I did some painting! Those are sheer sleeves, of course.
I have also had time to finally tackle my knitting - decreasing in a lace pattern is difficult because every row will begin at a new point in the lace chart (this will make the most sense to any readers that knit). So quite literally I will have to write out every row from here on out, and now that I've attempted a few rows and gotten them right I will be on my way knitting again!
Sneak peaks mostly - you can see the hand-written rows (such a pain but fun, like a puzzle) and the elasticized ribbon I bought for it.
Quick sketch I made for reference. The top swatch is a camel hair wool, $30,00 a yard; the darker swatch is a wool cashmere blend that is $25,00 a yard. In a perfect world, I do not want a textured wool - something more felted and flat, and brushed. These are more color references. I expect there to be more options as fall approaches.
Now for more knitting! Have a good lazy Sunday everyone.