… I mean, Citron.
I’ve put this finished object report off for almost a week, and I just need to get it done. I wanted to wait to get an on a human body shot, I wanted to wait… well, I just have a laundry list of reasons to put off the report, but I’m drawing a line in the sand and sharing my thoughts now.
Project: Blue Citron
Pattern: Knitty’s Citron (link above). I loved the first couple of repeats of this pattern, but it got REALLY tedious as the number of stitches on the needles grew and grew. I also couldn’t get the sucker to block into the perfect crescent shape I wanted, as you can see from the photo above. I wanted crisp edges, and I just don’t think they are possible with stockinette all the way around.
Yarn: NH Knitting Mama‘s custom dyed alpaca laceweight. This yarn has been in my stash for a couple of years. I had her dye it for a specific project for a specific person, but honestly, at the time, I wasn’t ready for lace done in laceweight. Then, Sissy taught Gretchen to play in yarn with THIS VERY YARN (no photos… I was too devastated, I think?), but the Knight was able to save all but a few feet of it.
Anyway, I love the vivid blue, love alpaca always, and I’m glad I finally found the right project for this yarn.
Needles: My KA #6, 24-inch bamboo circs. Just perfect for a project with slippery laceweight, and they more than handled the 540 stitches on the needles at the bitter, ruffled end.
Verdict: I can only hope the woman I knitted this for will love it. I do find myself fluffing the ruffles as I walk past the shawl as it sits, waiting for its presentation to its owner. I think the timing is great; it will be a wonderful light layer of warmth for spring, or even throughout the summer as AC vents attack vulnerable shoulders or neck…
It’s finally Friday, although that’s not said with my usual glee. It’s dreary, wet, rainy and gloomy. I did get perky-happy while emailing two of my best girls, and the rain did hold off yesterday evening while Ann and I test-drove a new spa in the area. (Ann wrote all about it , and all I have to say right now is that if you are local or coming to visit and you don’t want to go to the spa with me, you’d better speak up, because I’m looking for excuses to go back early and often.)
The other reason I did this FO report today is because I hope to have TWO more for you after this weekend! What do you have planned for the weekend? Does anyone have sunshine?