Monday, November 12, 2007

I Had to Change Colors, and Yarn :(

Well, I finally made it to my new favorite yarn store, Knitique. It's good to know I have folks out there in my world who understood my despair (I'm talking about you). Cher, you were totally right about the staff there. Me and an associate tried to find something similar to the Victorian Pink that I've grown so fond of. No luck unfortunately, and the cotton/wool blend they had in the exact same texture, they still had in lots of bright summery colors. I finally settled on this Antique Lavender colored Peruvian Highland Wool. I named the color since Cascade only gave it the number 4148C. I tried to avoid choosing the same color as our last Mommy and Me project, but it drew me in for some reason. That, along with the price of $6.85 for 100g, and the fact that they had enough for hers and mine. I so wish that they had the cotton/wool in an acceptable color and quantity. The squishyness of it in garter stitch is sooooo soothing. The drape perfection. I hope that blocking loosens this Peruvian wool up significantly. And this has now been classified as a chilly day only garment since you can't really wear it directly against your skin without some discomfort and it being wool and all. Well, at least she'll be able to wear the cropped version next year and maybe the year after.

Saturday
Sunday
I know that I'm really excited about this set, but this is still genuinely a quick knit. This long weekend didn't hurt either. I don't like how the sleeves meet under the arm. I'll show you what it looks like later. We're blocking now. And oh, Teddy Bear really likes this one. "I liiike this." is what she kept saying when we tried on. I would have made it a little longer, in order to capture that fantasy or Julietisque look, but I think this length will do. This tiny version captured a whopping twelve lace repeats. I think mine is only going to need eight.

Monday
Hopefully I can succeed in making mine look age appropriate. The fact that I thought this top looked kind of juvenille is what inspired me to make two.

13 comments:

Virtuous said...

My yarn for my Juliet has been sitting here for almost a month now! HAHA!
I am SO going to cast on soon! :op

del said...

Wooo, look at your fast work! Both are gorgeous!

PAJNSTL said...

that is too cute!!

Cas... said...

Very nice! I can't wait to see your finished top. It should be cute!

urbanknitrix said...

ooohhhh, I want one. This is so cute and you are so fast. Dang, I want to be like you!!! Love the color.

Lesalicious said...

Ohhhh so cute. That is so so cute. Great job. Great weekend project I see. :)

NikkiJ said...

Thanks you guys. We really like it. I don't think I'll be moving as fast with mine. I don't know if it's the large needles or holding this yarn double, but my my hands get tired faster.

Adrienne said...

HOW WONDERFUL!!!!!

Judy said...

Hi Nicole, thanks for leaving the nice comment! Hey, your 'Juliet' tops are great. You knit fast! I bought this pattern, and hope to make one as well.

gold said...

That is too cute!!I would like to try and make that!

HobbyZu said...

You are one fast knitter, and that's a really cute top! :-)

PAJNSTL said...

dun dun dun is right!! lol

Sheila said...

Juliet is uber cute. I was shopping last week and the cashier had on something similar to Juliet but the sleeves were 3/4 and the body part was longer - just shy of the waist - and she was sporting it with a fitted long sleeve tee - it really looked nice. I'm looking forward to seeing yours.