May 14, 2010

Knitting with Noro is like going on a treasure hunt, even with grays and browns it's like magic to see the beautiful colors develop. But the best part of the treasure hunt is the different manner of schmutz to discover while knitting. In just one skein, there was of course your everyday pokey-outey straw bits. But I also found a seed (no I did not plant this seed in fear it would be a kudzu type weed ready to overpower my dear little flowers), an actual thorn and the best score of all, a darling little yellow burr ball, a kind of Seussical find where a tiny Whoville might live.

I used 1 skein of Noro Kureyon Sock, color #149. It is scratchy to handle and makes a burlap type fabric, but after a good bath it does soften. However, I cannot imagine wearing socks made from this, too itchy, but they would be pretty.

Citron is such a fun pattern and practically knits itself. It's free here from Knitty and hugely popular on Ravelry, I've seen people make a few of these. It's a good traveler and easy knitting for waiting rooms, church services, car rides, etc. as it takes minimal brain cells to power through. I stuffed it in my purse almost every time I left the house. I already purchased a skein of Zephyr Laceweight for my next one!
Side note: It is important to wet block Citron.

If you haven't made your Citron yet, don't delay! You'll love it!

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  1. Hi Kristen! I love your citron shawl. Hope to make one for myself. Have already downloaded the pattern.

  2. I Love this citron shawl and can't wait for mine. Love, Mom

  3. Oh, how wonderfully brown that shawl is! It does look gorgeous, but I'm of the opposite bent from you. While I can't stand Noro around my neck, it doesn't bother me on my feet.
    I liked your Barbie post too. Reminds me of when I used to knit for my Barbie.

  4. Of all the Citrons I've seen, yours is the first one that truly entices me knit one of my own, but with Silk Garden sock yarn (Color 269).

  5. ill definitely have to make one!!!! thanks for sharing...and LOVE the barbie post...she was a fave of mine for many years!


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