First of all, I think it’s pretty cool to have made a photographic appearance on the Yarn Harlot’s blog! You can see me in the third row, just about in the middle, wearing glasses, a big smile, and lots of blue.
In other news, my Shalom Cardigan. This thing knit up quickly a few years ago, and I used a very economical, sturdy yarn (Cascade Eco Wool), making it a very pleasant knit indeed. If you know Shalom, you can see that I extended the buttons to go the entire length of the sweater. It’s a much more useful and flattering style for me. I love the circle buttons I found at Imagiknit! I always seem to find the perfect buttons there, and the prices are totally reasonable.
Sadly, the thing began to pill almost immediately after it was knit, and it soon became a sweater for just around the house. Luckily, there’s almost always a solution for a problem, and if you talk about your knitting problems at knit night, you will almost always be offered ideas to try. Recently someone suggested that I try one of those little battery-operated things that removes pills, so I picked one up the last time I was at Daiso. Today I finally tried it out, and oh my goodness, I’m a believer. My sweater went from this:
Good as new, and I might even wear it to knit night tomorrow, in celebration of its happy return to society.