Well, I didn't start another Forest Canopy on the weekend. I have been progressing slowly with the Trellis. Thank you very much for the reassurances about knitting lace and staring at charts; it made me feel much better about my lack of progress. I am feeling more on top of the pattern now and am enjoying it a bit more and enduring it a bit less; I'm fairly confident that I will finish it and like it. I still love the look of the yarn. But it doesn't have me by the throat the way that the FC did.
The Forest Canopy pattern is available here, by the way, Sea. One of the links on Sea's blog is to this, the "Blog" of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks, which has taken up an undue amount of my time. Connoisseurs of fine punctuation should check it out.
On Friday I received an item of mail that looked like a mouse in a jiffy bag (padded envelope). I couldn't remember buying a mouse on eBay but it was still a very pleasant surprise to open it up and find this instead. I hadn't expected it to be so tiny.
I was planning to use it for Boing!, but I was expecting it to be a semi-solid, and I want a bit of variegation in my Boing! so although I've wound it into a ball, I haven't cast on.
And thank you too for the offers to supply Kool Aid. Actually, Kool Aid is available in the UK; it's just that it's easy to get Grape and Cherry and Strawberry, but not so easy to track down Ice Blue Raspberry and other exotica. And I do tend to turn to eBay as my first line of supply for a lot of things. It's easier to pay and sellers are more likely to charge actual shipping than online shops who have a fixed delivery charge. I'm a bit tempted to accept your offer, Kathy, just so that I can say, 'Oh I always get my Kool Aid sent from Alaska; it's quite the best sort.' Pretentious, moi? But I have tracked down some of the elusive Ice Blue Raspberry in Norfolk, so I should have everything I need soon.
Today I watched the whole of the first series of Gavin and Stacey on dvd; and then I watched some of it over again, so I'm typing this with a Welsh accent in my head. I won't lie to you, it's very distracting.
But I am still looking for another lace pattern that will grab me by the hair and compel me in the way that the FC did. Maybe a Flower Basket.