FO Friday.

Y'all saw the Citron when it was 99.47% done and I ran out of yarn. Well, thanks to the magic of the internet and Ravelry and family and friends, I was able to finish it exactly as written — no fudging that last ruffle or binding off with a different color of yarn.


DSCN0052btw, blocking wires — or, in my case, welding rods repurposed as blocking wires — are Da Bomb.

A few days after I posted about running out of yarn, I got a message on Ravelry from loftysara, who lives in western North Dakota but used to live in the Twin Cities and worked at Banana Republic with BGFE (remember her?). BGFE must have mentioned to her that I was knitting something for her and told her how to look me up on Ravelry and Sara started reading the blog. Remember, loftysara and I have never met. So I get a message from her saying she has that exact yarn and would I like it… but it is living with her parents in Minnesota. Yes, I reply, but I only need a few grams — how can we work this out? Can I buy it/trade for it? I didn't get a reply and I kind of forgot about the whole thing. By this time tax season was whipping my ass and I had no time to knit anyway.


The next time #2 Son and BGFE came to visit, she handed me a hat crocheted from The Yarn! Turned out loftysara had gotten the hat to her but forgotten to reply to my reply.

Thank you, Sarah! Thank you, BGFE! Thank you, Ravelry! Thank you, universe!


Citron has gone to live with its new owner and I am contemplating knitting one for myself someday.

Readers, go give Sara some love and congratulate her on her engagement.

And loftysara, I have most of a skein of Misti Alpaca available for your use 😉

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0 Responses to FO Friday.

  1. Kym says:

    That is GORGEOUS! Love how it turned out! And. . . I always love a happy ending!

  2. soxanne says:

    Looks great!
    Yes, we do love Ravelry, don’t we? And the kindness of Ravelers.

  3. Vicki says:

    Oooh, lovely!! And I sure do love a happy ending.
    ; )

  4. Erika says:

    Wow! That is a heck of a piece of work! Nice job! And yes – the generosity of knitters never fails to astound me!

  5. Cookie says:

    Well done to you and the universe!

  6. twinsetellen says:

    Hurrah! What a brilliant knit, and wonderful story to go with it.

  7. Sara says:

    Squeeeee! I’m so glad your Citron turned out and that I could help! And thanks for all the blog love!

  8. gayle says:

    Absolutely lovely shawl and story!
    (Welding rods, eh? Hmmm…)

  9. bullwinkle says:

    Excellent story 🙂 Delightful shawl! Awesome internet!!!

  10. Carrie#K says:

    Great story, cute shawl! love the rainbow effect.

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