Monday, June 16, 2008

Juliet: Progress Report

If it wasn't for the fact that I keep messing up on my stitch counts and the lace section, Juliet should have been finished by now. However, bf did take some progress pictures over the weekend with his new camera. The first pictures ever taken with the camera too! He even offered for me to bring my FO's and UFO's to be photographed. :-)


Juliet front


Juliet back



Juliet flat

I'm not sure why, but the last picture came out looking very pink. In reality, Juliet is actually a deep burgundy red. Anyway, these pictures were taken two frogs ago. :-( I made many mistakes in the lace section and I kept coming up with the wrong numbers for the stitch count. It really pained me because I hate frogging (especially in knitting), but I tore it out. I was very happy because I finally learned how to frog "safely" this weekend thanks to my friend rchrispy on Ravelry. What I mean is using smaller knitting needles to pick up stitches back to where I want to start over again, and then pulling out my work with wild abandon. This may sound strange, but it made me feel like a liberated woman. Ever since I was 8, I have been scared of knitting because I didn't know how to frog and my remedy for it was to simply knit without mistakes (which is nearly impossible!) Now I finally discovered I don't need to be scared of making mistakes or live with the knowledge of doing something incorrectly, but stubbornly forging on due to not knowing how to go back.

5 comments:

Jasmine's Mommy said...

That's a great color on you.
It's coming a long really nice.

Julie said...

Hi there,
You won the Super Stitches Book! Email me your address information to jholetz@gmail.com. I am going out of town on Thursday so I may not be able to mail it until next Monday....unless I have my act together tomorrow, but no promises. :p

Sue said...

I must discover this mysterious frog method cuz the thought of frogging a knitted garment scares the bejezzers out of me! The Juliet looks very pretty, btw.

Maryann said...

Wow, you're building up quite a following, judging by your comments page :-). Nice work! BTW, I found a blog I think you'll like. This lady wants to knit her entire wedding! Here's the site:

http://knitted-wedding.livejournal.com/

Sway Knits said...

Your Juliet is looking lovely! I actually just frog haphazardly and I've always been able to figure out how to fix it somehow. But sometimes I need a stiff drink before going ahead. :-)