Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Yarn Along: Shalom

When I posted my Yarn Along last week, I never could have foreseen that this is what I'd be showing you this week. I thought my knitting was on the downswing with Christmas over and the knits I made for my friend delivered.  Then I booked a trip to NYC for Elizabeth's 12 birthday at the end of this month, and I decided that the Shalom sweater, which has been in my Ravelry queue for probably 2 years, and the MadelineTosh Chunky, which has been in my stash for 6 months, needed to get together for the trip.


After 3 days of furious knitting, here she is, my Shalom.


I used a cedar button from my stash, as well, from OruAka on etsy. I like the button with this yarn, but if I find the time while in NYC, I might find my way to Tender Buttons to see if I can find a better match.


The photo below best showcases the beauty of the MadelineTosh yarn. This was my first experience with MadTosh, and I can definitely see why it has such a loyal following.  Although not the softest I've used, the drape is nice, and the color is amazing.


Alas, my works-in-progress are still in progress.  The 2nd sock is more than half-way done, so I'm hopeful it will be finished by the weekend so I can move on to something else.  I'm still enjoying Boat Girl as well.


On deck is this blue sock yarn, Stroll Hand Painted in Lullaby by Knit Picks, which is destined to be birthday socks for Elizabeth.  The gray-brown alpaca, from Cascade's Eco-Alpaca line, is leftover from Paul's Christmas scarf.  I'd like to make him a hat to match, but haven't found the perfect pattern yet.  Suggestions?


*the top 4 photographs by Elizabeth*

18 comments:

  1. I love how "crisp" the stitches are and the colors are gorgeous!! The button is a beautiful touch. I think you will be wearing this shalom for many years, it's timeless!!

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  2. Wow, 3 days!! You're sort of inspiring me....I wonder if I could get my Tea Leaves Cardigan done in 3 days....hmm

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  3. Wow, 3 days - incredible! looks fantastic, love the colour. I'm currently making one but looking more at a 3 weeks time scale.

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  4. what a wardrobe staple!!! Love the color!

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  5. Your Shalom turned out gorgeous! I love the color and the button you chose!

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  6. I never thought of a Shalom in chunky. I made a worsted version and love it. Perhaps a short sleeved shalom out of chunky is in my future. Love the color way. Truly gorgeous. I like Stephen West's hat patterns. I made my son Windschief. Or Jared Flood's Turn a Square, which I made for my husband.

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  7. That is beautiful. I love your yarn choice as well. That looks like a fun pattern.

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  8. your sweater is stunning. i love the button as well.

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  9. Oooh, Shalom has been on my queue FOREVER and seeing yours has reminded me how much I want to knit this!

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  10. Wow! Great knits and I love thay Stroll Yarn from Knit Picks too!

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  11. Great Shalom! what a beautiful colour it is.

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  12. Your shalom cardigan is lovely. The colors are gorgeous.

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  13. Wow! A sweater in 3 days! It's gorgeous!

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  14. I want a Shalom. seriously. If you can do it in 3 days, maybe I can do it in 3 months! lovely...

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  15. Your knit is beautiful and you look lovely in it! And you did it so quickly-wow! I can see why folks love Madeline T so much-simply divine. Have an awesome time in NYC with your girl. My girl and I are heading down there this weekend. ;)

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  16. That came out beautiful! Gosh, that yarn is amazing. Great job!

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