I am scrambling to get ready to head out to the Men's Spring Knitting Retreat on Tuesday. There's laundry to be done; I need to finish the handouts and prep work for the 2 workshops I'm leading (one on beginner spindle-spinning and the other on Combined knitting). I got the MacBook turned on (first time) and fired up yesterday to write the handouts for the workshops, and there's been something of a learning curve, but not nearly as bad as I was anticipating.
My piece for show'n'tell is blocking: washed and pinned out on the carpet. (Okay, there's a sheet on the carpet.)
I'm in a little bit of indecision about what to take for a knitting project for the retreat, as Plan A fell through. K. has done a great scarf/stole using Noro Sekku: she was working on it last time I visited and I thought it would be a great project to take. I really, really like the combination of the yarn and the stitch pattern. And, I really like that the stitch pattern is open, but not particularly lacy. I had a ball of Noro Kureyon Sock in my stash that I thought would be perfect. Sampling, though, showed otherwise. Not sure what I'll do...there is some Handmaiden Cotton/Silk with plenty of shine and a perfect colour, but it's DK weight, so I'd have to do some pattern revision. I'll take the pattern and yarn along and work a sample. Meanwhile, you should pop over to the page on Patternfish and look at the design. (If you can knit, purl, work basic decreases and throw a yarnover, you'll have no problem. Solid instructions and an excellent chart -- and for the non-chart lovers, written row-by-row instructions.) And you can follow the link on the page to K.'s other designs: I like a couple of the other scarves.
That's it, gotta run.