Thursday, August 9, 2012
I cast off the last stitch on my Citron shawl today. I can't believe that I actually finished it. C'est fini!!!
The puffy ridges were so very long as it got bigger - they're twice as many stitches as the plain stockinette areas. But they are the design feature that makes the wrap.
The Malabrigo carrot color is really rich - there's a lot of variation in it that makes the stitch pattern stand out.
When I first saw the pattern back in April - then snuck off to the yarn store and picked out the yarn, I was just hoping to get it finished by October for the Rhinebeck Sheep & Wool Festival. I didn't actually think that I would finish it!
Then when Ravelry started their Ravellenic Games, I thought - here's my chance to give myself a reason to finish. A little group support - or peer pressure, if you will - was just the ticket that I needed to get it done.
Well, that and 13 days of knitting every spare minute that I had!
I added 3 repeats to the design and used a lace cast-off that made the finish ruffle even rufflier. (Is that a word? Well, it's pretty!)
Now all I have to do is wait for the cooler weather so I can wear it!