Wednesday, February 27, 2008

O, Zitron


It's not a fancy Frency way to say "citron".

It's not the older brother of

It's not an acne-ridden movie

It's not the mortal enemy of

It's my new love.

Saturday afternoon* at Mass Ave Knit Shop, I fell in love with this skein of Zitron Turmalin.

Wendy gave me an idea for a project and found some wicked awesome buttons.

That afternoon we took some pictures at Wendy's mom's house, and I wound it up into a ball.

That night I made a collar using the "my so called scarf" stitch pattern.

Then, I put it on, and was instantly fabulous. It goes great with both my brown and black coats, and has kept me roasty toasty the last couple of days with the loverly snow we've been having.

I'll show you the other stuff I got soon. This was hands down my favorite.

*I loved this skein so much, I could barely stand to wind it and knit it up. So Sunday afternoon we went back to MAKS and I bought a second skein. I'm not going to knit the second one. I'm just going to look at it. And love it and pet it and call it George. (Didn't hurt that both skeins were 40% off. Woo!)

**I knit it the first time casting on 30 stitches, and it was too short and way wide. So, I ripped it out and cast on 26 stitches, and it turned out perfectly. Woo!


Leone said...

*gasp* Beautiful!

Kim said...

That is incredible! I think you found the perfect buttons!

MollyBeees said...

That's gorgeous! And the buttons couldn't be more perfect! Give George a squeeze for me!

Anonymous said...

The yarn is beautiful but so are the earrings you are wearing!!! How you doin?!?!?!?

Brenda said...

It is lovely! The button ARE absolutely perfect.

monica said...

I love those colors. I am about 40 miles south of that shop and for some reason I get lost everytime I go there.

Chris Salley said...

love the scarf!!! I saw a similar pattern on a blog the other day. It's really cool. I looked at the pattern and went crosseyed. I'm not past the knit stitch.

KelInCal said...

Okay, I can't believe it took me this long to read your blog. Bad Kelly!

Great yarn - say hello to George for me. The collar looks fabulous!

And this is really weird: Just a few hours ago, my husband told me that a customer called him Tron today (instead of Ron). I've never heard of Tron....

Eco-Penny said...

Gorgeous, where can I find the pattern? The stitch looks different and unusual somehow.