Sunday my folks and I went to the beautiful picturesque Club Continental on the St Johns River for brunch. It is a private club, an old estate home that the Palmolive Soap family built back in the early 1920's. We love going there for special occasions and Mothers Day with my dear mom is certainly a special occasion.
I wish my dad had gotten more of the lovely fountain but I got it in my shot of them. My DH was sick and didn't make it for brunch.
I had bigger fish to fry so to speak. I found out my DF Linda's daughter and only grandbaby were coming to Florida to visit. The sweet little baby girl and I share the same birthday so I wanted to make her something special for her birthday. The little dress is a Knitbot pattern called Sweet Pleats. You can't see my pleats (shoot I might have the taken the back of the dress) but I'll have to say they were sure fussy to make. The dress is made out of worsted weight linen from Quince and Co. - Kestrel in the color sand. I presented the gift today and both mom and grandmother were so pleased. Now I am praying it fits over the baby's head (sigh) ! What I know about babies - you could store in a thimble.
Guess what time it is ?????? It's almost Camp Loopy time. Yes that annual mad knitting scramble to complete a designated project in a 1 month time period. Three projects in the good ole summertime.
A local group of friends - we call ourselves the Bee Eyes (you know BI - bad influence) and we have been knitting together for Camp Loopy for a few summers now. Here is my first choice for June.
Sheri the owner of the Loopy Ewe sets the parameters for each month. This year we are all going on a virtual safari and the projects will all have something to do with, the first project has to have a minimum of 400 yards of any type, weight yarn. It has to be something that invokes visions of a safari to you. My choice is Fable Fibers Story, I have some in stash but have never knit with this yarn before. If at all possible - I try to use a new-to-me yarn for Camp Loopy every summer. Sheri give s nice discount if you order yarn for camp and if you complete all 3 projects she gives a nice bonus skein of yarn in the fall.
So - there is not really much new in my world. I have been stitching some but not enough to show any progress photos. I am close to being done with LHN Queen of Hearts but decided to just wait and show a finish photo.
Hope everything is right in your world and you are looking ahead to living easy in the good ole summertime!