Wednesday, March 12, 2014

{More} Snow and Shalom

It's not rare for March to be snowy here in Michigan, but it's not entirely welcome. I will say it kind of legitimizes my recent decision to knit myself a bulky weight sweater. It will certainly be sweater weather into May, at least.

I cast on for the Shalom cardigan last weekend and although everyone who has made it claims that it goes lightning fast, I haven't experienced that...likely because I've got a few other things going on right now. I'm sure that once the yoke is done, it will be short work to finish it up. I'm on the last set of twisted ribbing and the plan is for sleeves, at least 3/4 length.  I'm adding at least 2 more button holes because I'm not a big fan of the look of just one. The yarn is Cascade Ecological Wool in natural, the same that I used for Rosemary's Car Coat which is still holding up pretty well. Is it silly that the name of the pattern pretty much decided for me that it would be my next project? Shalom supposedly means "peace," and goodness knows I could use some of that right now. Maybe even putting it on like a garment each morning. A good practice for Lent, I think.

Our birthday month is kicked off by Fiona's 7th on Sunday, so that is keeping me pretty preoccupied. It's always a bit of a shock to think of my babies getting so big so fast - and always a bit of a whirlwind when we celebrate one after another in such quick succession. Just another turn around the sun with these not-so-little people insisting on getting bigger each day. So much for a Mama to think about, hold to, look forward to.

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  1. I have a cardigan that I need to finish up as well but figure there's no rush because I'll probably need it all summer long after the brutal winter we've had here in Wisconsin. We were teased with a near 50 degree day yesterday and now we are back in the teens. Ah - gotta love the midwest!

  2. I've made a couple of Shaloms, but I have trouble getting the armholes just right. I like them but don't love them. For me, a February Lady is a much better fit - I just leave off the sleeves. I did one with the lace at the bottom, and one with just stockinette, which I think I like even better. Be sure to post some pics of the finished product!

  3. We aren't welcoming the snow over here in New England either. We are lucking out a bit - just an inch or so but about an hour north sounds like they are going to get some measurable fluff. I have Shalom on my list but still have not knit it yet.

  4. Oh the toddler who follows me around saying "Mama, hold" all day. I've taken to showering while he's in his highchair eating breakfast and letting his big brother by five years deal with his needs for the ten minutes it takes to shower and dress. I don sometimes come down to rather more mess than I want but at least my hair is washed!....K

  5. I love the Shalom cardigan. I will have to make it sometime. We are wishing for warmer weather here on Long Island but there is a chance of snow tonight also.


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