Monday, June 11, 2012

Weekend WIP: Afternoon Tea

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After I finished Summer Flies a few weeks ago, I didn't feel quite ready to be done with knitting cute little shawlettes, so I decided to cast on for a new one!  I started Afternoon Tea, one of the patterns that I was drooling over last week.

This yarn is Madelinetosh Tosh Sock in Robin's Egg, and it's been in my stash for about two years.  It was originally slated to be a pair of socks, but I decided to scrap that idea; I was about to wind up a different colorway of Tosh Sock in my stash, and then realized that this one was already wound.  And what with my decision to try to use up wound-up balls in my stash, I figured that this was a good opportunity!

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I wasn't 100% sure about the color, but now that it's cast off, I think I like it.  I don't have much pale turquoise in my wardrobe, which is interesting because I love pale turquoise/red combinations!

I used almost all of the yarn - I probably have 10-20 yards left, which is a bit more than the designer had when she finished.  I think I'll chalk it up to slight differences in gauge (I didn't check before I started - bad knitter!), and perhaps a difference in skein weights.  I was just glad to have plenty to finish the picot bind off, which took forever but looks super cute.

3 comments:

helloknitty.net said...

I cannot get enough of shawls at the moment. Sadly I don't have time to knit any of them as work knitting is taking up all my time, but my knitting daydreams are full of Ulmus, Henslowe, and Color Affection.

ZanneQ said...

It's just lovely! I did a hat in a similar shade and wasn't sure about it until it was complete - it was a crowd pleaser! I am sure yours will be too!

Melissa said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love turquoise too and find it weird that I have yet to knit anything turquoise-y either. I think I'm going to have to add this pattern to my (ever growing!) queue.