This weekend was spent on a fabulous get-away filled with knitting, good friends and Little House on the Prairie. David & I went up to Lake Ann, MI, to a cabin that my friends B & D go to every year. We had tons of snow and a fireplace...very conducive to knitting. I finished the Avocado Fever Socks (thanks to Yarnmonster for the great dye job!) and started knitting a baby blanket as a gift. I'm using beautifully soft organic green cotton that I bought at MDS&W -- but I might rip it out. I've been doing a simple basket weave pattern (idea came from Kimberly Chapman's Knitting Gallery), and it's quite nice and soft, but I seem to remember Claudine knitting (or talking about knitting) a baby blanket all in one color that had the letters of the alphabet on it, made by just knitting/purling. I can't find the pattern anywhere -- Claudine, can you help? I think that's what this yarn really wants to be.
So, besides sitting around and knitting (a lot) this weekend, we spent hours watching Little House on the Prairie. Our new friend Suz, who is a prolific knitter and makes really great felted bags that she sells on her Etsy shop -- check it out! -- well, Suz also is the proud owner of every single LHOTP episode on DVD. We were way into Season 6, when Laura meets Manly. If they did a re-make today, who do you think would play Pa? We have some ideas for the cast, but my favorite is Clay Aiken as Willie Oleson.
On the way home, David and I stopped in Glen Haven to check out Lake Michigan -- frozen around the edges, snowy on the dunes...and very beautiful.