The winner of my Blogiversary Giveway, Theresa, aka KnittingDancer,will be pleased to know that her prize is now finished.
I was very determined that I wouldn't spend money on this prize, because I have a huge stash and most of it is lovely, but when Theresa requested a Citron shawlette as her prize I'm afraid I succumbed to a fit of yarn avarice. I looked at the Citron Project Page on Ravelry and I fell in lust with the Malabrigo Lace that the pattern uses. I have already knit this pattern in another yarn and really enjoyed it, but I knew that the Malabrigo Lace yarn would tip the project into the sublime. I think having knit with the Malabrigo Sock, I knew the lace would be something special as well. Then I looked at the Loop website and I was sunk. The price really was quite reasonable, so I succumbed and bought yarn for the prize.
See isn't it pretty, wouldn't you want to knit with it, especially when it was going to such a good home? I found out that KnittingDancer knits quite a lot for charity. Someone who knits for charity, is in my opinion, something of saint. I find it so hard to let my knits go unless I know who is going to get them, so to send them to total strangers really is special.
So knowing that someone who knits so much for others, was going to really enjoy having someone knitting for them, I decided to get the yarn (and I might have possibly bought another skein while I was at it oops).
After getting my yarn in the post I cast on straight away. I got it off the blocking boards yesterday but didn't get a chance to photograph it until today. This pattern really is very straight forward to follow, providing you don't worry too much about exact stitch counts. It is quite easy to get lost and frustrated when you are one stitch out. But I found, with the last one I did, that providing the rows of 24 stitch increases are correct, the others aren't as important.
Isn't it pretty? It is going to be so hard to say goodbye to this shawlette, but I know it is going to a good home.
So Theresa, your Citron will be packaged up nice and tight and posted in the next couple of days when I manage to get to the post office.
I hope you like it as much as I liked knitting it.
Oh and as this is a finished object, I've included it in the Blog Hub Group FO Friday.