Sunday, March 23, 2008

My Love is Deep

"My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep"

~ Juliet

I don't speak often about love on here, but I am surely filled with it.

Love for my blog buddies, love for my family, love for my very close friends, and most importantly love for GOD.

And my own Romeo is coming real soon, but I actually prefer to call him my Boaz (Ruth 2:1, 19)

In keeping in the spirit of my "Finished Object" I will give Romeo some love too as my Juliet is all done!! ;o)

She came hot off the needles yesterday and straight from my blocking towel for a great field trip (more to come about that too).

(it was beautiful here yesterday..in the low 70s!)

~ Project Details ~
Pattern: Well I fell in love with this pattern when I first laid eyes on it back in August!

So I knew Juliet would be created from my needles one day!

Size: Hybrid - Yoke in Small and Peplum in XS

I really wish I did this entire knit in XS. Let the record show that I am not an XS!!

There is major negative ease in this pattern, that it is not even funny! This was the #1 complaint that all other knitters had voiced before me.
I took heed to their recommendations and decided on a small, but now that it is all done I would have been fine in the XS, but felt safe with the S.

This knit will be able to transcend into the winter as a great layering piece so I am fine with the extra room.

Time: Of course all of our knits wait on us and our time. So as you know it is what you make of it! ;o)
For me it took a little over a week, but swear my needles and desire was in overdrive! My little 'blogvacation' helped too! :o)

Needles: Harmonies US 10.5 and for binding off US 11
When I did my swatch (see below) I realized I would have loved my Addis on this knit instead! Oh well! I would have needed to switch out for my bind-off and Addis does not offer that very nice interchangeable option that I just love so much! ;o)

Speaking of interchangeable, I really don't like the fact that my Harmony Options does not have "cable connectors" where I can add on to try on my garment as it is a WIP...ugh!

Crochet hook: G

Yarn: You know that yarn I bought waaaaaaay back when I meant to make this garment! ;op (yeah back in October!!)

Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky, Color #21 Red Purple (all other pics are color of yarn)
Used 4 balls (even though I ordered the suggested 5 balls)

Special note about this yarn is that I love the stitch definition it produced and the economic factor it provided, but didn't realize it is made out of 15% angora...and better yet after I did my 1st spit splice that I was slightly allergic to it!
Every time I would knit with it I would get the "itches"...not sure if it was just in my head or not.
Funny thing is one of my favorite winter sweaters is out of angora....in fact I checked it, and it is 25%...but I am fine when I wear it, not sure if it is because it has already been washed and all.

I was also fine when I wore my Juliet all day on yesterday so I think everything will go smoothly. Especially once I soak it in some lavender solution, and wear it as a layering item.

Cost: $20 on the yarn, $3 for the button by Grandma Moses (an indie seller)

What I learned: I had a bumpy round after my 'set up' row with the lace repeats.

So much so that I had to rip back and try it again...only once though.
I was very frustrated, but remembered what Sheila said recently on her blog about if you are not going to take on the challenge now, then what will you do when the next challenge comes?? Well dang that made me sit up!! :o)

Juliet went in the naughty corner for about a day or so while I took a "break" from her LOL
We finally kissed and made up after I called in my extra special lifeline Robin!! :oD Thank you!!! Sometimes you just need that extra voice of confirmation, you know?

Realizing I misinterpreted....okay...ignored some of the instructions! Specifically, the last part in Row 3 & 5 "end last repeat with..."
Ooh!! And of course if I was off just one stitch in one row, as you all know it throws everything off!

So Robin reminded me about that thing called "swatching" LOL

Ummm yeah.....I never did that before! ;op So I definitely took her advice and for my sanity did it! Everything turned out just right, so it was smoooooth sailing from there!

Modifications: Okay going to give the run down real quick and easy.

I shortened the yoke area, made only 6 lace repeats, did 2 rows of plain garter after the sleeve split for stability, and did slip stitches on the 1st stitch in the lace portion for a "clean" edge look

Double stranded crochet button loop for durability. I also only did 2 rows of garter on the bottom edge.

