I'm so torn.
Because, on the one hand...hello, adorable handknit thing. Hello, hello!
On the other...OMG this pattern sucks. It sucks soooo bad.
To be fair, almost all of the reviews on Ravelry said, "This is not a good pattern," and I bought it anyway.
But, to be honest, there were a few places where the pattern basically said, "Eh, just eyeball it!", which--while I might tolerate in a free pattern--just feels lazy when it's in a pattern you've actually paid dollars for. It makes you wonder, has this been tested at all? Ever?
I don't know if the original (Norwegian) pattern was bad, or it was just a bad translation, or what, but....I'm just going to stop. You get the point. (Awful.)
It's such a pity, because, by-gosh, if you can wade through the directions this is a lovely piece of knitting.