I am not much of a joiner...I have done a few knit (KAL) alongs but am usually content to knit at home - in the peacefulness that is my home. But our LYS decided to host a KAL for Citron from the winter issue of Knitty...I was in...and I had laceweight yarn I had purchased at my LYS...so I could join without having to buy anything - as I am trying to use up my stash.
The KAL was scheduled to start Feb. 10 at knit night at the shop. I decided to cast on early - as we received snow the weekend before and I was bored and I needed a new project. Then the night of the KAL our area was right in the midst of another storm and was getting 20 inches of snow. So the KAL was postponed. I kept knitting on it as it was a nice easy pattern for TV watching and especially while watching the Olympics. Needless to say I finished it before I even made it to the shop for the KAL - which was postponed until Feb. 17. OOPS!!!
I truly wanted to add another repeat to the small shawl but once I got to repeat 5 and the stitch count was 540 stitches in laceweight...the thought of having to bind off more than 540 made me ill. So Monday night I bound off all 540 stitches...it took me forever...I did a k2tog bind off so it would be nice and stretchy on the ruffled edge. I immediately threw in to the sink for a soak and then lightly pinned it out. I had read on Ravelry not to block it very hard or the gathered bands lost their definition. It turned out so pretty and light! I threw it out on the snow bank for a picture.
And in reality - it is the perfect size - to toss over your shoulders and attach on one shoulder with a pin. Because it is so light it will be perfect for Spring.