Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A finished project...Yarn Along

Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up...Ginny of Small Things

It's done.
It took me nearly the entire home school class semester (as that's when I have time to knit.)
It started as a project for me, but I soon realized that my gauge was off and I am not sized correctly either.
About half way through the project I changed it's purpose for someone else.
Someone special.
I learned a lot while making it as well.
I learned how to knit/purl in the front and back; I learned how to make button holes; I learned patience.
I frogged, I dropped stitches to fix previous errors, I found my knitting courage.
I love this pattern (shalom) and am going to make one for myself in the near future.  
I'm thinking a nice heather grey.  
I'm thinking three buttons (one for each tier.)
I'm thinking about not doing the shaping in order to have the front sides come together a bit more.
Yes, I have plans.
As for reading...I'm reading Harry Potter 4 (Goblet of Fire) to W.
We're also reading The Magic Tree House Series (for a home school class.)
And for me...I'm reading Anne of Green Gables (Yes mom...again.)


  1. Such a pretty color! I love the Shalom pattern. I had made one for me last year. Didn't knit it long enough. Didn't like the way it fell on me (because I used the wrong yarn for it) so I frogged it. I really love the look of it though and the knitting of it so I need to find the right yarn and knit another one!

  2. I love your Shalom. And, there's nothing wrong with reading Anne of Green Gables again. That was my favorite book when I was a kid.

  3. that's really lovely, all the things you learned while making this beautiful sweater. congratulations on finishing, and i hope you do make yourself one too.

  4. How pretty. I love the button. Yeah for you. I am in the middle of the 9 month sweater for Dmitrii.


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