The porch stays shaded all day and I love all the different peaks of the roof. I hope they have many years of happiness there!
Aside from helping with moving Andy and I had started our patio project. The rail road ties were finally delivered this week. We have the area laid out and hopefully will start laying the ties down this weekend.
Tempest is coming along nicely. I'm on the second sleeve and hope to have that done by the end of the weekend so I can block it and start seaming. I think it's going to be calling it close to get it finished in time for TNNA next weekend. I have nightmares about trying to seam it together in the car while Andy is driving though the winding mountains of West Virginia. To top it all off, I don't have buttons for it yet. The pattern calls for 14 buttons! The only place in town with buttons is JoAnn's. I wish I had the foresight to shop for them at Maryland Sheep & Wool, but it's too late now!
Wentletrap is being test knitted by a group of wonderful knitters in The Testing Pool on Ravelry. Jan, Lyz, Bhama, Lydia, Tamsyn, Jenna, Margi and Ann have all offered to to test knit. I'm really ecstatic to have such a talented bunch of ladies helping out! The pattern will be released in the first part of July.
If you are wondering about the name, a Wentletrap is a type of sea snail that has a high spiraling shell.
The stitch pattern I used reminded me of spiraling sea shells. After searching for hours online I finally went to Wiki and searched for spiral sea shell and Wentletrap came up. Wentletrap also means spiral staircase in Dutch which would work for this as well.
I had better get back to work. I still have somethings that need to be finished up (besides Tempest) for TNNA. Making mini-skeins for the Shalimar Yarns booth and putting together a few other goodies. If you are going to be at TNNA in Columbus next weekend, be sure to stop by the Shalimar booth #130, 132 & 134. I will be there all day on Saturday and Sunday morning. I will also be at Sample It on Friday night.