i can hardly believe it myself...

... but i finished my shalom in lettuce even before the holidays! i actually ran out of yarn, which meant i had to make the sleeves 3/4 once again... my hubby says it's my "markenzeichen" (german for trademark, the two other cardigans i made for myself have the same length of sleeves) and i quite like that. all notes, alterations, yarn details etc can be found on my ravelry project page

so, without further ado (i've kept you waiting long enough), here it is:



 the buttons are made from hazeltree branches. they smell so good, are smooth and just so gorgeous. i found them in the etsy shop wooden artist.


i'm linking up with ginny's yarn along today. i am reading "what we talk about when we talk about love", a collection of stories by raymond carver. i read stories of him a few years ago and my husband picked up the book and liked it so much that he got two other collections second hand. i really love short stories and these are just the ones i love for sitting on the couch and doing a little reading now and then. i cast on a new knitting project, something smaller for a change :) it's a surprise, though. so i will share more about it soon!

18 comments:

EMMA said...

I love your shalom in Lettuce! I'm currently working on one also (but without sleeves). Now I want a 'lettuce' one too! I'm going to hop over to your ravelry page to read more details.

Linda said...

Your Shalom is gorgeous!! I love the lettuce green yarn you have used, wonderful! And as for the buttons, beautiful.

Tonya said...

Wow, your shalom is just so cute! Love the 3/4 length sleeves and the color!

I've read that collection of Raymond Carver stories years ago. He's the master of spare language and excellent dialogue. Enjoy!

Nadja said...

Oh, I would love one of those for this spring--I really have been thinking of making something for myself for once. I knit 6 sweaters for my kids, and I have never done so much as a hat for myself!

Tracey said...

Oh Sylvia, it is just beautiful! The color, the buttons, the three quarter sleeves [my favorite sleeve]! I am sure it will get a lot of wear! :)

Crunchy Momma said...

Wow, the shalom is gorgeous, really! I love the lettuce yarn, what a perfect name for it and at the first picture I thought the sweater was on a mannequin. You are in very good shape lol. I love the buttons, everything is beautiful, definitely worth the wait : ) Thanks for sharing.

barefoot mama said...

So, so, so beautiful! LOVE the color, the pattern and those buttons are GORGEOUS!!!!

Erin @ Wild Whispers said...

I love love love the sweater! Beautiful! The sleeves are perfect. PERFECT!

Ellen said...

Beautiful sweater! Such a nice color, and I like the 3/4 length sleeves.

Swanski said...

Love the sweater color!! So cheerful and it fits you nicely :)

Amie said...

flipping gorgeous!

Kelly @ Polkadot Lane said...

Your cardigan is just lovely Sylvia. Such a beautiful colour, and those buttons are amazing xx

The Kooky Green Owl said...

Fantastic- It looks lovely...I want to start knitting now :)

Kaylovesvintage said...

the colors is amazing , looks wonderful

Kathy said...

Beautiful sweater, and the color and buttons are just perfect! Beautiful work.

Gilda Knits said...

I love that color, lettuce, and I am also very fond of 3/4 sleeves ;) And yummy buttons!

Jen said...

It's beautiful!! I made myself a shalom cardigan last winter but ended up ripping it out because the yarn I chose just didn't work. I really should try again this year because I LOVE the pattern!

Lori ann said...

you look so lovely in your new beautiful sweater. love the color and really love the sleeve lenght, and happy consequence of running out of wool. :)

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