It finally happened. Sputnik, my almost nine month old puppy, got into my one knitting storage chest and got at a skein of Lopi Einband yarn that I needed to use on my Faroese shawl that I work from time to time. Bad dog.
I can understand why Sputnik went after it: it’s wool! It smells like an animal.
Luckily, and surprisingly, he left the actual project alone. I’m thankful for that.
It’s one of those crazy situations that you have laugh, really. Still, I’m not amused. I think the skein is salvageable. I still have it and put it in a sealing freezer storage bag, and away from the dog. I’ll have to take a look at it when he’s not looking.
I have finished knitting my Taiyo Shawl, and now it’s blocking time! Time to get out the mats, pins, and wool wash. I’m anxious to see how this piece’s lace section open up.
Unfortunately, I ran out of the Taiyo yarn about 2/3 of the way through. I should know better by now, but the Frog Tree Brushed Suri yarn I bought along with it is the same weight, and worked well in completing the project. It should feel nice and soft against my shoulders when I wear it.
Strangely, knitting this shawl has inspired me to pick up another shawl that I had been working on, my Faroese Elpsa Katrina shawl. I knit one skein’s worth of the project, and sort of put it down. Other things and projects came up, I guess.
Still, that other skein of Einband that I had bought for the project was staring me in the face for almost a year now, until I picked up the shawl back up, started knitting, and ordered more of the yarn I needed. I can keep working on this.