There have been some great knitting developments happening lately. The first being that I attended my second knitting group meet up, and it is actually only the third one that the group has ever had and attendance is growing rapidly. The first meet up had one person there (not me), and at the second there were three of us. Well on Sunday there were eight of us (I think). I snapped the photo below before everyone else arrived because the space is beautiful, and the view is amazing, and the weather had been fantastic all day.
So the third knitting-related this is that I finally used the blocking squares that I bought from Knit Picks ages ago, and they are great! It was so nice to have something to actually pin to, as opposed to a towel on my ironing board. Which would not have worked for the blanket show below. I have no idea what I would have done. Probably just not blocked it. But wow, what a different it make, the shape was all wonky and not square at all before I did that. I also blocked the Dovetail Cowl I mentioned a few days ago, and it made an even more noticeable difference for that project. So that was $40 well spent (or however much it was I spent on those boards).