And that loves me even more than he did the first time he saw me. And that I got 40 children with that all match the wallpaper, the pink cupcakes and the couch. He is just a frigment of my imagination. LOL!
I am talking of Marius, my very first stranded sweater. Now, did you hit the ground too? It would be nice to stay in that imagination.
I simply had to learn stranded knitting - and started out with a Marius sweater. The pattern certainly has a renaissance in Norway now.
I do not remember what yarn I used. Nor the needles or anything else - but I have kept the sweater all these years and it has a sentimental value to me.
I learned the technique on my own and was pretty proud then to have managed.
The sweater was designed by Unn Søiland Dale in 1953 and was originally named for Marius Eriksen who was known as a fighter pilot, an actor and a double norwegian champion in slalom.
Marius Eriksen got paid to be on the pattern photo and the original colors (blue, white and red) was such a huge success that the pattern and yarn sale took off.
Well, after all I knitted it to test the stranded knitting. And I fell in love with the technique. And I have knitted pattern ever since. An everlasting love without diamonds and flowers....
|Marius cups are just so much fun for a knitter!!!|