Friday, June 08, 2007

Oh, Monica

I finished the Monica tank for The Girl. Not entirely pleased with how this came out. It is cute as a bug, but the ruffle makes the top too heavy and pulls the neckline down too far. Also, she didn't really like it, which is surprising for a girl who loves anything frilly and pink. She kept it on only long enough for the photo shoot. Oh well, it only took a couple of days to knit, and it was super fun.

At least I have the pictures.

Pattern: Monica from the Spring 2007 Knitty
Yarn: Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece; Tea Rose - 1 skein, Blush - 1 skein
Started: Monday, June 4
Finished: Wednesday June 6
Modifications: Knit in the round instead of two flat pieces

I also forgot to post, last month Gina had a contest for anyone who knit her Radiance Lace Headband pattern and sent in a picture of the finished project. I knit my namesake "Jacqueline" and got this awesome swag:

Some Cervinia Calzetteria Sock yarn in beautiful blues and purple (trust me there is purple in there):

and this Debbie Bliss book that I've been meaning to get...

Thanks, Gina for writing a great pattern and for hosting this fun contest. I loved seeing the finished headbands in your gallery.

Don't forget, tomorrow, June 9 is World Wide Knit in Public Day. The ManchVegas Knitters will be representin' at Victory Park in Manchester from noon on. Check out the website for an event near you.


Blogger Nichole said...

hhmm... I'm sorry to hear Monica was disappointing in the end (esp since its on my "want to knit" list - well, I printed the pattern, plopped it in a plastic sheet & stuck in a binder anyway..).
It looks fabulous on her though!! I hope she decides she likes it - its beautiful.

1:53 PM  
Blogger Amanda1 said...

Bummer that she didn't like it, it's so cute!

7:30 PM  
Blogger SleepyEyes said...

Oh, she looks so, so pretty in the Monica!!! It's too bad she doesn't like it and it's top heavy...I wonder why?

So glad you liked your STUFF!

I love your pictures...they're always so spectacular!

8:43 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

She really does look adorable in the Monica top!

Great prizes; I'm especially interested in that book. I'll be interested to see how you like it.

9:10 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

awww, she is so adorable, I hope I get to meet her tomorrow!! I bet if the ruffly bit was on the bottom instead of the neck she would like it!!

12:59 AM  
Blogger LMardenNH said...

the girl is freakin adorable, as usual.

9:52 AM  
Blogger Lora said...

cute tank! love the sock yarn that ya got from Gina. What a fun contest that was!

1:44 PM  
Blogger Kellie said...

aaawww! She is so adorable. The top is sweet to bad the top ruffle pulls a bit. I wanted to make this for my 10 y/o so now i am thinking what could I do to lighten the ruffle?

9:24 AM  

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