I do have some lace rules for myself:
-one yo a stitch off isn't going to ruin the whole thing
-if the row count is one stitch off, then M1 is your best friend
-perfection is way overrated.
This is Zephyr yarn,a nd there are even beads in this although hard to see, and I'm not sure if they are enhancing the project or not. But beads. And lace. Good for me.
Step one: the purchase of five quaking aspens, three ina 'grove' in the enter of the picture and two to the 'right'.
Step 3: three visits to three different nurseries (Saturday Farmer's market, Grey's, and Down to Earth) to get some plants for the center garden.
We now have sweet little rock lined paths around the tiny front yard and a garden in the middle that will soon host a butterfly bush, a foxglove, some yarrow, and some coreopsis, as well as rogue lavenders from around the yarn and several creeping plants that should serve as groundcover. Tim will be toting in some dirt to build up the center garden a bit and then we'll get planting. We also bought some bushes for the 'perimeter' of the yarn (ie by the fence and the house) to green that up a bit.