Pattern: Citron, Knitty Winter 2009
Yarn: Malabrigo Lace in Hollyhock, one skien
Thanks to my neighbor’s talented gardening and a stroke of good timing, there actually is a hollyhock blooming in our yard, in almost exactly the perfect color. I love how the ruffles on the shawlette mirror the ruffled petals.
I’m pleased with how it turned out, even if it is quite small.
It works nicely as a scarf, and Malabrigo lace is deliciously soft. This is the first time I’ve used it, and I can see what the fuss is about.
This would have been a very tedious project if I had been in a better place, emotionally. I cast on just two days before the bar exam started, when I desperately needed zombie knitting. It was one of those times that I really leaned on my knitting as a coping mechanism rather than just a hobby. Now I’m done with the bar, and I have a lovely little shawlette as a souvenir!