What happened to summer? We had a great time, but my poor blog has been neglected! I didn't realize that I missed posting in July entirely. We stuck close to home for the most part, except for a family vacation to Orcas Island in the San Juans, and my son enjoyed some day camps--his favorite being skateboard camp. We did some gardening, had family visit, and continued all our usual pursuits (exercise, etc.).
I've been knitting but don't have a lot to show for myself. On vacation, I finished my ode to Kate shawl, or Terra by Jarod Flood. Sorry for these pictures, they're not the greatest.
I loved making this! It's the perfect balance between the mindless and that which requires a little thought.
As soon as it was done, I cast on for the same shawl with some of Brooklyn Tweed's Shelter yarn in the Homemade Jam colorway:
This yarn is a real treat to work with. It's lightweight, rustic, and the colors are so beautiful. However, I've also been distracted by a project I saw one of my co-workers at the yarn shop making:
A cute shrug from one of the Ella Rae books, Classic Heathers #111. For mine, I'm using Berroco Ultra Alpaca, a 50/50 wool/alpaca blend. Not sure about the color. I was undecided between choosing a color like this or a neutral, but my thinking was that I could wear this with all my neutrals. The lace section is very easy but pretty, I think.
So with school starting up next week, I've got to think about what my fall knitting is going to be and what other crafty things I'd like to do, too. I have some quilting I want to get done, as well as some art projects. I can't wait to see what others have planned for fall, and I'll post about what I'm doing soon. I hope everyone had a fabulous summer!