So far I have only water spray towel blocked it....but have a feeling that it's going to be a mess to soak with that dang angora...Eww. Can you say purple sticky wool/hair everywhere! I also hear that the wool will make it "grow" too.

Verdict: My 1st completed ;op Zephyr pattern! YAH!! I am glad I did it, but won't knit it again. You know the whole "been there done that" type of thing.

Despite how much I really liked the yarn I used, more than likely I will never use this yarn again as well, since the whole 'cootie' factor may become a bigger problem and I don't want to find that out!

I would recommend this pattern to others with the modifications and warning of the serious negative ease! Great knit on thick yarn!
Now I can add my F.O. to the 3,237,961 other Juliets out there! LOL ;op

BTW...............
If you read this far then you are in for a treat!

Happy Blog Anniversary to me!! :o)

There is a contest of course!!

As I mentioned earlier I have love for my blog buddies!! Even more so my faithful readers, commenters, and lurkers!! ;op

First, let me tell you about The Goodies!

Since this is Malabrigo March and I started my blog in March....well the winner will get Malabrigo of course!! :o) Y'all already know how much I just love love love this yarn.

Three skeins of Malabrigo! Two will be selected by the winner based on their own preference, and one by Ms. CrimsonPurl herself ;o)

If you want the goodies you only have to Tell Me 2 Things!

Since this is a FO post and all...
1. What is one of your favorite 'finished objects' that CrimsonPurl has made (Hint: Click on the "Finished Objects" link to help you out!)

Also, this is only my 1st year of blogging! So I would also like to know...
2. How long have you been reading CrimsonPurl ;op (rough guesstimate is fine!)

To Get Entered you will need to:
1. Respond with BOTH of your answers in this thread only!
2. Please be sure I know how to contact you.

I will do a random electronic generator for the winner and all entries must be in by Friday, March 28th.

Lastly, this came from that beautiful bush that was behind me in my photos!

HE is Risen!
Happy Easter!

74 Comments:

  1. Emily said...
    Congrats on the blogoversary! I wish we were having some of that Easter weather and greenery/flowers around here... still snowy instead! When you asked about my favorite of your FO's, the one that popped into my head instantly was your gloves knit out of Shinano. What I love about that post, and your whole blog, and your comments on mine, is your enthusiasm! What made those gloves so memorable to me was the joy with which you sported them in the photoshoot and wrote about the experience... like all of your knits! I'm not exactly sure when I started reading here, but I'm thinking that you found me first over at Skyline Chilly. So, maybe halfway through my 1 year of blogging? Let's call it 6 months? Have a great holiday, girlfriend!
    J.P. said...
    I have been reading you for 6ish months now, I think. My favorite FO is your fun set of baby hats.. I love the colors!
    Dani said...
    it really was that great of a day :)

    Reading about 8 months now I guess, and LIZZIE Is the work of art that sticks out the most in my mind - all that effort and the lessons learned, and (need I even say it?) it's NORO.

    Happy blogiversary my friend!
    Shameka said...
    I have been reading since last December, so that makes it 3 months?? Hmmm.. for some reason it feels longer than that. My favorite FO is that baby bolero, because it is so quick to make and so cute. And of course I loved the green color.
    Shameka said...
    Happy Easter!!! He is Risen, indeed!!!
    Stitchywitch said...
    Happy Easter to you as well! Your Juliet looks beautiful on you - that's such a great color on you (I'm so jealous; I could not wear that color but it's one of my favs.) I hope you knit more zephyr patterns, they're some of my absolute favorite sweaters to wear.

