Wednesday, May 13, 2015

FO: Come Along, Pond!


Okay, we've already gone over the fact that I'm a ginormous Doctor Who nerd, right? Good. Because I'm probably going to nerd out a little again. But seriously, I've worn this shawl twice already this week, and it's definitely on the short list of my favorite shawls ever.

I queued this pattern as soon as it came out. In the 5th season of the revised series, the Doctor's companion Amy wears this fantastic red-orange lace scarf. And I really considered knitting that scarf, except I don't love knitting scarves, and I don't really wear lightweight or skinny scarves very much.
But then THIS pattern came out, with the same lace pattern, but in a shawl, not a scarf. I WEAR SHAWLS, YO. So into the queue it went, until I found the right yarn.

I've had this yarn for a while, but I only matched it up with this pattern back in November. I had initially picked up this yarn to make Bigger on the Inside, but there wasn't enough yarn in the skein for that. I wanted something Dr. Who-inspired for it, though-this yarn is the perfect, brightest, TARDIS blue, and there's enough variegation to make it really interesting. So it was kind of an "Aha" moment when I paired the two together.

Funny story: I didn't realize this shawl was knit from the bottom-up until I was about 8 rows into it (I will never learn to read a pattern before starting a project, will I?). But the knitting went very smoothly, and I really enjoyed myself. And then I finished it and I was so proud of myself that I promptly threw it in the blocking box and ignored it for a month. C'est la vie.


Ravelry Page: Come Along, Pond!
Pattern: Come Along, Pond! by Teri B.
Yarn: Colinette Jitterbug, "Lapis"

18 comments:

  1. It's spectacular! What a blue. It's perfect for this pattern because it's just a bit cheeky, like an inside joke.

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    1. Thank you! This blue is a little cheeky :)

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  2. It's beautiful Kat! and I love the blue color. good job!

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm so pleased with it :)

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  3. oh, gosh. I totally get that 'blocking' block. It turned out beautifully, though!

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    1. Thanks! I usually don't have a problem blocking stuff right away, but I'm so glad I finally got around to this one!

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  4. I"m only newly a nerd for Dr Who. Love the show and I'm patiently waiting for more episodes to show up on Netflix. Love your shawl and love the color!!

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    1. Welcome! I love Dr. Who so much :) Thank you, I really love this color as well!

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  5. Very pretty! I love the colour paired with this pretty lace. :D

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    1. Thanks! I'm surprised how well the yarn and pattern ended up going together :)

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  6. what stunning lace! That's a gorgeous shawl, and the rich blue you chose is so amazing.

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    1. Thank you! It really was so enjoyable to knit, and I can't get over how blue it is :)

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  7. Looks gorgeous! What a great shawl!

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    1. Thanks! It's really practically perfect, I'm so glad I got around to knitting this pattern :)

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  8. Great shawl! It really suits you!

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    1. Thank you! I'm really pleased with how it came out.

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  9. Stunning! It is the perfect tardis blue. Will be checking out this pattern on Rav x

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    1. Thanks! It really is the perfect blue-I think I debated for all of 2 minutes before buying it :)

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