Friday, February 25, 2011

Stash, Knit, Write an FO Friday Post, Repeat!

Citron version 2 is going into the mail today:
Happy birthday Tera!  I hope you don't mind that I tried on your gift for a post photo!

I almost didn't write an FO post for this one because it's exactly the same as my first Citron

But then this arrived in the mail:

These eight skeins of Malabrigo Twist must have been mailed quite promptly after I placed an order with Happy Knits a few days ago.  

Over the holidays, Tera admired my Citron, so I offered to make her one exactly like it with the 2nd half of my Claudia Silk Lace.  
Also over the holidays, my mother-in-law fell in love with my Emily sweaterand it even fit her perfectly, so I offered to knit another one up for her.  I just thought it was funny that the first repeat knit was placed in the mail at the exact moment in which I received the yarn for the next repeat knit.  It's a good thing that I like to knit!

So I thought I would pop on over to join the FO Friday list after all and share my Citron love.  Despite the huge numbers of FOs on Ravelry, I haven't really seen photos that do it justice.  So, if you are not one of the 6160 people who have knit a Citron already, and you were sitting on the fence about this one, I encourage you to try it.  It's a pretty easy knit with beautiful results.  
Happy knitting!

13 comments:

  1. pretty yarn, and fo is awfully nice, too!

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  2. It's printed out and in a bag with the yarn I picked out from my stash. Do you think if I maybe shook it up like Shake and Bake it would knit itself???

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  3. I agree that the Citron pattern is lovely. I've done it twice and I'm sure I will do it again. Love the colour you chose. It's just like raspberry sorbet.

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  4. Get me a box of that Shake and Bake....starting another Citron soon for my mom for Mom's day! The color of the Twist is very pretty!

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  5. Lovely citron and very pretty yarn

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  6. Your citron is beautiful! I'm contemplating starting one soon for a gift, so it's good news that you like knitting it.

    Also, Dina's comment made me snort. Just saying...

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  7. The citron looks great!!

    Oh man, I love that yarn. I just want to squish it.

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  8. That Citron is fabulous, the drape is just stunning, I want to sit here and stare it at for a while. (And then reach into the screen and grab it to drape around my neck!) That Malabrigo is a stunning colour, too.

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  9. What a gorgeous Citron! If you fancy making more, I'd be more than happy to take one off your hands ; )

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  10. Your citron looks lovely! And I adore the color. :) If I got that much Malabrigo in the mail I might be tempted to hoard it...

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  11. This Citron pattern keeps popping up on my radar recently....I resist any pattern that calls itself a shawl because I don't wear shawls except when I'm all dolled up and wearing a sleeveless dress. (And neither do my sister and mother.) But this is so tiny, and if I think of it as a scarf, like you've worn it, rather than a shawl, maybe I can get past my anti-shawlism.

    Yours is beautiful, by the way. The color is simply delicious.

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  12. Malabrigo Twist is my current favorite and that blue shade is GORGEOUS. I will have to go see if I have the Emily sweater in my queue (like my queue isn't embarrassingly large already). Your Citron is lovely -- what a nice gift!

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  13. Lovely Citron! That is in my queue ... I'll have to get on it! The blue of that Malabrigo is awesome! Can't wait to see the sweater!

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