Saturday, September 15, 2007

Where for art thou Juliet!!!

Hey, you can never have too many project's going, so why not add one more. I loved Juliet so much after seeing Robin's that I had to make it. It also helped that I'd spent enough at Rosie's to get my 20% off and they had new yarn in. Can I tell you, if you haven't seen and felt Misty Alpaca's 100% Chunky Baby Alpaca. (By the way Robin, this might be a good replacement for the Rowan Cork you liked that was discontinued. Check it out.) It's heavenly. I also have my eye on their Misti Alpaca Suri Silk. I felt that also and it's on my list. The price is great for all it's divine goodness.

In other news, The shawl collar pullover is coming along. I made it up to the armhole decreases and measured it against my mom's back. She has a long torso, so I think I might make a little adjustment and add 2 more inches before doing the decreases. Baby Eleanor is coming along as well. I'm on ball #3.

I haven't gotten too much done this week, because my schedule is crazy of course. September means that summer is over, and everything is starting to get back into full swing. Between trying to get my work done at work, band practice, choir practice, I was on the phone with my caterer figuring out liquor costs for this wedding. Since we booked a separate venue, we can bring in our own liquor. The caterer wants to charge us $16 a person for liquor and not everyone coming drinks, so I'm going to check out Canal's to see what they can offer me. If I can cut my bill by a few hundred dollars or more, it will be worth it. Plus, I really don't want to be responsible for anyone drinking too much, and getting into trouble afterwards, if you know what I mean.

Like I promised, here are some pictures from our trip. The shaped lace tee from Knitting Lingerie Style featured in some of these pictures. I hope you like.

My dad's surprise birthday party.

Some shots from our hotel room. The view was great. The water was just right.

The Fi and I before going out to dinner. I forget the name of the restaurant, but the food the really good. The drinks were overpriced though.

Have a great weekend!!!


Anonymous said...

Good Morning Andrea!
Just a quick note letting you know a treat is on it's way!
Have a great weekend!

You look soooo much like my sister-in-law! I had to take a double take!!

Amanda said...

Girl, I am going to quit reading your blog! (JK I couldn't do that!) It seems every single time I pop over you are tempting me with yet another thing to add to my must knit list. Now it's Juliet!

Good luck with all the wedding plans...Glad it is you and not me sister! All the planning and money would make me crazy- which is why I eloped.

Anonymous said...

Your lace tee looks great! Nice photos, too, of your vacay. Glad you had fun, even with the overpriced drinks ;-)

nicole said...

I've been dying to knit Juliet too, after seeing cute ones all over the blogosphere. The Misti Alpaca looks like a great sub; I may try that myself! And I think that your lace tee looks fantastic on you!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the recommendation on a sub for Cork! Actually I used a similar yarn, Catalina Chunky baby alpaca/merino for my Juliet!

I love your Shaped Lace Tee! That is a beautiful color on you. And you and the Fi are so cute.

Sheila said...

I've been eyeing the Juliet project. Thanks for the review on Misty Alpaca and you did a great job on the Lace Tee. The view from your hotel room is spectacular.


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