Thank you! Well I hardly ever use specific patterns, I usually just take bits and pieces from here and there and mix them up with my own ideas. But the brown one is mainly based on a Norwegian pattern. I changed the collar pattern a bit and made the sweater longer than indicated in the pattern. It’s made from yarn called Lanett (don’t think you have it ‘over there’).
I’ll put this in here as well (I already posted it in the ‘introduce yourself’-thread) since I’m such a n00b…
Hi everyone, I found this site a few days ago and have been lurking around ever since. Haven’t posted yet (it’s difficult to knit and type at the same time) but I look forward to being a part of this fantastic community!
I’m 27 years old and have been knitting since childhood. For some reason I had a problem with finishing my projects though, and through all these years I only finished three or four. I’ll blame it on being a big scatter-head and losing interest too quickly. You’ll never imagine how many unfinished jumpers I found lying around when I decided it was time to get serious with my knitting again!
When I became pregnant with my little girl last year and couldn’t work, I somehow got the calm needed to actually finish anything. Since then I’ve been pretty manic I guess… I spend every free moment knitting and I’m absolutely loving it! I decided never to start a new project unless the last one was finished and by doing it that way I’ve now finished more objects than I can count. I mostly do children’s clothing, in part because it’s quick and you nearly always see the results right away, but mainly because babies and kids are just so cute wearing knits! Oh and I also produce massive amounts of socks, because my boyfriend just loves them!
-He’s absolutely ecstatic about my new passion by the way, I’ve never liked flowers and he’s had big problems figuring out what small things he can get me every now and then when others could give flowers… Now he just gets me a bag of yarn and I’m on cloud nine!-
Just recently I thought that perhaps there was some knitting-info to be found on the internet (after all, you can find ANYTHING on the internet) and I can’t tell you how happy I was to see that there are actually many others like me out there! This site is wonderful, I’ve taken a look at the videos and I was actually amazed to realize there are so many different ways to knit! Somehow I always thought ‘my way’ was the only way…
So thanks for this wonderful site, I can’t wait to partake and I’ll conclude this with a picture of my little one, as you can see I’m doing my best to get her hooked early![/I]
BTW: I just want to apologize if my English isn’t perfect, I’m coming to you from Iceland and English isn’t my first (or second) language. ;)[/I]