Jag forsta svenska.
No, that's not entirely true, I haven't lost my ability to speak English, I've just started to learn Swedish from a Pimsleur audio course! *^v^*
This course has been designed to be listened to and repeated, but no written material was added, but I have to have the words I pronounce in front of my eyes with pronunciation transcription, so I took my other notebook I bought recently (the one with the flowers on the cover, if that piece of information matters here... ^^), and I put down all the words, using a dictionary.
Swedish is not the only language I'm planning to learn, Norwegian is in the queue! I thought that if I made the first step towards my dream come true - I announced to the world that I want to live in Scandinavia one day, I might as well make a second step and learn the languages to make my relocation easier! *^v^*
Now, let's talk about knitting (in English! ^^):
I can't help it! - I love cables! *^v^*
Cables and colorwork are currently my new black! I said to Robert last night that I'd rather knit an all-over-cables sweater than the stockinette one (which, in fact, I'm knitting at the moment! ^^)
(OMGs, my camera did something to the colour, it's dark violet, not fuchsia... ^^)
My Purple Belle has the finished peplum and as you are reading this I'm starting the sleeves. I love everything about it up till now and I'll be wearing it even if the size's not okay (which I cannot tell because I cannot try it on for the construction of this sweater, yikes!... I mean, I can see now that the peplum is a bit too wide, I should have made it in S size, but I still can take it in while sewing together with the sleeves/yokes). (I hope!... ^^)
I noticed that with my first knitted sweater (Tomato) I entered a brand new world - I no longer look at the sweaters/tops/cardigans/... and think "Well, nice shape/colour/drape...", I think "What a beauty! I must knit this one day!". Which is terrifying because I would have to exist in several people at the same time in order to knit all sweaters that I liked (and to wear them in one lifetime...).
And I'm looking for all the bizarre shapes and solutions, no simple stockinette cardi for me (maybe it's the first OMGs-I-can-knit-sweaters phase?... *^v^*).
Anyway, there is still the biggest fear of knitting sweaters ahead of me - sewing all the knitted parts together, yikes!... I simply have no idea how to do it nicely, I did it once with my first green vest and it sucked, really... Lots to learn, lots to learn. *^v^*
Question to a long time sweater knitters: when do you knit Autumn/Winter sweaters? During hot Summer afternoons, to be ready for the first chilly evenings or throughout Autumn/Winter nights? What about the Spring and Summer tops - when to knit them to have them ready for the proper hot season? I'm a bit confused here... ^^
One more thing, in Poland, when somebody wears something inside out by mistake, we say that he/she will get drunk the same evening. But it didn't happen to me, well... *^v^*