Midsummer has already struck. In South Texas we are in an epic drought-- as one of my colleagues put it "I don't know that I will ever see rain again." That might seem a bit extreme but some days it seems that way with the temperatures hovering around 100 for days on end. Rain would be good, rain is desperately needed, some days it really seems that it will not ever rain again (it hasn't really rained since last fall with the exception of one thunderstorm about a month ago.)
Meanwhile I am thinking about knitting goals for the summer. The other day I pulled out a project that became a UFO last year after a it snagged massively on a zipper in my knitting bag and I couldn't deal with it--- I pulled out the needles and frogged up to the snag and then took some painstaking time putting the stitches back on the needles. Now it is moving forward.
It is Damson from Ysolda's Whimsical Little Knits 2- as you can see right now it is just a pile of garter stitch- I am close to finally getting to the edging, but it will be a little bit longer before I have pictures of anything that looks remotely like a shawlette. It is knit in Malabrigo sock.
It was my birthday earlier this week and my mom sent me some new dresses (thanks mom!) as I have recently lost a little bit of weight- not really dramatic, but enough that I need new clothes so everything doesn't look sloppy and large on me. So the dresses were appreciated. My dad sent me a fun gift too:
Four hand-made bags for my knitting projects. They are super cute. So there is this older woman who makes these bags who lives in my great-aunt's apartment complex in California. Anyway my dad saw a bag that my great-aunt had bought from the woman and he liked it and decided to buy me some for my knitting projects. Seriously fun eh?
Meanwhile the baby blanket goes on- no progress pictures because, well it all looks the same, just bigger. It is taking a while to knit, but I hope to have it done within a month or so. Remind me next time to not knit a baby blanket from DK weight yarn. Might have been a bad idea.
After the baby blanket is done I think I am going to stick with socks and shawls for the summer. It is just too hot, although I have sweaters I would like to work on, I think that is an impossibility in this heat.
Meanwhile on the cross-stitch front I am finishing up a project that is destined for a friend who will be moving away soon.
I have to finish putting in the little flowers around the wreath and it will be done soon. I thought it was rather sweet myself.