    My favorite project of yours is your ballet t - the color and the fit are perfect! I think I've been reading for 8 months or so? Certainly since you commented on my blog, since I make a point to start reading after that!
    Erica B. said...
    The sweater is adorable! Happy Blogiversary and Happy Easter!
    doreen said...
    Juliet looked so nice on you yesterday, especially with that lime green shell underneath!
    I can't stop thinking about our field trip either. It was really enjoyable for both me and Z.
    I think I started reading your blog maybe 4 or 5 months ago. . . Time has gotten all wonky since the end of my pregnancy with /Z. It may have been a tad longer.
    I have 2 favorites, Lizzie and the Ballet t-shirt. Since they aren't similar or even both garments I believe I can have two!
    S, you've done an awesome job with your blogging, your knitting group, and with your projects! keep up the great work girl, and yes Boaz is being prepared just for you!
    cpurl17 said...
    He is Risen indeed!

    Happy Blogiversary!
    First of all, Juliet is adorable. If Juliet had been wearing that in the tomb, maybe she wouldn't have stabbed herself (who wants to ruin a good knit) and Romeo would have shown up on time.

    My favorite FO of yours is Lizze. It's amazing and beautiful and still on my "to do" list.

    I also loved the Bucket Hat (as in if she wasn't looking and I could sneak something out of her closet what would I grab?)

    I've been reading your blog for...hmm about 6 months now. (I remember because you like red and I like red and, with a name like Crimson Purl, how could I not read it!?)
    ikkinlala said...
    Happy Easter and blogiversary!

    Juliet looks great (and I am so very jealous of how bright and sunny it appears to be there).

    One of my favourite projects of yours is the Garter-Cuff Gloves - gloves seem like such a finicky project to me, but you did a great job. I've been reading off and on for a few months. I rarely manage to keep up with blogs very well, because even though I'd rather read blogs than do homework I can't imagine that's a good long-term strategy and because half the time I'm on dial-up internet.
    Chrispy said...
    Congrats!

    My favorite FO is the Malabrigo Loafers. Those have made me want to make myself some slippers. I just have to save up for them.

    I have been reading your blog since July or August. I think I might have found you via Knittycent.
    Sereknitty said...
    Favourite project: Definitely the baby bolero, although Lizzie is a close 2nd.
    Length of time reading your blog: about 6 months + or -.

    Your Juliet turned out beautifully, in your fave colour, of course! I hope that you'll be done with the 'itchies' once you wash it :)
    kim said...
    Happy Blogoversary!! Juliet looks so Springlike next to that lovely yellow. The perfect sweater for this time of year. Happy Easter!
    del said...
    Juliet came out really great! It looks like it fits perfectly.

    I didn't have to look at your FOs to know which was my fave because it's definitely the Lizard Ridge Afghan. And I guess I've been reading your blog almost a year now, after you finally came out of lurking on mine!!! lol.

    Happy Easter to you, too!
    Adrienne said...
    Happy Blogoversary!!!!!!!!!!!!! happy Easter and Juliet looks wonderful!
    hearts812 said...
    Happy Blogversary! Your Juliet is beautiful. The color looks great on you.

    I envy your warm weather...we had temps around 40 yesterday with snow! My parents are in NC and they have had nice weather as well.

    My favorite knit of yours is your Lizard Ridge - Gorgeous! I have been reading your blog for about 8 months. I think one of my first reads had to be a post with Lizard Ridge.
    chanknits said...
    Happy blogiversary! I started reading during our red swap, in June I think? I'm having a terrible time choosing, but I think Lizzie is my favorite, because I know what a time commitment she was.

    Happy Easter to you too!
    Jennifer said...
    So many wonderful FO's to choose from. I like Lizzie, the hiking hat, sweet as sugar (or something like that), your gloves, but I think my favorite are the cute little booties with the criss cross strap and flower buttons. I have been lurking/reading for about 4 months. Congrats on you anniversary and on Juliet. I have Juliet waiting for me to restart in about the same color. I had to restart due to the sizing issues.
    Patty said...
    Juliet is Beautiful!!! I was ready to post how much I love your 'version', and then I scrolled to see that you have a contest, too! I've been reading CrimsonPurl for about 3-4 months now, I think, but I don't remember how I got here??? :-) Okay, off to print up the Juliet pattern....
    Easter Blessings!
    TheSteph said...
    Great job on your Juliet!! LOVE it!

