I just joined today. Hanami has been on my list for quite a while, may as well jump in. I have gone KAL crazy this summer for some reason. I'm almost done with clue 5 of the Galveston shawl (large triangle version), halfway through clue 4 of Mystery shawl 3, and blocked Neibling's Blatterspitzen doily over the weekend. I also have a few other things on the needles, including the Scheherezade stole, a lace doily from Burda, and some fingerless gloves with lace cuffs.
With all 3 kids home all day for the summer, my DH in a cast (and not driving) and all the chaos and running around that entails, sitting on the couch with charts and an iced chai after they all go to bed is my sanity time. It's about the only time of day I can pay attention to something for more than 5 minutes at a time. I suppose it's become my meditation.
I hope to finish at least one of the KAL's before this one starts, but I'm not going to rush in order to accomplish that. Looking forward to it!
Thornton, CO, USA