Hello my blogging friends! April really got away from me. I didn’t post anything! And here it is almost mid May. I don’t have much to show in the way of crafting. April kept us busy with the basement issue. I am happy to say that the construction part is done, aside from a couple of minor issues. Painting is scheduled for near the end of the month and hopefully carpet will follow. While the actual process wasn’t too bad (we’ll be cleaning concrete dust from everything for months to come) the work we had to do before was the worst. Packing and moving everything out. And we will have to unpack it all and move it back soon. We thought about painting and recarpeting the whole house, but that is going to have to be another time. We live in a quad level house and there isn’t much space for moving furniture out of rooms, so I am not ready to do all that again.
So, what have I been up to? A lot of scrapbooking while the workers were here. Evenings were spent knitting or cross stitching. Last week I finished the “Waiting For Spring” shawl from Woolenberry, that I started in February. And today I took it off of the blocking mats.
Shawl on the blocking mats. It is quite the process trying to get it all evened out and as close to dimensions as possible.
Love how the pattern looks all stretched out.
I think it came out so beautiful! Love the way this yarn drapes and it is so soft.
It will probably have to wait until Fall to be worn. Or maybe some chilly evening. I do love how it turned out. Again, the pattern is Waiting for Spring by Woolenberry and is available on Ravelry in her 2019 Shawl Club. Next week the Summer Shawl will come out, and I am thrilled to have the Spring one finished before the Summer one comes out. The yarn I used is AJHC Wools Basic Sock in Silenus colorway.
I have also been working on the Sun Flower pillow. It is slow going, with lots of confetti stitching, but I am determined to get it done this year 😉
So that is what I have been spending my time doing. What are you up to these days?