I got my yarn for Project 1 of Camp Loopy 2012! I will be doing the Color Affection
shawl/wrap. I've loved this design since I first saw it, but didn't have time to start and didn't have stash that would work either, so I just faved it in Ravelry and put the idea on the back burner. Then when Camp Loopy kicked off and the first project was to use at least 400 yards on a design from a designer in a country other than your own, I jumped on it! I'll be doing it in Madelinetosh Tosh Sock in Georgia O'Keefe, Cove, and Luster. I'd planning on starting with the Luster and going darker, but I think I'm going to check out projects on Ravelry and see if anyone has started dark and gone lighter at the edge. I know the design "rule" that darker colors go near the bottom of a thing to anchor it, but I might just break that rule. I'll have to think about that.
Quick tomato question for those of you who know what you're doing - I googled when to pick my tomatoes (pathetic, isn't it?) and what I found is to pick them after they're starting to turn orange, but before they're all the way ripe because if I picked them green they wouldn't ripen, but if I let them ripen all the way on the plant, it would slow down fruit production. Is this right? I had one tomato turning orange, so I brought it in, washed off the dog
kisses and it's sitting in a bowl on the counter. Max slaps it several times a day (no claws, no clue why it needs smacking) since he blatantly disregards the No Cats On The Kitchen Counter rule. Most cats have the decency to wait until their humans are asleep before getting on the counters, but Max sleeps all night, so he has to get on the counters during the day. So, did I do the right thing? Will it finish ripening on the counter while being smacked regularly?