But then I saw ANDEFØDDER at Anne's blog a long time ago.....it made me think, that pattern knitting wasn't that bad at all - well, it was even good-looking! However, I didn't have the guts to try it out at that point.
I also remember the most wonderful pale pink blouse, which my mother knitted for me when I was 6 years old. I loved that blouse with all it's many holes perfectly arranged in neat rows....and I even had socks looking a lot like that blouse, when I was younger. These items from my childhood, have come back into my memory parallel with my new interest in pattern knitting.
Many more people have contributed their part of inspiration, and quietly - but slowly - my new pattern-knitting-spirit was getting built up....
I was aware that it wouldn't be great, if I tried that particular kind of knitting out too soon, because then I knew, that it would take ages before I would give it a go again!!
I began by reading the pattern very carefully and then I started....cast on, cast on, cast on.
For two days now I have been pattern knitting!!! And it looks like a pattern - it even has a name: Påfuglemønster (peacock pattern if translated word by word from Danish - in English Feather and Fan)
So now I have one new term to put in my imaginary knitting vocabulary - PÅFUGLEMØNSTER!!