Wednesday, April 13, 2011

But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?

It is the east, and Juliet is...not done.

After the great unravel of the Garter Stitch Jacket, the yarn told me it wanted to be reborn as JulietSwatching began last Friday, and by Friday night it was well underway.

The top portion is garter stitch.  One of the things I love about this pattern is that it is written for top down construction which results in essentially NO seaming.  

Enter the bottom portion of Juliet, and I am cursing the fair maiden.  It is my fault...the bottom is L.A.C.E.  And we all know how much I loooovvveee knitting lace.

Not much accomplished with it on Saturday or Sunday, but by Monday night I was into the first lace repeat.  Then my stellar counting skills reared their ugly head.  The first three rows were fine, then something went haywire and by the end of the repeat it was visibly off by appearance yet my count seemed right.  Rip, rip, rip.  Start over.  Still, rip, rip.  One more time and still off.  By this time I was cursing Juliet and thinking it was a good thing she took the poison!  Surely this was a matter of undocumented pattern errata and certainly not me!

Tuesday, still convinced that there had to be problems with the pattern, I shot off an e-mail to the writer (who hopefully will just think I am just some nutjob that can't read).  Sitting at The Cottage with my gal pals, I started, ripped and redid three more times before just ripping it back to the garter edge and starting over.  Finally got what appeared to be the right count and had it double checked by another set of eyes.  

Juliet is now, once again, a fair maiden.  Into the third repeat and all is well in Verona!

Taketh thyself to the land of Tami's  from whence objets d'art will spring forth upon this earth on the day of finitus.


  1. Funny post! It is wonderful that you found a new use for the yarn and I can't wait to see your finished Juliet.

  2. Toldja you should've knitted Shalom. :) Kidding! Promise. It's going to look fantastic when its done, which looks to be pretty soon. Keep on truckin' (I'm pretty sure that's Shakespeare, too...)

  3. So glad you got it worked out! Can't wait to see it finished and on you! :)

  4. Juliet is just lovely and will be well worth the effort when done. The color is so pretty too.

  5. Glad to hear it was only Juliet you wanted to poison and not yourself! Geesh! Looking great on the right track now. Love the colour!

  6. It looks like it will be well worth all the effort! Looks like the yarn is holding up pretty well after all that frogging too!

  7. At last, a happy ending in Juliet's future... just think how happy you'll be when you finish that evil lace :-)

  8. Wow, I can't believe you've gotten so far on it! I love what you have so far and the color.

  9. ahhh so cute and still a lovely colour ;-)



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