Without further ado (because I know the suspense has been killing you), it is with great pleasure that I give you Citron, aka the Big Red Blob of Doom:
Yes friends, I finished it. There were approximately eleventy-bajillion-zillion stitches on the needles at the end, and for a while I thought I had stumbled into some sort of blip in the time-space continuum, but binding off that final stitch was like attaining knitting nirvana. I experienced a singular, blissful moment of clarity...
... swiftly followed by an overwhelming wave of hostility and disgust. I couldn't get that f*$#ing shawl away from me fast enough.
It took me a full week before I could even look at it again, and another week to be able to sit down and weave in 6 little ends. And now it is finally and truly done.
I can't even begin to contemplate casting on for another shawl at this point, resolution be damned. Since finishing my Citron I have gone absolutely WILD and cast on not one but TWO socks (I KNOW! Get DOWN with your bad self!) and have been enjoying knitting on one or the other as strikes my fancy.
The pair on the left (which is not, in fact, as crazy neon orange as it appears in this photo) is the latest
Cookie A Sock Club sock, knit with Sweet Georgia CashLuxe Fine. The pattern (inspired by Spock!) is fun and challenging and the yarn is absolutely divine. The pair on the right is my Soccer/Swimming/AutoPilot knitting of the moment, a pair of plain vanilla socks knit out of NightFall sock yarn.
I'm sure I'll be serving myself up another slice of crazy-pie within no time, but until then I'll be happily knitting away on these babies. Happy Knitting, Everyone!