1) I finished Anathem by Neal Stephenson. I highly recommend it. He mentions evolutes, and icosahedrons (favorite toys from college) and keeps talking about people discussing math and philosophy in cloisters. I want to live in that book.
2) I made a new pattern. It just needs a little last bit of polish and some glamour shots before getting out into the world, but the testers have blessed it and I’m wearing mine right now. Here’s some pictures to tease you before the real thing gets out there.
And my favorite bit about those two things? I named the pattern Cloister before I even started the book. I love coincidences like that.
Ok…technically it’s the second girliest camping. One of our campers told us about a trip she did that involved formal gowns and a porcelain bathtub while camping. Even so, this is how I like to get away.
1) Get your knitting group together
This is a few of us from the Capitol Hill Knitters of Dooom. I’ve mentioned them before.
2) Find a lovely farm for camping.
This is Rodstol Farm, our host for the weekend. It’s a wonderful place with great events throughout the year. You should check them out when you’re in the area.
3) Make sure there’s plumbing in the area.
4) Let someone else do the cooking
Cynthia made simple, gorgeous, incredibly delicious meals with an emphasis on local ingredients.
7) Dye yarn over the campfire
8) Go home.
Ok, I didn’t like that last one so much. I could have stayed there forever.