October 11, 2006
One Skein, 3 Runs, No Q
I was out of town at a conference the weekend before last, and now I feel like I'm behind on everything. Yeesh. But I had enough time in the airport and on the plane to complete a whole scarf. Well, almost. It's the "One Skein Scarf" pattern from Stitch n' Bitch crochet, and I used Patons Classic Merino Wool in leaf green as given in the pattern. The project was just as easy as the pattern promised, though my gage must have been a bit off because I ran out of yarn just as I was rounding the last corner with a mere 3 shells left to go. So I had to run out and buy more yarn in order to finish. But I did, and I'm really happy with the finished project. Now I can't decide whether to keep or gift it. I do love the color . . . .
And I accomplished one other thing recently, of which I'm kinda proud. This past weekend, Katie and I competed in our first ever agility trial. We had 3 runs, none with qualifying times (not to mention with many faults), but we definitely had fun trying. Kate surprised me by holding a stay at the start line when asked. That might not sound like much, but for us it's big. And although she did take a quick tour around the course on the first run, she came back to me and stayed with me until the end. On the second and third runs, she was so excited that she took the last obstacle and kept on going! Cute, but unfortunately, the rules say that I have to leave the course with my dog under control. Oh well. I'm thinking we'll do another trial in January which will give us lots of time to work on that little problem. :)