Don't panic! However, I'm fairly certain my brain has drowned in a vat of tomato sauce. Ugh. I know I'll be very happy about all the work, but right now I am so sick of tomatoes I could cry (which I figure I'll be doing around 9:00 tonight).
The knitting retreat was fabulous, I had such a good time. It is so inspiring to hang out with 60 other women who are just as delighted by the craft of knitting and I feel totally recharged. I took well over 100 photos, but only about a quarter of them turned out.
I stayed with my friend Cindy and her lovely family on Thursday night (and didn't managed to take any pictures of them, how lame is that?) Portland has an amazing light rail system, which I took from the airport to Beaverton, where Cindy et al. live.
Each lodge at Silver Falls State Park has six rooms, three on each side and a common area in between.
Plus a porch. Friday and Saturday were very warm and sunny. Sunday was cooler and overcast.
One side of the dining hall. Even though there wasn't ever a fire in the fireplace, it is still a natural place to gather.
A few of us went for a walk on Sunday. Everything seems to be covered in moss.
Most of the pictures I took on the walk didn't turn out because it was just dark enough in the woods that focusing was difficult. I took this one with the flash, which I don't use much because it can be very harsh. The effect is very eerie and looks like it is much darker than it really was (it was around 5:00 P.M.)
Hand sized clover.
You'd think as much knitting as was going on, I'd have taken more pictures of that, but no. I was, you know, too busy knitting.