I took the plunge and bought a pattern, yarn, and needles to make myself a sweater. Here is the pattern, with the yarn colors I've chosen:
And here is how it looks worked up:
This sweater had better fit me! I've never paid so much for a sweater before, and it's not even made yet!!!
I'm blessed to have a friend at church that is helping me along where I need help. She even lent me her whole set of knitting needles!