    :) Very cute on you.
    Ava said...
    Juliet is lovely! My favorites are the Debbie Bliss soho neckwarmers and the Shinano gloves (I want Shinano!)

    Happy Easter!
    turtlegirl76 said...
    I THOUGHT that was a new FO I spotted you in yesterday! I looked great on you! Purple is definitely your color. =)

    I think I would go to hell if I didn't say that my favorite FO of yours was your Lizard Ridge Afghan. That blanket is breathtaking. You'd be a fool not to appreciate the time and effort you put in to making that. And you know I've been reading you from the beginning. Happy Anniversary, Stacey!
    Michelle said...
    OK first off I love your Juliet, the color is awesome! (I recently finished a sweater with berkshire and it does seem to pill alot)

    Congrats on your blogoversary! Lets see I think your Malibrigo loafers are my favorite (you know me and those velvet grapes) I actually went and bought the pattern right away. I've been reading your blog for probably 8 months or so now!

    Happy Easter, have a wonderful day.
    Macoco said...
    First off - your Juliet is gorgeous. The color is so pretty and looks great on you.
    Happy Blogiversary!
    I'd say that my favorite FO is the Bobbilicious (although in the notes is says you technically finished it in 12/06) I love the bold color and the banging bobbles!
    I've been reading the last few months.

    ;)
    Debora said...
    Happy Blog Anniversary to you!!! Juliet turned out great, maybe one day I will finish mine!:)

    My favorite project you have completed this year is the Lizard Ridge and I have been reading your blog for about 9-10 months!

    Take care and Happy Easter!
    Zonda said...
    Happy Blogiversary! I love your Juliet, especially with only 1 button!
    Lynn said...
    Wow Juliet is wonderful! The one button really is spectacular, more like jewelry than anything.

    Hmm I think Lizard Ridge is my favorite FO and I've been reading your blog..for maybe 8 or 9 months? I've no idea! :D But I do know I've always enjoyed reading what you've been up to!
    CiCi and CAJtalk said...
    Juliet looks great!
    Happy Blogiversary and Happy Easter! I have been following you for about 6 or so months.. can't remember,.. But I have enjoyed it all. thanks
    rubysnpurls said...
    Happy Blogiversary and Happy Easter!!! Juliet looks fabulous!!!! Now I want to make one! :D

    Ok, answers to the contest questions:
    1. Passin the Dress Code aka: Ms. L.ittle (N.aughty) R.ed R.iding H.ood is my fav, but I also really like all the great neckwarmers you've made!
    2. I've been reading your blog since last fall and loving every minute of it!!

    Here's to another great year!! ;)
    Sheila said...
    Happy Blogivesary!! and many more. I'm guessing I've been reading your blog for 6 months. Juliet came out fabulously and my favorite FO is Lizard Ridge. Thanks for the Shout-Out and Happy Easter.
    Karine said...
    Very lovely sweater. I really have to get back to mine...
    Batty said...
    Juliet is beautiful! I love the bright purple. I also love the story of Ruth... there was a comment about what "sitting at his feet" means in my annotated Bible... there's nothing as cute as women in their 60's-80's giggling like girls.

    I've only been reading your blog for a few weeks (found it while reading someone else's). You've knit so many pretty things, but currently, I'm drooling over that Malabrigo bucket hat. I think I need one too. There, how's that for a selfish way to have a favorite? Because I want to knit it. But it's true -- I do.

    Happy Blogiversary!
    Emily said...
    Happy blogiversary! I think I started reading your blog at the start of 2008. I found you through Ravelry. And my favorite FO is your Lizard Ridge blanket. I love it so much and I'm in the process of making myself one too. :)
    knittycat said...
    Hi! We just met yesterday at Charlotte Yarn (It's Cat). Just wanted to say that you're Juliet is loverly!!! it fit you great and I super loved the color combo of the purple and lime! I'm sure that I'll see you around soon!! Excellent work again!
    Julia said...
    Ooooo that is sooo pretty! The color is perfect for you. This may be cheating but I think your Juliet is my favorite thing you've knit...though I also really like your Noro gloves!

