First I want to let you all know that although my little town received so much rain that we still have some puddles, to my knowledge there is no lingering damage from flash floods. We do have a lot more green stuff growing than we've had in years--although technically we are still in a drought.
The respiratory virus/infection that has had me down for three weeks or so did not prevent me from making some other acquisitions.
Download Here. (Yes, I easily spend hours and hours on Ravelry--to the detriment of blog reading.)
3S Shawl showing the first picots I have made in knitting. (I've made more than a few thousand in tatting!) It's not yet blocked; I just tossed it over the back of the loveseat so I'd have a photo. I thought it would be larger, but I had only 100 grams of yarn. It will be plenty big enough to wear as a neck accessory or in the collar of a coat. (I have another on the needles in a dusty pinkish red color which will be quite a bit larger.)
I've been keeping very, very busy; you know I've been just trying to ward off loneliness with Sweet Teen away at college. I can see that I could end up being very, very busy but not enjoying things if I don't give some more thought and editing to my activities. I would love to start a little needlework/handwork group of four to six people who could meet in my home one evening every couple of weeks. I'm not sure I know enough people to make that happen.
I did get home Friday evening and miss Sweet Teen--but Netflix had arrived so I got to re-watch Tuck Everlasting as well as another film that's not worth recommending. The truth is that I just love the music in that film--and the Edwardian dresses. I'm coming home from school really exhausted--and am looking forward to another special ed teacher coming on board soon so that I can have a reasonable sized caseload instead of about twice as many students as I should have.
I'm really missing my blog reading--I get so spoiled over the summer. I even have magazines I haven't had time to read!