Thursday, March 3, 2011

My Creative Space ~ Shalom

Hurrah!  With all the knitting I have done it is hard to believe that this is the first time I have knit something for me!  I have already ordered wool for the second 'me' project so I am reversing the knit-for-children-only trend this year.

This is the Shalom Cardigan.  It is knit in 12 ply on big needles so didn't take long to finish.
The pattern is free here via Ravelry, or here on the designers blog.

I feel like my knitting has turned a corner of late.  I even managed to modify this pattern to add the 3 buttons to the front instead of just the one the pattern called for.  I also manage to add the increases and decreases in the body to fit me, which involved taking out a heap of rows too.  I am glad I did as it is actually a pretty good fit for me now.

I am surprised I have had time for knitting with all the other stuff going on around here.
There is the new pupstorm damage, and ram woes.  Never a dull moment!

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  1. I love it!! It looks fabulous on you and I am totally obsessed with grey cardis at the moment too. Hooray for more projects for you this year. I am so looking forward to seeing what's next.

  2. Wow! Looks great, and I love the colour!

  3. Beautiful! Well done on reversing the knitting for kids trend. I love the grey colour!

  4. Love, love, love the cardi! Well done!

  5. Gorgeous! really stunning to look at.

  6. It looks great - Love the colour - off to Rav to check out what yarn you used.

  7. This is a gorgeous cardigan:-) I'm about to embark on a cardigan for me too - I've been planning it for years!

  8. So lovely. Good for you that you did something for yourself. Sometimes as crafty people we forget to make for ourselves.

  9. I love this! Every time I see this pattern it makes me want to really learn how to knit.

  10. It is beautiful! Love the colour!

  11. Jealous of your skills!!! It's an adorable sweater!

  12. Gosh's beautiful!

    coffeee Sue

  13. So cute! I'm tempted to try to knit one for myself... though like you, time is a precious commodity around here!

  14. I am completely impressed!!! It looks like you bought that cardigan!!! Lovely job!!! Keep it up, and please keep posting the pictures!!

    First time on your blog, and I am glad I came :)

    The Joyful Thrifter

  15. Great work Becky, it looks like it fits you beautifully, will you be wearing it to SIT?

    Your blog is such a great read these days, I've been busy but things are calming down now and I'm enjoying catching up, keep it up.

    See you soon.

  16. I love the Shalom and your looks great!
    I am first time on your blog. Lovely!

  17. Hi Bec,
    I had not heard of a "Shalom" but must say simply "GORGEOUS".
    You amaze me,you have Cathy's talent, good on you.
    Luv KB.


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