    Wow, my memory is so bad. Hm...I think I started reading you around October-ish since I remember talking about Norovemeber!
    QueenDBW said...
    Happy Easter!! And Happy Blogoversary!! I love the Juliet, it's stunning. You did a great job.

    I think that my fave of your FOs is a toss-up between the baby kimono (because it's so stinking cute) and the Ballet Tee (it was hot off your needles when we met :D)

    I've been reading you blog since we met in October (?) whatever day you entry in the State Fair was being judged while we were enjoying chocolate at Ganache!!! I love your blog and you inspired me to start mine.

    Later, chica!!

    Des
    KelInCal said...
    Juliet looks great! Nice job! Things are just flying off the needles over there!!

    The favorites that come to mind are your most recent - I love the bucket hat (those colors were just great together!) and all those neck warmers were yummy, too. Sorry, I can't pick just one (Lizzie, anyone?)!

    I guess I've been reading for about 6 months? A year?? I honestly have no idea....

    Have a great Easter!
    Jeanine said...
    Happy Blogversary!!! Juliet looks great on you. My favorite of your FO's are your Malabrigo Loafers. I've been reading your blog for a year. You were kind enough to leave me a comment and I've been reading yours ever since then.
    Nik said...
    Happy blogiversary girlie. And Juliet looks great on you.
    Don said...
    Again, congratulations.

    I have been reading you for about two or three months. I think the blog post which got me started was: the post where you showed the inside of your purse and car. I was thinking to myself, "This is a clean woman." LOL.

    My favorite post: the grilled cheese sandwiches where the melt cheese looked SO GOOD.










    LMAO!
    Don said...
    I like that purple jacket. If it was just a little bit longer I would have came with a verse from Purple Rain.
    Don said...
    *goes to sleep*
    Robin said...
    Juliet turned out great! Mine got huge when I wet blocked it (I mean, I soaked it through) so maybe you shouldn't do that, at least not til it needs a wash. I'm glad my swatching idea helped.

    Happy Blogiversary! I like either Juliet or Ms. Little Red Riding Hood best out of your FOs, and I think I've been reading your blog since the beginning! You don't need to enter me in the contest, though - give it to someone else who uses single skeins, because all they do is sit unused in my stash!

    Happy Easter!
    melissaknits said...
    I was going to go on and on about how beautiful this is, bit then I got stuck on "70's", and now all I can do is sit here at 18 degrees and cry my little eyes off.
    Working Mom Knits said...
    Hmmm...can't quite remember how long we've been together..nearly a year I'd think - or a year this summer?

    Anyhoo - so glad to have "found" you!

    Fav FO *drum rolll* LIZZIE
    (as if I'd have said anything else!)

    xx,
    WMK

    ps: happy b-versie, happy julie, Happy Easter! Blessings upon you : )
    k_purls2 said...
    Happy Anniversary! I really enjoy reading your blog and getting details on the projects. You really encourage me!

    I think I've been reading for about 3 months. I have 2 favorite projects (does that yield me 2 entries?! Yes, I'm greedy.) Love the bucket hat and the baby bolero. Actually, I really like your Juliet. Just like the bucket hat, I've seen lots and I wasn't going to make it, but now, I don't know...tee hee! I am trying to stash bust and I do have lots of 5 ball bags.
    Susan said...
    Happy blogiversary and Juliet FO. While I liked how mine looked from the front, the bottom portion in the back is too swingy. Yours is amazing! I think my favorite would have to be the mini-sweater for the cute little shortie. The color choices were perfect.
    Wendy said...
    What a great FO to wear for your field trip! I bet you were the belle of the ball!

