Ah, the school year is finally over! I don't think I have ever looked forward to a break more than I did this term and now that it's finally here I couldn't be happier.
It hasn't hit me yet that for the next three months, I won't have deadlines to meet, I won't have my entire day full of a rigid schedule to follow, and I won't have to pull an all-nighter once a week. What a wonderful feeling.
I do still have one deadline, which is to finish the lace shawl for my LYS before I go home. I head out in two days and I estimate that I have about 18-20 hours of knitting left before the shawl is finished, but I think I'll be able to get it done. I have no qualms spending my entire Thursday knitting and watching movies or listening to podcasts. Ooh, I could even sit outside and knit - I don't think I've ever done that (mainly because I always get distracted by birds.)
I may not be able to get blocked pictures of the shawl until this fall though as my LYSO (LYS Owner) wants to run the shawl through the washer a few times to soften up the fabric before blocking, so I'm going to give it to her as a big wad of unblocked lace. :( It'll be so cool to see it displayed in the shop though!
And finally, I got a picture of my favorite iris today! It has been raining a lot lately and it certainly took a toll on the flowers. Most of them look pretty battered, but a few of them are still in good condition. Here is the little patch of flowers in which my favorite resides:
And here, ladies and gentlemen, is my favorite iris:
I don't know if it's blue or purple, but either way, it's purty. :)