I feel as though I am the last person in the Ravelry world to knit this shawl. After wrestling with 2 other shawl patterns and my first stab at using lace weight yarn, I looked to Citron to save me. I had actually started on this shawl using some very cool long striping yarn from Artsygal. I am really loving the way this yarn is working with the pattern: The colors aren’t quite right but I will publish the finished piece in better light taken with a better camera later.
Back to the story…I failed at two other shawl patterns and time was closing in on AK’s birthday (for whom I was using my beautiful Madelintosh Prairie Laceweight Yarn: Man, do I love this yarn! The color is amazing with little flecks of light blue running through it. So after the first 2 failures, I put down the Citron I had been working on in the Artsgal yarn and started a Citron with the Prairie Yarn. I worked like crazy on it for 3 weeks, adding an extra pattern repeat to make it larger and was finally binding off when we were on the drive to our weekend destination to celebrate AK’s birthday. I had to take my blocking boards and pins with me to finish it before giving it to her but here is (another not very good picture of) the finished shawl: We had a wonderful long weekend in the mountains where the weather was a good 10 degrees cooler than here and where watching goldfinches and hummingbirds (and one indigo bunting) was one of the daily activities.
So now I am finishing up the first Citron shawl (no one in mind for it yet), and I also started an Ishbel Shawl while in the mountains – more on that to come.