After that last post, I wanted to do something more interesting than just update on what I’ve been working on. So this time I’m going to take you from start to finish on a project. A few of these photos were in the last post too.
During my spring break in March (violin teachers have built in vacations) I got a craving for a Citron. Every once and awhile something like this happens where a project sings it’s siren song, and I am helpless to resist. Not only did I have the pattern picked out, but I knew exactly what color I wanted.
Now, this color is not in my normal pallet. I am much more of a neutrals and earth tones girl, but I wanted a summer shawl that would be light and fun. Since I didn’t have anything like this in the stash, I looked over Janice’s Color Wall (second photo on the left) to blend the perfect color together.
Since the pattern calls for Malabrigo lace, I decided I would spin a Malabrigo lace type yarn. Lofty, soft singles. I’ve never tried to spin lace for singles, so it was a new experience.
What came out was ramen yarn! When you’re working with singles, make sure to tie the skein together really well and in several places. I’m not too big on the energized singles thing (unless it really works with the design), so I gave my yarn a good spanking. (A very hard spanking actually.)
It turned out exactly how I wanted. Light (2 oz), small, summery, bright and fun. I had just about 2 ounces left of my yarn, so I’m making a second one. I’m also excited about making more lace singles in the future.
Now, I want to sew a dress to go with it. ;)