Well, I sure have been quiet here lately... So before I get on with anything else I need to wish you all a happy summer solstice! We celebrated with a little picnic, a lot of gardening, and so much appreciating of the sun and warmth that has finally come to us.
It has been a while since I have joined Ginny for her Yarn Along, I am happy to have a little contribution this week. Most of my reading lately has been in preparation for the coming homeschool year. Chloe will be in 5th grade so two of our main lesson subjects will be botany and ancient civilizations. I'm very excited about these Charles Kovacs books, so many homeschool thoughts filling my mind lately...
Also so many knitting thoughts filling my mind lately. I am going to soon be starting on my first sweater, a cardigan for Chloe, to of course be followed by a second one for Chessa. (Who knows though how long this ambitious project will take me!)
So lots of knitting thoughts, no actual knitting. I am missing it. I have been occupying a few spare moments with a little crochet project though. A set of nesting bowls, the largest one having scalloped edges. It reminds me of a flower.
Mostly my yarn basket has sat neglected. I have even set aside my granny squares for a bit, things such as sewing and gardening have taken much of my time lately. The granny squares will patiently wait for slower days to come.
Lots of sewing has been happening though. I wish I could say I was getting as much accomplished before Chloe's birthday as I did before Chessa's. But no, I have not finished one single birthday gift yet! I suddenly decided I wanted to make Chloe a pinafore rather than a dress or a skirt. It is coming along nicely and will hopefully be done very soon.
Happy stitching, happy gardening, happy summer days to all!
(And happy cozy days to my friends beginning their beautiful winter season!)