Sunday, November 4, 2007

Another one bites the dust!

Another FO, that is! I finished Juliet last night. I even did the button loops, buttons and wove in the yarn tails! Here she is drying on the blocking board.

I will model her when she is dry. Here are the details:
Yarn: Cascade Venezia (bulky weight, 70% merino, 30% silk)
Color: White Heaven
Needles: Knitpicks Options, size 10.5
Pattern: Zephyr Style Juliet, Size S
No modifications
Buttons: Mother of Pearl

I think this will be a very serviceable sweater. I wanted a neutral color cardigan for the cooler summer nights.

I have swatched for Tree Jacket. I am using Tahki Savoy which is a worsted weight yarn of 52% silk, 48% merino. This yarn is indescribably soft. It just feels delicious in my hands. It swatched to gauge on the recommended size 8 needles. I also played a bit with the lace pattern. Everyone has had problems with the lace twisting and I really don't want mine to do that. The lace pattern for the body is: K4, YO, K2tog, YO, K2tog. I thought I would try to do mirror image decreases so I did two repeats of the lace in K4, YO, K2tog, YO, SSK. I could see that it would twist so I then tried two repeats as recommended by someone on the Zephyr message board: K3, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK. That looks like it will be straight, so that's how I will do Tree Jacket! I plan on pretty much following the pattern.

Other accomplishments--I finally hemmed the jeans I got this summer at True Jeans. It was suggested that I hem them with the original hem. I was amazed at how much easier it was to do it that way instead of all the cutting and measuring. Plus the original hem just looks so much better. I made a little tutorial on how to do this. You can find it here.

Nothing else much to talk about this weekend except that I went to a conference Friday and Saturday. That's about it!

Bushism of the day:
"I am mindful not only of preserving executive powers for myself, but for predecessors as well." —George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., Jan. 29, 2001

Kitty cam:
Ems was out of town, so I went over to give Mokey some love! He was only too happy to show off for the camera!

1 comment:

  1. Your Juliet is lovely; I like the buttons, even though I know you're not crazy about them. I'll look forward to seeing it on.

    And the jeans hem is BRILLIANT. Thanks for posting that!

    -your pal