Wednesday, November 4, 2009

slowly


Look, there's something new on the sidebar.

It has taken me one whole year to design, knit, write, edit and design a layout for my first pattern. Slowly the good things come, I hope. I loved every single phase in this process. The actual writing was unexpectedly hard for me - finding the right conventions, using the right words, making it clear and getting all the numbers right. But I loved it so much.

What's even better is seeing the finished test knitting pieces. From my pattern. My design. Oh, the feeling when I saw the first. It was hard to believe my eyes, the pullover was gorgeous! All the work really has been worth it.

Thank you dear test knitters for making this possible!

I hope you enjoy the pattern.

27 comments:

Julie said...

gorgeous ! love it ! well done :o)

Melinda said...

I love it, too! Congrats on your first pattern/design!:)

med nål och tråd said...

Wow, instant love! That's exactly the type of pattern I've been looking for.

Can I link the pattern to my pattern blog: monsterarkivet.blogspot.com?

martha said...

This looks fantastic, and so generous of you! I can't wait to add this to my wardrobe. thank you.

Little Z said...

I love it! I love the buttons and short sleeves! Thank you so much for sharing!

barefootrooster said...

hooray!

Ulliga Moln said...

Hii Veera,
Congratulations ! I can imagine how tricky it can be to write an entire pattern, and how delightful it is to see it knitted !
And this pull-over is really nice, by the way.

Chris said...

I LOVE this sweater!!! Congratulations!

Monet said...

Congratulations to you! It is absolutely beautiful.

Team Knit ! said...

I love, love, LOVE it!! I'm going to go add it to my Ravelry queue right now....

- Julie

StaceyKnitsIt said...

I'm really happy for you! Thank you so much for this Fantastic pattern. Queued it.

joko said...

it is beautiful!

alittlebitofscrap said...

Oh, Wow! Thanks for sharing. I'm putting this on my "to-knit" list :) Now I've got to decide color and fabric and buttons! Love buttons :)

6p00d83455352469e2 said...

Congratulations! I love the design - it's both flattering and fashionable - wonderfully wearable! I'm adding this to my list, I can easily see it becoming a favorite goes-with-everything piece this winter!

siina*k said...

Tämä on niin tyylikäs! Menee suoraan mun to do- listalle! Kiitos! :)

Vilma said...

i LOVE it! Congrats on your first pattern and thanks for sharing!

Kaisa & Christoffer Leka said...

Ihana malli, yksinkertaisuudessaan nerokas! Joko seuraavaksi teet sen Modern Gardenin ohjeen? ;)

veera said...

Thank you for your kind comments!

Pattern Modern Garden cardi is ready and will be published on next Monday.

Celestial said...

Hey there, I've just wandered over here from Ravelry.

I love this sweater on so many levels and am excited to add it to my queue. Now to decide which color of Drops to use!

I'm thankful you've written up the pattern and sharing it with us.

Sayschnicklefritz said...

It's awesome! I hope you're proud.

LEO said...

That pullover is gorgeous! Great work. :)

Tuija said...

Löysin blogisi juuri ja kylläpä sinulla onkin kauniita ja kivoja neuleita! Ja kauniisti kuvattuina. Kiitokset tästä ohjeesta ja odottelen kiinnostuneena myös Modern Gardenin ohjetta. Olisi paksua lankaa odottelemassa "vinkeää" neuletta ja mallisi näytti juuri sellaiselta.

pebbledash said...

This is beautiful and simple. Love the grey you've chosen. Well done!

MOONSTITCHES said...

It's so beautiful.
Well done.
Thank you for sharing, can't wait to cast on for mine!

Gina said...

This is gorgeous. Thank you so much for making it available to other knitters!
xo,
Gina

EllaO said...

Hello ! thanks or this beautiful pattern. I began to knit it a few days ago, and I translated the pattern in french. Can i post the translation on ravelry? Do you want me to send it to you?

EllaO

Kirsten said...

Thank you for a beautiful pattern that I am attempting to make! I do have a question. I am at the part right before "Buttonhole bands". Do I cast off before this step? Also, I cast off right before it said "Knit the left back similar to the right . . ." even though your pattern didn't say to. I hope this was right? (I am still pretty new to knitting.)