Yesterday I received my first installment of the Year of Lace 2010 club. I've signed up for this in summer 2009, and almost forgot about it.
Recently I've followed the talk in the forum of YOL on ravelry, which is always quite interesting. With this kind of thing there's bound to be some who don't like the color of the yarn, or have trouble with the pattern itself. The pattern is called Miss Chatelaine by Kate Atherley.
The yarn is Schaefer Yarn "Audrey", 50% merino wool, 50% cultivated silk. At first glance I liked both, pattern and yarn. Although green is my favorite color, it's the warm greens I like especially. This skein has yellow in it, which does NOT make the green any warmer, since it has a blue-ish tint. I'm still not sure if I'd like to use this yarn with this pattern, since I'm not so fond of variegated yarn for shawls and stoles, and I think this yarn is not subtle enough for my taste.
Or - should I just suck it up, don't think too much, and knit it as it is anyway?
This is almost a daily occurrence now. Happy is terrible bored, and gets into trouble all the time. No toilet paper roll is safe from him.
Here he "drowned" one of his chew toys. He likes everything with a long tail, so he can throw it through the air. Look at that disgusting grey, wet, slimy tail!!! I think every chew toy in the house has had to endure this procedure at least once so far.
The back yard is still wet and muddy, since it's rained the last two days. The hole he dug is filled with water, and I don't feel up to cleaning him up like the last time, so he only gets to go for walks right now, and he does puppy runs in the house to get rid of his energy.
I know, I still owe you pictures of the other two pairs of Burning stripes socks, but I'll just finish this up quickly and then show you the lot.