Summer is here!

13 Jul

Finally, summer is here, but for me it’s already half over!  My how time flies!  

I guess I’ve been a little preoccupied lately with all the goings on at home.  First, we moved our son home from his freshman year at college.  Then, I finished up my second year of teaching.  Next, my sister came in town to visit for almost a month and the rest of her family will arrive on Saturday to spend a week before they all head back to California.  In two weeks we will be attending our daughter’s college graduation.  After that, she will be home for a week or two before starting her new job.  And after that, hubby will be moving our son back to college to start his sophomore year.   I’m hoping that I will have a job come September, as enrollment is down at the small private school where I teach.  There will not be a 5th grade next year, as far as I know, but I’m hoping to teach another grade.

I had planned on fixing up my long-awaited craft room this summer, but with being so busy, I might have to  hold off until our daughter moves into her own place and gets settled and our son is back at college.  Hopefully, I can at least get started on it before the holidays roll around.   We had a water leak on the ceiling (because of the A/C unit in the attic) and hubby did a bad patch job.  I’d like to sand and re-texture the ceiling, then paint and get new carpet before adding some furniture for the room.  I also have to wait until our daughter takes the bed and dresser, as it takes up most of the tiny room.  In the meantime, I’ve been organizing my yarn, fabric, needles, books/magazines, and sewing patterns and de-stashing yarn, fabric and supplies I no longer need.  My craft closet is stacked to the ceiling and barely shuts.   I have to pull everything out to get to things, so I’ve been discouraged with my knitting and sewing.   I’m a little upset because I have some ideas for designing some knitting patterns, but I can hardly get in the closet to get what I need and I need a space where I can leave my work out.  Oh well, I guess Fall will be here before we know it, and I certainly hope so, as today was 100F.

I am knitting on a vintage cardigan at the moment.  I found the pattern in a 1964 Vogue Knitting Magazine and I fell in love with it the moment I saw it.  I can’t wait to wear it and might wear it to the graduation over a sleeveless black dress if I can finish it in time.  It’s a lacy cardigan, made of cotton fingering yarn and I found a really neat vintage purse that matches the yarn perfectly.  I really hope I can finish it in time.  I’ll be sure to blog and post pictures of the cardigan soon. 

Thanks for reading… I hope everyone is having a fun, safe, and productive summer!  🙂

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