So, nearly a year ago I made my first Shalom. It was (well, is) super cute, but oh, so itchy. Last Christmas I invested my Christmas money in some Malabrigo chunky Azul Profundo yarn at the good ol’ Fancy Tiger and got to work on a new one. I worked a little here and there, and now, since the weather has finally dropped below 70 degrees, I decided it was time to weave in my yarn ends and add some buttons so I could wear it.
It’s soft! Not itchy! Hooray! It is a little on the baggy side because of the chunkier yarn, but really comfy. I’ve worn it 4 out of the 7 days since I finished it.
I do kinda wish it had sleeves, but I miscalculated the amount of yarn I’d need and ended up with just half a ball. As the weather cools off, though, I may take a chance at ordering some more yarn (the Fancy Tiger was all out of this color last time I checked) and add some if the dye lot looks similar enough. Even half sleeves would be cute. I think 3/4 would be the ideal length– long enough to be warm without the need to roll up for messy jobs. Believe it or not, my days are pretty full of messy jobs.
We’ll see. It’s pretty good how it is.