Source: free from Knitty
Materials: half a skein of Claudia Hand Painted Yarn Silk Lace in the colorway "rubies playing", and a US 3 circular needle
Modifications: I followed Angie's notes on Ravelry to knit an extra section because it was her beautiful Citron that inspired me to knit one in the first place.
I really loved this project. It's funny, because despite the publication of the free pattern prompting 5400+ other knitters to whip one up, I didn't feel inspired to knit one until I saw one in person. My friend Angie knit a gorgeous red one and it looked great on her as a scarf. As soon as I realized that I had this silk yarn in my stash in almost the same color as her Malabrigo lace, I couldn't wait to cast on. I hope she doesn't feel too much like I'm copying her when we are both wearing our Citron scarves at Stitches!
I noticed that hardly anyone on Ravelry has posted photos of themselves wearing their finished Citrons as a scarf so I tried to take a couple: (I'm excluding the ones that made me suddenly relate to Nora Ephron's book title I Feel Bad About My Neck. )
I have new respect for silk now that I'm wearing my scarf. Less than 2 ounces of the stuff adds a surprising amount of warmth. I used exactly half of my yarn, so if I'm wearing it out and about, and someone I know admires it, I can easily knit up a second one for them.
The fact that the scarf reminds me of my favorite holiday cocktail makes me even happier that I finished in time to wear it this December. If you would like to try Pomegranate Martinis for yourself here is a delicious version. As you can see from the first photo, we usually sugar the rim of the glass for that extra touch. I'll warn you though, this is one of those drinks in which you can hardly taste the alcohol, so they can sneak up on you. So just remember, knit responsibly!
[Happy Friday everyone! You can visit more FO Friday posts over at Tami's Amis!]