    My favorite knit might just be your first pair of socks. I think that you were working on them just about the time you found me during the Red Color Swap. The photo you took of your legs while you were knitting claiming that knitting is sexy caught my attention and I began looking at my knitting in a different light. I loved that attitude.

    Congratulations on a year of blogging and lushious knitting!!!
    Nettie said...
    Happy Bloggiversary! You have achieved a lot is such a short time. I feel like i have been reading you for longer than a year, but apparently I'm wrong ;)

    I would have to say my favorite FO is actually a tie between your loafer slippers and your Lizard Ridge afghan.
    yarndiva said...
    that juliet turned out so cute!!! it looks great on you. love the detailed comments, this is definitely one of those hit or miss patterns and you definitely appear to have hit this one on the head!!!

    thanks so much for all of your support the past few months. it definitely helps to know that you've got great people in your corner! *hugs*
    Wrath said...
    How beatiful ! I also have the same pattern on my needles. Now in my blog is my first "try to be " translation. So maybe you can read more than pictures now. ( I don´t promise it ..)
    =)
    diddlinaknits said...
    Love your Juliet!! i am so jealous LOL i think i am frogging mine-i just dont think its my style even though i wanted it badly to be-it doesnt seem to flatter me at all.

    Wow a blogiversary!! Happy Happy Joy Joy!

    So my answers are
    1) Lizzie is my fave project for sure-it is beyond Beautiful!!!!
    2) haha i have no clue maybe about 6 months.
    Scheherazaad said...
    He is risen indeed!! Happy blogoversary.
    My favourite FO is the Teva Durham Ballet T Coco. I love the colour and I think that it looks great on you. This top is in my Ravelry queue (I also own the book), but I was afraid that it might look too bulky. Seeing it on you has convinced me that it is safe to go ahead and knit it. Thanks for the great photos and sharing. I started reading you blog during the Christmas break (2007/2008) when I started exploring Ravelry.
    StarSpry said...
    Happy Bloggiversary!! I've been reading your blog for a few months. I love the Ballet T you made!

    Juliet looks lovely! And what a beautiful flower :)

    I hope you had a nice Easter!
    Nelly Knits said...
    happy blogoversary!and i hope you had a wonderful Easter!

    1. my favorite FO would be the 'brigo buckethead. It's a fly hat because of it's simplicity and it can be rocked with just about anything.
    2. I started reading your blog around Thanksgiving 2007.
    Wendyg said...
    Happy Blogoversary! It's always a pleasure reading your blog and seeing what you are working on. My favorite is the Handology. (I hope to try to make them sometime this year). I have been visiting your blog for almost a year. Thanks for keeping us entertained.
    Ebony said...
    Happy Blogiversary!

    I've been reading your blog since February 2007, I think. I found it after joining Ebony Elite. I love checking in with you. My absolute favorite FO so far is still your Lizard Ridge blanket.
    Janet Richards said...
    First of all - I LOVE the vest. It is too, too cute - the mix of garter and lace. Perfect. I hadn't see that pattern before, may have to check it out!!!!

    2ndly - CONGRATS on the blog. I would have thought you had blogged a lot longer - you are so good at it. Your blog is one of the few I make sure I don't miss.

    3rd - Contest answers, can pass up a chance for MMMMMmmmalabrigo.

    1. Lizzy of course!
    2. Probably 8 months or so.

    I hope you had a great Easter.
    Marin (AntiM) said...
    Happy Anniversary!

    Of all your FOs, Lizzie will always be my favourite (it makes me feel so close to you) ;)

    I've been reading your blog since July, 2007.

    And here's to another many years!
    Connie said...
    You look so nice in your own Juliet!

    I've been reading your blog since I met you and that was back in May 07 I think?

