Last December I was already thinking that I didn't want to buy any yarn in 2012. A good friend asked me about going to Stitches West. Obviously, I could demonstrate self restraint and just look and enjoy the weekend. However, being honest about my lack of self control, I just knew that wouldn't happen.
So, instead we decided to do our own knitting retreat. Her SO is out of town for awhile, so I left Partner and Boy #2 to their own devices (which involved sloppy joes, pizza and John Carter) and headed south for three days.
We are both nerds of extraordinary proportions. So, while we did some window shopping in her town, we spent most of the weekend knitting and watching Harry Potter. You can see our Saturday Evening of Indulgence:
I got a lot of knitting done, though I was slowed down by our nerd-tastic drinking game: a sip of wine anytime any character said "Snape" or "brilliant." Fortunately it was only for part of the 3rd movie and we aren't completely lacking in judgement, so it wasn't (quite) as bad as it sounds.
We started the visit at dinner so I cast on for a Beyond Puerperium for a little one that is arriving soon. By Sunday noon, when it was time to drive north, I had this:
What a great pattern! And I have a story about the pattern I'll tell later.
Hurray for knit weekends!