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"
It's spectacular! What a blue. It's perfect for this pattern because it's just a bit cheeky, like an inside joke.ReplyDelete
Thank you! This blue is a little cheeky :)Delete
It's beautiful Kat! and I love the blue color. good job!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much! I'm so pleased with it :)Delete
oh, gosh. I totally get that 'blocking' block. It turned out beautifully, though!ReplyDelete
Thanks! I usually don't have a problem blocking stuff right away, but I'm so glad I finally got around to this one!Delete
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!!ReplyDelete
Welcome! I love Dr. Who so much :) Thank you, I really love this color as well!Delete
Very pretty! I love the colour paired with this pretty lace. :DReplyDelete
Thanks! I'm surprised how well the yarn and pattern ended up going together :)Delete
what stunning lace! That's a gorgeous shawl, and the rich blue you chose is so amazing.ReplyDelete
Thank you! It really was so enjoyable to knit, and I can't get over how blue it is :)Delete
Looks gorgeous! What a great shawl!ReplyDelete
Thanks! It's really practically perfect, I'm so glad I got around to knitting this pattern :)Delete
Great shawl! It really suits you!ReplyDelete
Thank you! I'm really pleased with how it came out.Delete
Stunning! It is the perfect tardis blue. Will be checking out this pattern on Rav xReplyDelete
Thanks! It really is the perfect blue-I think I debated for all of 2 minutes before buying it :)Delete