Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Citron at the Improv
This weekend I had to get creative, you see I ran out of the mystery yarn for my citron shawl. I bought the yarn at a fiber festival and was told it was around 1000 yards. It's more like 600-700 yards if you as me! I did seven repeats of the ruching sections of the citron shawl. Then I realized there just wasn't enough.
I prefer the citron shawl to be big so ripping out wasn't an option. So I did a little stash diving and problem solved. You know what? I love this shawl even better! The garter stitch edging gives it a pop of color. The green and the blue yarn is Madelinetosh Lace, and the dark brown is Silky Alpaca Lace.
My color selections happened in the evening (not the best time to make decisions for me). I went to bed with some frustration and decided not to look at it for more than twelve hours. Once the time out was over and I was refreshed with morning thinking skills, I went with the colors.
I decided not to block it for now. I love the drape of the shawl and I want to keep the ruching. I tend to be aggressive when blocking. So for now I'm enjoying its natural state.
If you haven't made this shawl pattern, you really should :)