May has really flown by and it's hard to believe that next week June will be here. It's been exceptionally hot here with temp's in the low 90's for most of the week. The evenings are cooler and it's given Andy and I a chance to do some work outside. We have decided to expand our outdoor living area by replacing our two smaller decks with one large one that will go across the back of the house. Before we start the two overgrown Cypress trees that are encroaching on the house had to be removed. I think this picture really shows how insanely large the Cypress trees are! The trees are gone now and Andy has started removing the deck on the patio level of the house. Building the new deck is going to be pretty involved so I think a lot of of free time this summer will be spent on that.
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I also have a new sock pattern that will be released in June too. We have been so busy with working on the house that we haven't had a chance to take pictures of the socks. I took this picture to send to Margi and Beth so they would know what their test knits should look like. It shows the sock really well, but I am not as talented with the camera as Andy is. I really love the colors of the yarn. It's called Aquaman and is from Gnome Acres.
If you are working on your Mother of Dragons shawl and haven't joined in on the KAL in my Ravelry group, be sure to. Miss Babs has donated a skein of Yummy 2-Ply in Biker Chick as one of the prizes that we are giving away. All you need to do to enter is to post a picture of your finished shawl. The drawing will be on July 1.
Tomorrow Beth and I are going on the Virginia Knits Yarn Crawl. We are hoping to go to five out of the six shops in one day. I'm bringing the camera and will have lot's of yarnie goodness talk about next week.