For a while now, my dad has been really wanting a traditional Norwegian sweater, but as some of you may know, they cost roughly $400-$500 (hand knit, of course).
Well, clearly, this is out of my budget (even though my heart wants to pay it), so I decided I would make one for him instead! I’ll use a traditional Scandinavian pattern, order the yarn direct from the source, and get crackin’. It’s LIKE he bought it from the ol’ motherland, it’s just my little hands that are doing the work!
Upon doing research, I stumbled upon this beauty! A KIT! PERFECT! It’s Icelandic, but it was the most accessible for what I thought would work for my dad (and me), so I ordered it!!! No only do you get all the yarn you need to make the sweater, you get a complete book of about 20 scandinavian patterns!
I ordered everything right before Christmas so I didn’t want to get started! I wrapped up the yarn and the book for my dad and put it under the Christmas tree! He was so happy to receive a box of yarn!! :)
My parents came to visit at the end of May, so I made sure I had it done by then. The pattern was easy to follow and moved quickly. It was PERFECT! My dad was born to wear that sweater! I was in such a zone, I took ZERO pictures of my progress!!! And off my parents went with my very best work ever!!! And no proof I made it!!!
And fast forward to today, Father’s Day!!! My parents live outside of Boulder, CO, and I received this little gem of a photo from my mom and her cell phone:
My parents drove up to the mountains (Idaho Springs, I believe) this morning to do a little “photo shoot” of my dad in his sweater! My mom says she has 30 photos total!!! I can’t wait to share them with you!!!
Happy Father’s Day to all you handsome dads out there!!!