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!
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.