Category Archives: Finished Objects

Confession Time

I have a confession to make. I have been knitting for almost a decade and I teach other people how to knit, but I just knit my first sweater this past winter. Well, if you want to get technical about … Continue reading

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I Love My Hat.

I love my hat. It’s the Everdeen Beanie by Tanis Gray from the book Weekend Hats, knit with Madelinetosh Tosh Merino DK in the Cove colourway. I love, love, love the way this yarn looks in this pattern. I knit … Continue reading

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Let’s Be Frank

I have a theory as to how I might wind up with fewer UFOs and more finished objects, and I have Frank here to help me illustrate this theory. Admittedly, my buddy Frank illustrates the theory a bit better when … Continue reading

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How to Get a Hat out of a Rabbit

It’s much less disgusting than it sounds, I promise, because you don’t need to use the whole rabbit. No bunnies were harmed to make this hat, only defluffified a little bit. Step 1: Obtain a skein of Fleece Artist Peter … Continue reading

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In Case You Were Wondering

Our wedding was perfect. I finished my wedding shrug in time, because “at the hairdresser’s a few hours before the ceremony” is totally “in time.” I finished the garter, too, by which I mean that my mother tied the ends … Continue reading

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*shrugs*

Lately, it’s been all about the shrugs. The recently-finished shrug is the Two-Tone Ribbed Shrug by Stefanie Japel, in Cascade 220, colours Silver Grey and Cotton Candy. The actual knitting went fairly quickly, but I agonized over seaming the sleeves … Continue reading

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Curious About George?

This is George. There will be more Georges to come in the future. Stay tuned.

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Geek + Craft = Love

Doesn’t this seem like the best thing in the history of ever? Knits for Nerds: 30 Projects for Fans of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Comic Books by Joan of Dark, a.k.a. Toni Carr. (I already have her book Knockdown Knits: … Continue reading

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Golden

Sometimes — admittedly, not often, but sometimes — everything turns out just the way you hoped it would. If you had asked me what I wanted to see in the men’s Olympic gold medal hockey game, I swear I would … Continue reading

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There Is a Shawl

I only knit one Christmas present this year. It was a shawl. The Fleece Artist Goldielocks Triangle Shawl, to be exact. You know, the one that I’ve been calling the Shawl of Doom. It’s 56% Kid Mohair, 24% Silk, 20% … Continue reading

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