Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Happy Happy Joy Joy!

The new issue of Knitty is out, and I've got a pattern in it!
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You would never know that it was the dead of February when we took those photos. We found a stone wall that seemed to look 'warm', and I ditched my coat while we took as many photos as quickly as possible. I was freezing!!

The Make Up Your Mind racerback is designed to be a layering piece, worn over another tank top or t shirt. The Kollage yarn is really breathable, and has awesome yardage. I highly recommend

Side shot
This is my first time sizing a garment pattern, and I was really nervous about it. I read lots of books about designing garments, but nothing was really out there for grading pattern sizes for racerbacks (I guess it is kind of a niche item). If anyone has any trouble at all with it, please feel free to send me an email, and I'll try to help anyway I can. My email is over there on the right, underneath my profile picture. I want you to be as happy as possible with the finished results!

55 comments:

Amanda said...

Congrats! It looks lovely!

Jacey said...

Get out! That's awesome, Julie! The tank is super fun. I'll definitely have to check out, as in H-town, tanks are a way of life. Yay!

Alexandra said...

Wow! Congratulations! The pattern looks great! And how brave of you, taking those pictures in the cold! :D

Siga said...

Wow! Congrats! That is super exciting! You look, as always, fabulous in those pictures and I can't believe you shot those pictures in February.

Hilary said...

Congratulations, Julie!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your tank. What a fabulous, wearable piece!

Ella Wong said...

I love it Julie! It is great and I can't wait to try it out for myself.

fridica said...

Yaaay, congrats!

Tanis said...

Love it!

French Press Knits said...

Look at you, you little knitting vixen. You are crazy for posing like that in February, but I wouldn't have known any better if you didn't tell us. The tank is gorgeous, love all the texture.

Lauren said...

So cute!

Kara said...

How awesome! It is a gorgeous pattern. Now you get to see all the fun people have knitting it up.

Megan said...

Well done!

knittinginatree said...

You have all sorts of good news to share this week. Congratulations on another great pattern!

Dana S said...

Wow this pattern is fabulous!
Congratulation for being on knitty!

Keep coming up with more creative patterns like this :)

melodie said...

Congratulations! This is very cute - I can't wait to make one for me!

PixieSam said...

Your tank is lovely, congratulations on it! You would never guess the pics were taking in February, you don't look cold at all, just your normal beautiful self.

CelticCastOn said...

Congrats Julie, your tank is uber cute. Off to have a closer look at the specs.

jdknitter said...

that looks AWESOME!

hibou said...

Congratulations, Julie! It's lovely and unique, and I bet it'll be a hit on Ravelry!

wenwoo said...

Congrats, what a great summer top!

leila said...

It's a lovely Summer top. You are one great designer. Love to knit one for my daughter, too.

Clumsy Knitter said...

So, so awesome. Congrats!!!

Knit 1 LA said...

It's beautiful Julie! Congratulations!

Pam said...

Congratulations! It's adorable!

Monica said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting! It's a lovely top. And you do not look like you are freezing at all!

Cinnamon said...

Wow! Congrats on getting into knitty. The tank looks great and I was just wishing there were some good racer-back knitting patterns out there. I'm off to check it out now and then find some yarn!

Ashley said...

What a beautiful design! And great job getting into Knitty :) And challenging yourself!

Haha, I know how you feel about braving the cold for photos :) You're a trooper!

stephaniesewsagain said...

oh my goodness, I love your new pattern. I said I wasn't going to start any new projects but I love this.

Maryse said...

Congratulations! And no, I never would have known that the pictures were taken in freezing February...

kessainstitches said...

Congrats! You didn't look cold in that picture at all! And this pattern looks really fun.

yoel said...

Wow, it's gorgeous! I've faved it on Rav (I can't go on knitty yet b/c it's still too busy.) Bonus points to you for taking photos in a racerback in February...in Canada!

Susan said...

First off - congratulations. As for me - I HAVE to make this! It is a gorgeous top and perfect for San Diego weather.

Dona said...

The pattern is beautiful! Congratulations!!!
Bravo bravo bravo!

mooncalf said...

Congratulations! What a cool achievement - being in Knitty! Nice work :)

Caffeine Girl said...

Congratulations. It is gorgeous!

Michele said...

Congratulations! That is such a cute little tank!

juniperjune said...

congratulations!! it's beautiful!

Norma said...

Hello Julie:
I just discovered your blog through the knitty website. You are awesome and your obsession is admirable. I also have an enormous yarn stash that just keeps growing and am always on the lookout for cool patterns. I will definitely become a regular visitor to your blog!!!
Keep Knitting!
Norma.

Christine said...

Congratulations on on such a lovely pattern and partnering with TFA, how exciting!

sweet jane. said...

Gorgeous tank! Congratulations on getting in knitty!

(Also, if that's a ren&stimpy reference in the title, I think I ♥ you! I loved that cartoon as a kid)

Alana said...

Congratulations Julie! How exciting!

knitreadclick said...

Congratulations! How awesome!

emmh said...

Very nice! I wasn't keen from the back pose, but it a great top, and imho the best pattern of that knitty issue! Your other patters are lovely. I am glad to find your blog.

Jules said...

Well it certainly looks nice on you! And I would never have known it wasn't a Mediterranean summer. Congratulations! Heading over to Knitty now. . .

Jane Richmond said...

Knitty! Ahh! The tank is so lovely, really well done :) Congratulations!

...and congratulations on your new position, how exciting!!!

CanarySanctuary said...

Congrats! It's fabulous :) (and you've done a great job looking not-cold in the photos, too!)

This and That said...

Congratulations Julie! It looks beautiful and you do too as always.

Hania said...

Congratulations!! :) What an accomplishment! It looks great and fun to make!

Monique said...

OMG! Julie this is just beautiful and of course you are showcasing it very nicely. You've been a busy little bee. I'll have to check out your Tuesday column as well.

CU@5 said...

Congrats! I love its textures!

Jen (pieKnits) said...

Congrats on tackling garment sizing and getting published! It's a lovely design.

kelli ann said...

hey, this looks great! congrats :)

Erin said...

This is really gorgeous. Well done and congratulations!

Denise said...

This looks gorgeous Julie, I'll have to check out the pattern.

Julie K said...

Congratulations on getting published! It looks great and the story about the photo shoot is so funny!