So this weekend was a triple threat of geekery...
On Saturday I went to YarnCon, which was a lot of fun, and kind of like seeing a bunch of old friends too... everyone was super friendly and the Chicago knitters came out in force. I got to see Franklin's new book (fantastic!) and previews of his Men and Knitting calendar (woo hoo!!!). But the star moment, and the reason why I went, was to meet Ann from Mason Dixon Knitting and get her to sign my copy of the book! Terrific!! She was super nice and enthusiastic, and I got to show her the caterpillar blankie in progress:
I'm really pleased with this, it's coming out quite nicely and it's really, REALLY fun to do fair isle at a gigantic gauge like this!!
Also, I showed off progress on the Solar System sweater -- doesn't look like much, but it's chugging along:
For those of you playing along at home, I'm past Saturn's orbit and on to Jupiter (Pluto will be chainstitched in after the fact).
So then Sunday, we went to the Long Grove Apple Festival and sang in Renaissance costume. Turned out to be a good time, and a good demo opportunity, although there were only 6 of us so we didn't sing all our strongest pieces. Still we got good crowds of people listening, so that was nice!
And then raced back to the city to take part of the MP3 Experiment! It was raining by that time so it was quite a wet and cold event, but I'm still so thrilled to have taken part in it. Can't wait for pix to be posted, and video too!! If you haven't seen any of Improv Everywhere's stuff before, it's really fun and exciting. I personally think that adding more weirdness into the world is a good thing... nothing should be too predictable. My favorite: the best little league game ever.
So that was quite a few geeky pursuits in one weekend! Stay tuned for more, and I'll review The Contender, which I rewatched this last weekend.