Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Yarn Along - The Holy Crow it is About Time You Finished Your Shalom Edition!!

Thought it was about time to take part in the Yarn Along again.  After finishing a Shalom, hating it, ripping the entire thing out, and starting it again I have FINALLY finished and I am so much happier with it this time.  Sized just right.  I used Chunky Vintage yarn.  Obviously I went with three buttons and I had to do some resizing to make it into an XL size.  It came out super cozy...now we just need cozy weather so I can wear it!!

I am about three rounds into a girl's cap sleeved spring shirt.  Hope to make one for Anna and one for Beatrice.

As for reading I am re-reading Emily of New Moon.  I had been reading a bunch of books about the education system, about the war on our boys, about culture, but with current stresses in my life I was finding it all too depressing before bed so I decided to pick up an old favorite and I have been loving it all over again.

For more Yarn Alongs head over to Ginny's wonderful blog.

5 comments:

Feisty Muse said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your Shalom, Jamie! Beautiful job. I have it in my queue (at least it's in the one in my mind) and the yarn to knit it. Would love to see what mods you made for the size.

Jamie Carin and Claudio Romano said...

Thanks Lara! For sizing instead of CO 67 stitches I CO 80 stitches and basically then just adjusted in proportion from there. Also I didn't do the shaping of the body. I just did straight stockinette.

Kathy said...

Beautiful sweater! That will be so wonderful for autumn. Glad I stopped by from the Yarn Along. Happy knitting!

meghann said...

Oh my goodness - you made a whole Shalom and then ripped it all out and started over? I'm so glad you're happier with the results this time! I have the yarn for one in my stash but I haven't had time to start it yet... xo

Jamie Carin and Claudio Romano said...

Meghann, I did! Nuts right? But I am generally a super tight knitter so I went up two needle sizes and it just came out way too big and loopy and stretchy and it was generally just awful and I would have never worn it. And so after hemming hawing about it it was the only thing that made sense. If I was a more experienced knitter perhaps I could have noticed the issues before it was done, but alas LOL