I have always been supporting Spanish National Football Team since I started watching football nearly 20 years ago. They have won, finally, the 201o FIFA World Cup! Since they enter the semi-finals, I've been wanting to knit an accessary - scarf or shawl - in the Spanish flag color. I've been eyeing Citron then, so I decided it would be very nice to knit one a la española. When they won the final, I was hilarious! I HAVE to have one! But I didn't have the colors. Dear friend MaryL has a huge and beautiful stash of fingering weight yarns that she couldn't part with but decided to offer up some for she could never finish knitting them fast enough. So, she rummaged through her stash and offered me two fabulicous yarns: Brooklyn Handspun Soft Spun Plus in Marigold and Fiberspates K1 Sock Yarn in Deep Cherry Red. She had other two colors from Malabrigo Worsted which are much brighter and more closely resemble the Spanish flag colors, but I didn't know what to knit with them and a worsted weight scarf wouldn't be as practical for me nor the climate here.
(L) Brooklyn Handspun Soft Spun Plus Marigold (R) Fiberspates K1 Sock Yarn Deep Cherry Red
After I got the yarn last Saturday, I started knitting the next day. All of a sudden I didn't want to my original Citron, the celery-colored one which was starting on the sixth section. So I wound p the skeins and knitted away. This is my progress as per Sunday evening. I'm on the fourth section now! Soon I will change back to the cherry red and finish this thing!