I rarely write a personal story about my designs, but this one is really special to me. You see, I learned to knit back in 1985, when I was 7 years old and liked it right away. No "knitting didn't take on until 20 years later" stories for me, no sir. Not that there is anything wrong with that - I just took on right away. But as you know, life happens, college, partying, career, dating, you know ..life. I knitted briefly in highschool back in the 90's when baggy sweaters were all the rage, but that was pretty much it, until....one day, I had an idea in my head of a sweater that I wanted so badly I could taste it. I don't remember where or when (or if) I saw it, but I had to have it. So on that October Saturday morning in 2006, I took a bus to my local yarn store and the rest was history.
The first sweater I made though was not the one I had in mind, it was a kimono sweater that I still have and wear. The obsession sweater was made 2 months later with the yarn purchased (my first purchase from them!) at elann.com. The sweater was a milestone for more reasons that one, it's also when I learned to knit sleeves top down in the round after a tutorial found online. Through that tutorial, I also found ravelry, then in a dreaded beta stage and promptly signed up. New era has began!
But back to the sweater. Here it is, made flat, bottom up, with sleeves top down in the round. I was quite proud of myself!DK05, and new construction that I learned while making it (another milestone!). Here it is: here.
But before you do that, come and post a story in my group how you started knitting! I would love to hear it, and in the end of the week I will pick two lucky people to win this pattern for free. Good luck!