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FO Report: Patchy the Pachyderm

Having had some shall-we-say-issues with knitting lately, I did the only sensible thing an irked knitter could do: I put all my projects to one side and took up the needles in honour of a new arrival in my friends’ life. Behold Patchy the Pachyderm! The Skanda Vale Hospice prepared and distributed this pattern with the encouragement […]

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Sheepy beeps

During a recent month-long dalliance with cruddy health, I did not do a lot of knitting. Fatigue was a big part of this, and not just how you’d think. I felt too tired to concentrate on a pattern, remember where I was up to, and maintain a level of trust that the on-the-needles hot mess would turn […]

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FO Report: Origami

According to Ravelry, I cast this on last December. (Cursed accurate record-keeping.) I bought the yarn, along with plenty more, in a birthday-fuelled fit of self-indulgence, and I don’t regret a damn thing. Last year I reluctantly threw out my secretly-called ‘poet cardigan’, which was covered in holes and stains, but which draped beautifully, came […]

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FO Report: Hitchhiker scarf

Oooh, baby, do you smell a scarf addiction burning? Cos I do. After a near-completion, followed by a complete-restarting, I finished Hitchhiker while we were travelling. I’m glad I had it with me while we travelled (which is not the same as saying “I’m glad I royally cocked it up once already”) because it was […]

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FO Report: Snug and cabley and just in time

And by ‘just in time’, I of course mean ‘easily three or four weeks overdue’. My small niecini recently celebrated her first birthday! Hooray! Perhaps more accurately, she had her first birthday celebrations forced upon her. The look of horror that crept over her face as she realised everyone was singing a song at her embodied […]

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FO Report: Urban Aran cardigan

As hinted at in my last Urban Aran post, there was one final hurdle before the beloved Urban Aran cardigan could adorn the beloved M. This is the first time I’ve ever attached a zipper to a knitted thing, and I was a little unsure about it. And then I remembered an awesome Grumperina blog […]

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FO Report: Squirrelly

In the exciting followup to the adorable whaley jacket, may I present: Squirrelly! The beautiful green jacket that will drape your beloved newborn in a protective yoke of squirrels. This is a gift, for some excellent friends. M and I went to Melbourne, and these friends made us feel like feeding us, sheltering us, playing […]

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FO Report: Whaley

When it came time to label and name my photos, there were at least eleven of Whaley jacket. Because this might be the cutest and coolest thing I’ve ever made. This is Save the Baby Whales by Sargantana Formenterenca (Rav link). Alert readers will notice the presence of matching sleeves, an erstwhile cause for concern […]

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FO Report: Kerrera!

It’s beautiful, it’s done, it’s finished, and it’s allll mine. Kerrera was an enjoyable pattern to work on: coming from the excellent Gudrun Johnston, you’d expect nothing less. It’s a well-laid-out pattern, covers a good range of sizes, and is comfortably and logically laid out. The double garter stitch that trims the hem, button bands, […]

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FO Report: Socks.

I don’t usually bother with an FO Report for socks. They’re so straightforward and functional that celebrating them seems like a mismatch of character. And they’re so frequent that FO Reports would soon get tedious. I usually follow the same pattern: Judy’s Magic Cast On, toe up, short-row heel, then some rib and Jenny’s Surprisingly […]

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