    My favorite FO of your's would be Kaiju with Lizzie being a close second! Of course!
    Christie said...
    Great sweater! Beautiful color
    tiennie said...
    So cute on you! Happy blogiversary! No guesses from me - just wanted to send blogiversary greetings. :)
    Shanda said...
    Stacey,
    Happy Easter, and congratulations on both the blogiversary AND the lovely completed Juliet! I frogged my completed Juliet (made from Cascade 128 Tweed). The FO was very heavy, and too big. The yarn then became a Fitted Knits short-sleeved cardigan. I'm going to take all of your mods to heart and try her again, but with a loftier yarn (and definitely go down a size!).
    And my answers, so I can try for a shot at some Malabrigo (I've never used it-I'm a Malabrigo "v"!):
    1. I've been reading your blog since October 2007, so about 6 months.
    2. My favorite of your FOs would have to be this Juliet. If it was still winter, I'd be picking one of your neckwarmers or scarves!

    Email: shandalperry@yahoo.com

    One last thing-would you mind if I added you as a friend on Ravelry?
    gold said...
    Congrats on a whole year of blogging!!You did a great job on Juliet!I love that color!!I have the hardest time picking out yarn colors for projects.I just love the colors you come up with!!
    Psyched2Knit said...
    Congrats on the Blogoversary! I can't believe you started only a little bit before I did, because I feel like I've been reading you forever - but I guess I has probably been since last June or so. I love the Malabrigo Loafers - but I also remember a red capelet that you made that was really cute. Thanks for your blog - It's really great to read about a lovely person who lives in a lovely climate (especially when we're freezing our butts off up here in Massachusetts) All the best - P2K
    Liz said...
    Happy blogoversary to you
    Happy blogoversary to you
    Happy blogoversary to you ooooooo
    Happy blogoversary toooooo you!!!

    Congrats, too,on finishing Juliet, she looks fantastic!

    Lizzie is my MOST favourite of your FOs, but I love lots of others as well, especially velvety valentines!

    I came across your amazing blog last summer, so I guess that makes me a visitor to your place for about 11 months, and I love coming here!!

    Hope you had a great Easter! We had snow, so 70 degrees sounds tropical to me! Wishing you many more years of happy blogging and knitting up beauties!!
    MrsPurls said...
    Wow, how the time flies when you're having fun blogging!! Congrats on the blogoversary!

    Juliet turned out great. I do like that color on you. It suits you well.

    Great tip about the negative ease..I think all of there patterns tend to be that way.

    I must say my favorite CrimsonPurl FO is none other than Lizzie! It was such an accomplishment project with lots of lessons for you. Its absolutely beautiful and will make a wonderful heirloom piece for your FUTURE Family. Lets just speak that into existence!! Amen somebody! I've truly enjoyed reading your blog since the beginning. Every since the day you told me that you started up your blog, I hoped on the next day. Its just a blessing to see how much it has blossomed in such a short period of time. Keep of the wonderful blogging!!
    KimT said...
    Congrats on your Blogiversary! I have been reading your blog since September 07. My FAve: Saartje's Bootees. So cute!

    Your blog is fantasticn and always a good read! Keep it up!
    Lynette said...
    your Juliet is gorgeous and the color is so rich. happy easter to you, and i hope it was fantastic.

    happy blogiversary!
    Virtuous said...
    Thanks so much Lynette for the well wishes and kind compliments!!

    I truly am so glad you read my blog! Hope you keep coming back! :o)
    Sourire11 said...
    Juliet is adorable!

    Ok... let's see. I've been reading you for only a few months now... and my fav. fo is your sets of neckwarmers. I love how you make something so simple completely beautiful. Congrats on the blogiversary!
    Anonymous said...
    Perfect color for you. You are so nice to be so thorough in describing your work. Thanks for that.

    Jane P
    moo said...
    I think I was one of your first readers, maybe? Anyway, I loved your Lizzie. I appreciate how you acknowledge your deep love of your life and all that is granted you through the grace of our Lord. Your recognize that, Stacey, and it just comes through all you say and do. I have never met you in person, but one day I will, and oh, what a day! Keep on shining and knitting, friend.
    WandaWoman said...
    Happy Blogiversary! Juliet looks great too.

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