Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy......
I love it!
Over last weekend I finally managed to get to the end of my Juliana - whew!
I have been busy on this baby since August last year.
Given that I did take a break from October onward to get all my Christmas knitting done, I still saw it every day which made the project seem endless!
I have never knit such a long piece of knitting before - I know why!
The pattern was a lovely knit, it was perfect evening knitting with a really simple 8 row pattern repeat, making it easy to get it growing quite quickly.
The hardest bit was realizing that I had to knit 1.80m and then still had to knit the arms, it did get a bit tedious when I stopped to ponder what the mass of fabric on my lap was to become!
Once I finally bound off the arms on Saturday, I could get down to the task of dropping the stitches throughout the pattern.
I love the effect of the dropped stitches, and am glad that I persevered with it!
This took me the most part of Sunday to complete and I did have a problem twice under the arm where my cast off edge somehow had not worked and the stitches started to unravel into the sleeve.
There was no ways that I was going to rip it out and begin again, so I ended up improvising and sewing those two stitches into the piece so that they will hold for as long as I wear this garment :)
I knit this project with Drops Baby Merino which is a perfect fit for this pattern.
Would I knit it again?
If it wasn't for the meterage and my wanting to have it out of my WIP bag so I could focus on something new, then yes, I would definitely make more of these!
I could see this being a super knitting machine project, cast on in the morning - finish in the afternoon!
What project have you managed to complete this week?
If you would like to link your finished projects up below feel free to do so :)