Here is my very first pair of knitted socks! I used a pattern called Dublin Bay that is free online. It's a great pattern. I don't remember the URL. I used Lorna's Laces shepherd sock and it's such nice yarn! I highly recommend it. I also want to say that I was scared to knit socks because it seemed complicated and the guage is so small I thought it would take forever. It really wasn't very hard, though. If you can follow a pattern, you can knit socks. And don't be scared of size 1 needles- they knit up much faster then I had imagined.
I just finished this top and I love it! It's for my mom, though, so I don't get to keep it. It a pattern called Gyrid from an Elsebeth Lavold pattern book and I knit it with silky wool yarn. It feels so nice and soft! I also added a small cable detail to the back of it to make it more interesting. If you like knitting cables, Elsebeth Lavold's cable patterns are great!
I'm knitting this sweater for my husband right now. I'm not done with it yet (just 1/2 a sleeve to go!) but I've been comparing the pieces to his favorite sweater. It seems like the size is really similar to the storebought sweater. I did have to knit the body just a tad longer to suit hubby's taste but that was an easy enough adjustment. I'm hoping to finish it by the end of the week! Good luck with all of your sweaters!
I'm almost done with my flame sweater (one sleeve to go!). You're looks great! It's inspiration for me to get going and finish mine- well, along with my husband's pestering. Mine looks like the one in the book. Even though it's black, I think you can see the stitches and the pattern pretty well if you're interested.
Here's my very first craftster post! I was so inspired by everyone's needle cases that I had to go out and make my own. I've been wanting to for a while but your lovely pictures gave me the push I needed. Here's a picture.