Thursday, July 31, 2008

results are in

So, the answer to the contest question was 533 (148 primary, 385 secondary). Anyone who thought it was over 1000 scared me, though I think my clues might have misled guessers to the bigger numbers. This means the winner is Juicelbee who guessed 539.

The results of some of my tea-dunking experimenting last week as a worn FO:

yellow tee

This was a very economical project. I picked up six balls of the yellow in the summer sales. I was sure I could get a tee out of just six, but also knew it'd be tight, which meant working a size down from what I would normally and a lot of 'will I make it' nail-biting. It is also a winner of a knit. A very wearable garment and if anything the smaller size was a good choice - I wouldn't want it baggy. Its a genius pattern - easy and elegant, I can see why its so popular. More details on the project's ravelry page.

12 comments:

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Your new summer 'tea' is fantastic!

granny said...

ouuu!

this pattern is great! i'm on the hunt for a new project that isn't only going to take me 3 days and 2 skeins at most, this might be a good candidate.

gleek said...

i love your orangina! the longer ribbing really works. the color turned out great! tea is amazing.

beverlyanne said...

Congratulations on finishing your thesis. Dunking yarn in tea is a great way to celebrate. The results are lovely.

Tulipe67 said...

I like the pattern very much and the color is original !

birdwoman said...

What a fab FO, the colour is gorgeous (very summery!) and I think it looks much better with the ribbing carried higher up - much more fitted. It's made me look twice at this pattern, anyway!

glittrgirl said...

That's beautiful!

Knittripps said...

Lovely!

granolagirl said...

This is a great pattern and suits you really well- the colour is wonderful as well.

Willemtje said...

Wow, what a wonderful idea. It so happens that my orangina is the colour of yours before the dunking. I like the fit of mine, but also was not enamoured of the colour, so now I'm off to the kitchen to put water on for tea!
Thanks a lot and I hope it will work out as well for me.
Happy knitting and thanks for the blog,

a Dutch knitter

SMF.sportychic said...

Absolutely gorgeous on you!

knithound brooklyn said...

I love this tee!