Category finished object: sweater

Well would ya lookie there

So, last night I had some friends over for dinner (and learned that if you are going to have appetizer, soup, pasta, salad, and dessert – which is cheesecake – it really is quite all right to spread dinner out into a 5-hour experience), and then checked my internets before tumbling into bed (thank you […]

Ready for Rhinebeck

My Ribby Cardi is finished, hurrah! Here I am, slightly blurry, with the finished product: I like the colours, it’s very comfortable, and I’m glad I did the ribbed buttonband once again. Only problem? I am 100% sure that I should have knitted a smaller size, likely the 38/39 size and not the 40/41 size. […]

Wraparound Jacket

Quite possibly the Fastest Knit in the West: Yup, it’s pretty darned big. Something like 7 inches of ease, I think? But you know, I almost don’t even care what it looks like. I used up some of the guiltiest part of my stash. Pattern: “Wraparound Jacket” cardigan from Classic Knits, by Erika Knight Cast […]

Poppy

And on the occasion of my 100th post, how else to celebrate but with a Finished Object? Inexplicably, I am suddenly fretful, now that I’ve finished. (My sister keeps telling me “it’s FINE. Shut UP.”) Should i not have added length? Is it too big? Are the colours all wrong for me? Did I make […]

Ta-da!

HOO-RAY!(Pardon the bleary morning expression…) Et le-voila, c’est fini… Pattern: Everything But the Kitchen Sink sweater, from the book Yarnplay, by Lisa Shobhana Mason. In true ‘kitchen sink’ fashion, the body and each sleeve are different. My only modifications were to add an inch of ribbing and another inch on the body (adding 2 inches […]

Other People’s Stuff

Yesterday, I finally gifted my supervisor with her Ribbi Cardi – she loved it and was totally flattered. But hey, I figure a PhD supervisor who signs on for 4+ years deserves something a little more than a wee scarf or hat, right? She did warn me though, that when the rest of my committee […]

I am knitter hear me roar

Just ignore my bleary-morning-just-got-up-an-hour-ago expression in this photo and move on to the SWEATER! 😀 (Colour Your Own Fair Isle Pullover, yarn and pattern by Philosopher’s Wool: special raspberry (base), light blue heather, periwinkle, jade, navy, dark maroon, light purple heather, dark purple heather) I’m wearing this today in honour of the first daytime temperatures […]

"Ravenclaw" Cardi

Be still my heart…It worked! I think I started this pattern back in about April. It’s been modified here and there several times, and I still have a lovely team of beta-knitters working on it as well. If all goes well, I’ll release the pattern here for public consumption by the end of September. (I […]

Past Finished Objects

First up (at right) is the Twist Cardi (pattern by ChicKnits) that I finished this past February. I had about a ton of Light Grey Heather Peruvian Highland Wool (leftover from an over-purchase of contrast colour from a series of knitted Ravenclaw scarves), and decided to give this pattern a go as it was also […]