Yes, we finally had an (almost) rain free weekend, with only a bit of rain from 7pm last night to sometime this morning.
Last night we went to eat delicious sushi & drink sake & sup on miso, then went off to see a movie...the Simpsons movie. As a fairly die hard Simpson's fan, I was pretty disappointed. Its like someone who watched a few episodes wrote the movie. Thin on gags, poor continuation of character...not great. Excellent Mickey Mouse joke around 2/3 of the way through.
Anyway, a finished object...This is the beautiful baby hat from Purly Whites. Knitted in Debbie Bliss Cashmerino (I really should buy shares in her company, the amount I use), on aluminium 3.25mm dpns. They were horrible. I really need some bamboo or wood dpns of this size - I felt like I couldn't keep gauge (although it looks ok in the end), and it was slow going. But the pattern itself is intuitive, easy, and despite looking like it is going to fit a giant, ends up looking quite nice. I didn't do the 'stem' out the top (well, I did, but I didn't like it so I undid it!). So another thing (unwashed and unblocked as yet) put away for the coming baby influx.
Also, more progress on the black socks...
Which, in fact, has commenced. My dear friend Vincent and his lovely wife Andy had their two beautiful babies last week. They are very little and a bit early, but everyone is healthy and I would like to wish them all the best wishes. In the meantime, there is a bit of catch-up knitting to be done (they are both early and smaller than expected! Although if I wait long enough they will get to a more finished-object-friendly size...)
On a different note, some pics from tonight's meal...Almost looks like summer, doesn't it!