California is not the best place for planting a Dogwood tree, but we have a small Dogwood that puts on a lovely show of creamy flowers this time of year.
There are some fun loom activities in May. If these flowers are inspiring you, join the Loom-a-long group on Ravelry to make a very pretty felted rosette clutch. I am also looking forward to the meet-up of Ravelry members in the San Francisco area on May 16th. The group has planned a "Sport your shawl" a-long, encouraging members to make and bring a shawl from local designers and yarns. There is a wonderful list of patterns from Northern California designers, and they were gracious enough to include my Peony Cape. The event has generated a very impressive group of door prize donations from local yarn stores, and everyone is volunteering to help with a potluck, set up, prizes, as well as charity drop offs of yarn and hats. It is going to be a wonderful afternoon! There is a Ravelry group set up for the meet-up if you are interested.