I have three projects ready for blocking, but I cannot manage to string enough useful time together to accomplish the blocking. Tonight my very limited home and not sleeping time went to packing up the last round of sold stash for shipping.
I finished knitting Tulip's main pieces over a week ago. I finished Mom's cruise shawl in April. I'm going to see Mom on Friday--I would much rather hand her the shawl in person than trust it to the USPS. And Icarus spent all winter and spring waiting for his bath and moment to shine. I want to finish these projects and add them to my list of finished things. Even though I KNOW blocking lace is magic and that the Damask will bloom and drape after a nice soak, the ability to make that magic eludes me.
I have, however, successfully sold lots of yarn in the past three weeks. I bought more, too--but I spent birthday cash and stash sale proceeds for the new yarn, so it is allowed even though I did not buy it in May or at shops I have never visited.
If I could locate the project, the camera, and daylight at the same time, I could share my finished Monkey Socks. I knit them in about 3 weeks (late April to early May), and left them in the project bag until yesterday needing only one toe grafted and ends woven in. While weaving in the first sock's ends, I discovered that I dropped a stitch when grafting that toe. Some swearing and 30 minutes turned that mistake into a pair of warm socks. I so do not need wool socks right now, but I will be happy to have the extra pair in my sock drawer come November.