Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Yarn Along: Muh muh muh My shaloma!

                                                  



I put my holiday stress to good use this year and ended up knitting my fastest sweater yet. It only took a month compared to the 6 months and 9 months of my first two sweaters. It is the Shalom Cardigan by Megan McFarlane knit with Cascade Eco wool. I added the sleeves for warmth because,well, a sleeveless sweater in Oregon in January is kind of silly. I am pretty happy with how in turned out.
I am currently reading And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini. The first chapter has already broken my heart which is what the author is very good at doing. I am only a few chapters in by am enjoying it. I also really enjoyed his other books, The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid suns. If you have never read any of Khaled Hosseini's books I highly recommend them, he is a beautiful storyteller.
What are you reading and what have you been knitting? Please leave a link I would love to see.  Please join along over at Ginny's blog, Small Things.

7 comments:

justamouse said...

So beautiful!

Kelly Ramstack said...

Your sweater turned out great. I'm working on my first one but it's such a large project that I keep setting it aside to work on other things.

Sue Speechley said...

great cardigan, its one I have in my queue. I too enjoyed those books but yet to read the new one

Serena said...

Love your sweater. The Shalom has been in my ravelry queue for ages maybe you will be the inspiration I need to give it a try. It looks awesome! :)

Tracey said...

Your sweater looks beautiful on you and you really had the needles flying to knit it so fast.
I have had this pattern printed for a while, but haven't cast on...yet.
Thank you for the book recommendations, I have looked at all of these, but haven't picked them up, that will have to change.

Mama Ash Grove said...

I loove this, Heidi! And I love your long braids. :)

Anke said...

Great idea, knitting the Shalom with sleeves. I made a sleeveless version a few years ago, and with these cooler temps, it's been getting quite the workout. ;-)