
Kim's daughter Marissa made an adorable needle-felted monkey for an ornament exchange. (It looks much better than my crappy photo indicates:
Look at the adorable little banana!
I didn' t get any good pictures of the Initiation of the Retreat Virgins, but that went well. There was almost no blood shed this year. :)
I roomed with Janet and Laura, the Best Roomies EVAR! I got some knitting done, and lots more spinning than I expected to finish. We had a great time, and those of you locals who didn't make it missed out on a fun time.