According to this website, gray is seen as long-lasting, classic, and often sleek and refined. I'm sure I could have just as easily listed the negative descriptions for gray, but let's try to put a positive spin on this this, shall we?
I had this hank of Plymouth Baby Alpaca Lace - 437 yards [color 402, I think]. I bought it some time ago. The ball band and receipt have wandered off, but I remembered buying it because it was only $8. One reason is as good as another, I suppose. Today while trying to come up with some use for it, I decided to try it out for Citron. Over 4000 have already been posted on Ravelry and most knitters reported it to be fast and give it 4.5 stars out of 5.
Citron calls for 470 yards so I'm short already. But I'm not trying for a shawl size. I'm hoping, if it works out, to have a little something to wrap around the neck (as impossible as that is to contemplate during this severe heat wave!).
The beginning looks pretty bland, but is pictured here with a MIRACLE. A plant bought earlier in the year is blooming again! Most of my plants die shortly after arriving here and the ones that do manage to survive, immediately quit blooming.