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*