It's June already?!

I don’t know where May went but I guess I blinked and it was gone. I did finish some projects though!

I finished up my Stormborn sweater just in time to be totally disappointed by the ending of Game of Thrones. I love this sweater though. It was really easy & fun to make and it’ll be wonderful to wear in December/January when the weather cools off again. I used Knit Picks Wool of the Andes worsted which worked well. You can see my Ravelry project page for it here. This is the first sweater I’ve made for myself in a really long time. I got tired of trying to find patterns or adjust patterns to fit my (U.S.) size 16 body.

I also got to spend some time with my daughter, yay! Watching chick flicks and just hanging out. It’s so different being a parent to an adult kid but it’s fun. My husband and I were able to start taking the younger kids to the pool too, so that’s been fun too. It’s definitely summer here, it’s heating up!

I made this little Love Yourself Mandala that I saw on Louisa Sheward’s Instagram. She was donating to a mental health organization for May’s Mental Health Month and that’s definitely something I can understand since I’ve dealt with depression for most of my life. It turned out beautifully in scraps of my favorite colors turquoise and red DK weight and I added a wire & some Czech glass beads and hung it up in my studio where it will remind me to take better care of myself and my mental/emotional health.

My husband had been wanting me to make a jelly bean duck like his grandma used to make at Easter and the Ravelry crochet group helped me find a pattern. He loves it! (He did end up hot gluing some googly eyes on it too.)

I also found a fun knit & crochet-along group and made what’s now my summer pool bag: the Del Mar Tote by Meghan Ballmer. Fun pattern, even more fun to make with a group. You can find the group on Facebook.

And I finally finished what I’m now calling the Hidden Canyon shawl design. I’ll do a whole post on that but for now just know the test knit starts tomorrow and the pattern will be published after that. And now it’s June and I’ve got three of my own designs in the works and I’m swatching up my Breeze Racerback top which should be quick & fun to knit up and to wear in the hot weather. What have you been working on lately?