Joining Ginny for Yarn Along today, I have another Shalom on the needles. This yarn is a very nubby merino so it's nearly impossible to see the pattern. I haven't decided yet if that's a good thing, but it definitely won't look like my other Shalom. I bought the yarn on clearance a little over a year ago to make Elizabeth something. She liked my Shalom and decided that she'd like one as well.
My kids are still Moomin-obsessed, and I've just started reading the Moomin comic strip, volume 1 out loud to Finn. Cute and quirky, I can definitely see how the Moomins have captivated my kids so.
I finished the Laura sweater that I was working on last week. By the skin of my teeth I got the length I wanted in both the body and sleeves. As you can see, there was barely a few feet of yarn left when I finished.
I'm definitely pleased with how the yarn looked in stockinette stitch. The pooling was perfect, in my opinion.
The fit is nearly perfect. I might have added an extra inch in each sleeve (which is actually what the pattern calls for) but I really wanted an extra inch in the body (above what the pattern calls for) more so that's where the yarn went. I had 880 yards (the pattern only called for 750). I'm glad I had that bit of extra! I don't know if using size 8 needles instead of 7s made the difference.
Anyway, I'm pretty happy with the finished product. It's toasty warm and has a cowl built right in! Perfect for chilly winter days.