My life hasn't been all heavy-duty emotional processing the last month, although at times, it's felt like it. I thought I'd share some of the other things I'm doing.
This vest is made of bulky, self-striping wool. It's a folksy, unfinished style that's different from what I usually make but kind of fun. I've had the pieces knitted for a couple of months and only just blocked and sewed it a couple of weeks ago. I felt foolish finishing a winter vest in April, but we had a couple of days in the forties the last two weeks, so I was able to wear it after all.
I've been planting. Lettuce, spinach, carrots, and beets have been planted outdoors. I'm starting squash, cucumbers, and basil in the house. It feels good to be growing vegies again. I haven't for a couple of years.
Here's a sketch I did yesterday, based on a Japanese lantern at the Botanic Garden. I'm not satisfied with the proportions, but I'm pleased with the details. So it goes.