Monday, May 05, 2008


Howdy! I didn't mean to disappear like that last week, I just didn't have much to show. I was trying to catch up on my Dear Baby Jane blocks (I'm almost there) and working hard to finish up my Juliet. I'm proud to say that it is finally finished and it feels so good to have it done! This pattern was a pretty easy knit for a beginner like me.

what's with the look on my face??

Although, I did have to frog back one part, before realizing that I had only missed a yarn over. Grr. It came out well, even though I think that it's probably not all that flattering for my body type. If I did it over again, and I was a more experienced knitter, I'd probably start the lace repeats a little lower, and maybe (somehow) make it a little more form fitting in the back.

I think it's too flow-y, but John says that I'm being too critical of myself. I keep wanting to sing "Baby Got Back" everytime I look at this picture.

Here are the details:

Pattern: Juliet by Zephyr Style
Yarn: Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece, 6 skeins, held doubly (with some leftover)
Color: Raging Purple (which I think is a funny name)
Needles: Size 10.5 32" circular
Size: Medium

I decided to knit a medium based on other reviews that I read, stating that this pattern ran big. This ended up being the perfect size, and normally I wear size XL in shirts. The yarn that I used is also very stretchy and I think that this is probably a big factor in the sizing, although I do think the pattern probably just runs big in general.

I also got to hang out with my friend Stephanie yesterday. I hope she shows you her Juliet soon. It's mighty pretty! We went to the local yarn shop yesterday and I managed to walk out of there with nothing. Now that I'm finished with the Juliet though, I'm itching to start something else. Anyone have a good, easy summer shirt to knit up? I was thinking this, although I'm not sure. What do you think?


Mom2fur said...

I think it's beautiful. You did an amazing job. And what's wrong with a little bit o' booty?

Philigry said...

oh, you did a great job. thanks for all the tips! i can not wait to get started on mine! i can't believe you are a beginner. it looks great!

Handi Dandi Mandi said...

I think it turned out great, especially for a beginner knitter. Excellent work.

Stephanie said...

Katie, it looks fantastic!!! I love it and it fits you perfectly.

Karyn said...

I can NOT believe that you JUST learned how to knit and you made THAT beautiful top!!!

It looks amazing, and YES, you ARE being too critical.

Anina said...

I love it! I may need one for myself. Congratulations on finishing a wonderful project.

Heidijayhawk said...

very well done katie!

Becky said...

I have been popping into your blog monitoring the progress of Juliet. It looks great. I can't believe you are a beginner. You did a wonderful job. I am inspired to try one of my own. Thanks for sharing and I will be stopping back in.

lera said...

Gorgeous, Katie. Gorgeous.

Rebecca said...

pretty! i've been thinking about making one of these, too. but it's on the back burner for a bit.

Chara Michele said...

It looks absolutely lovely!

Anonymous said...

Look at you and your hotness! Love the Juliet, too.