28 September 2008

The sweater is finished

My daughter's kindergarten sweater is finished, and we're both quite happy with it. Inspired by traditional Norwegian patterns, I've included children amongst the dancing men and women, along with someone kissing and others yelling at each other.

We went photo shooting, but just missed the sun which was shining through the autumn leaves all morning. Taking sharp photos of a three year old playing in the woods is not an easy exercise! We had fun for about a 100 photos, until the girl declared enough was enough. Luckily some of them were good enough, so here it is!

It fits my beautiful daughter perfectly. I like that it's roomy without being boxy, and I think I got the armholes just wide enough to be comfy, still fit under a jacket.

Life [@ravelry] specs:
Pattern: Life (Liv og røre) by Tora Frøseth
Size: 4 years
Needles: 4.0 and 4.5 mm
Yarn: 180 g of Hifa 2 and 70 g of Hifa Alv, the two yarns held double

27 comments:

the daily purl said...

It's beautiful and looks quite cozy!

Nina said...

Beautiful - love the colors ;)

mari said...

Aww, so sweet. I love it. :)

Liz said...

It looks lovely. I can't knit... yet.

Siena Knit said...

Great pattern border - all aspects of life present there :)

Lea Poulsen said...

Hvor er den sød, med alle mænder og koner og børn i forskellige opstillingere, har du selv tegnet dem?

Tora said...

Thank you all for the lovely comments!

Nina, in my opinion, that color combo rocks! The red adds an edge to the pink sweetness of it.

Liz, you should learn how to knit, it's such a great hobby, and you can take it with you everywhere!

Lea, utgangspunktet for mønsteret er tradisjonelle norske koner og menn, jeg har lagt til barn, litt kyssing og krangling. Skapt mer liv, rett og slett.

Julie said...

Hej Tora,
Endnu en smuk model fra din hånd!
KH Julie

Celina said...

So sweet! I think the colours combination is lovely and it seems so cozy! I've found your blog via "50 Villapeikkoa" and I adore it. I'll add you to my favourites.
Best regards

Lea Poulsen said...

Det synes jeg du har gjort rigtigt godt.

zebraknits said...

Incredible sweater. It would make any kid happy!

grendesign said...

Hvor er den smuk - den sødeste bort du har sat på!
:-) Britt

Aid said...

Så flott genser du har designet og strikket. Flotte farger og det ser ut som en fin fasong også. Artige detaljer har du også fått med...

HANNE said...

Tora, skøn trøje med en livsbekræftende dansering. Dejlig ide at lave om på det traditionelle...mere af det :O)

Jen said...

Oh my goodness, it's fantastic, Tora! I love that there's such a range of activities--people dancing and kissing and yelling at each other. Exactly like kindergarten! Or, you know, my house at any given moment...

Fuglemamma said...

Den var fin! Artig detalj med de individuelle danserne:-)

Knitcrazy said...

Adorable Sweater and Daughter

Poethead said...

My little granddaughter started kindergarten this year. I wish I had seen this pattern long ago!

Annepålandet said...

Stilig bord! Jeg har brukt Dansebord (koner+menn) en del selv, til selbustrømper og -votter og til hønsestrikk, men her var det rett og slett litt mer liv i leier'n!

said...

oh, it's wonderful!

Rosanna said...

Sikke en pragtfuld sweater, jeg er ret vild med mønsteret

JóhannaM said...

It´s very cute, love the color combo too!

Red de rOuge said...

Your creations are so petty!

Merete said...

Kjempesjarmerende! Absolutt! Stilig med en utradisjonell vri på en tradisjonsbord.

jette said...

What a nice and funny "Kindergarten Sweater".
You are creating very pretty knitware - thank you for sharing it with us!

Is the pattern for sale?

Tora said...

Thank you all! And the pattern will be published in a while :-)

Clare said...

I just stumbled upon your blog. I love it. I live in USA but was born in England. My nanna taught me to knit but I never got the chance to learn fixing mistakes, or finishing my projects so I usually follow patterns for fun then abandon them as I dont know how to seam them up! I will come here regularly to see and get advice. Thanks Clare