The bifurcated Citron is now done.
When it got down to the final bit of yarn, I pulled out my postal scale and ascertained that one row weighed 2 grams, and I had 38 grams of yarn left. This was good news, because I’d landed just at the point when the final ruffle would make sense.
My sister-in-law Mary Neal feels there should be a ruffle tax. She’s pretty strongly anti-ruffle, and I get that. But a ruffle on the edge of this Citron seems a good solution, given that there’s a lot of ruching action already, and to end it in stockinette would create an accidental ruffle situation. I’ll pay the tax. It’s more like a rumple than a ruffle anyway.
I’ve thought a lot about this handspun yarn as I’ve made this. At one point I thought, Hey, it would be fun to spin some yarn. I can see the appeal. But I also find a fair amount of pleasure as a handspun consumer, a celebrater of handspun, a handspun fan. To everybody who spins yarn: Thank you!