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Ur F.O.: Your Finished Object

I love that feeling when a WIP becomes an FO and I can slip it off my (loom, hook, needles, hoop, etc). Sometimes the project has taken me a few hours and other times it’s taken a few days, months, or years. But the feeling of joy is still the same. I almost always put it on and run to the mirror to see that the two dimensional object that I’ve been staring at for hours has become a real FO. It’s no longer two flat pieces or one long piece it’s now the top I’m going to wear to x’s birthday on Saturday. I pat myself on the back, take the sweater off, and do a little happy dance before I realize that Saturday is still a few days away… hmm. So I start thinking about all of the errands that I have to run that day and how I really should wear the top before Saturday just in case it’s itchy or there’s a loose thread that I didn’t see before. Really wearing it ahead of the party is the responsible thing to do. So I head out wearing the top and I wait patiently for someone else to notice my hard work. I hope someone will tap me on the shoulder and ask “did you make that?” or better yet “I love your top, where did you get it?”.

I was in the middle of one of these FO spirals when I thought that there should be a place on the blog devoted to makers and their FOs! Why should you have to wait for a stranger to pat you on the back? I will gladly be your making cheerleader! Every month I’m going to pull a few of my favorite FO pictures and put them in this section of the blog. This month I’ve found ten makers whose confidence, color choices, and designs deserve to be thrown a parade. So let’s get inspired and learn about what makes these FOs and makers so special!





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Sophie

“I loved making this project because it pushed me to become a better crocheter. I only began crafting at the start of this year and never thought I’d be able to make something like this. It proves to me that if you put your mind to something, you can make it happen for yourself.” -Sophie

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Angelica

“I enjoyed knitting this sweater because it was super easy and fun to knit. I only started knitting in June 2018 and I always have to review how to do short rows. However, the short rows in this pattern were very easy to follow and broken down step by step.” -Angelica

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Vonnie

“This was my first shawl and as a first go it was the best pattern for me. The pattern is very clever, uses simple stitches but somehow, never seemed to get boring - it was addictive. My favourite (and hardest!) bit was choosing the colours, and I also really enjoyed following #kleurshawl on Instagram to see everyone else’s variation on it! It was a really fun make.” -Vonnie

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Nasa

“I always disliked how thin and small I was, so I usually wear a lot of oversized clothes. Knitting allows me to make whatever size I want, so I figured maybe it's time for me to start accepting my size. This was the first body fitting project I knitted and it turned out better than I expected!” -Nasa

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* Purl Soho Line Weight - Soft Black & Red Thread for cables

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Courtney

“I loved knitting the One Sweater by Becky Baker! I was lucky enough to be chosen as a Beta Test Knitter for The Fibre Company, and I got to knit this pattern early. The Cumbria yarn is absolutely dreamy. It’s a more rustic-y style yarn and I love how it feels against the skin — not itchy! This sweater really will be a winter staple for me, and I love that together The Fibre Company & Becky Baker are trying to make things more size inclusive. My favorite part of this sweater is the higher crew-neck neckline.” -Courtney

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Stephanie

"I loved making Tina Tse's Golden Horizon Sweater. Tina is a talented designer who makes a difference in the world. I lean towards being a product knitter (I despise ripping back, prefer quicker knits, pick projects based on final outcome and not super complicated process, etc) and pick my yarn colors carefully for an outcome I have envisioned in my head. This sweater checks my boxes. Works up quickly in DK weight, knit top down and seamless, and lots of color combinations without being too overwhelming (since it's just two colors to pair). Dress it up, dress it down, this classic sweater can go funky, elegant, romantic, etc!"  -Stephanie

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Xoli

“The yarn I used for this cardigan is my favorite, Cascade Lana Grande 100% wool. I do not use patterns for my knitting projects, I create my own and I’m still learning on how to write them professionally. At the present moment I am making to sell and educating people about the importance of supporting handmade and teaching them about different types of natural wool.” -Xoli

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Meredith

"I love knitting this project because the slip stitch pattern was both interesting to knit and easy to memorize, and it creates such a lovely, warm texture for a timeless sweater to transition into fall." -Meredith

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Karla

“After nearly 30 years of knitting this was the first sweater I made for myself! I wanted something oversized and cozy, yet still a bit fitted. I put this design together as I went, incorporating loads of diagonal cabling (look closely – the cuffs, bottom edge and collar are all done in diagonal), a twisted feature collar and a few bobbles for a bit of pop!” -Karla

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Heather
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“Each of these squares were made during the aftermath of a life altering event over the past few months. They became a focus, a way to process my current situation, a way to take a moment with my prayers and a reminder of the Promise. The promise that things get better. I have been crocheting for nearly nine years now and I’ve always gravitated back to the granny square. But trust me when I say I have enough granny square blankets! Happily my granny square obsession has carried over into my new chapter as a garment designer and I’m having huge amounts of fun making every single possible wearable granny square project imaginable. I’m currently working on getting the pattern ready for testing and release.” -Heather

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I want to thank everyone who came together to make this post happen. Thanks for taking the time to chat with me. I would love to hear from more of you! What WIPs are currently on your needles, hooks, looms, hoops, or machines? Also, don't forget to follow along on my Instagram account @bobbleclubhouse for your daily dose of all things knitted and to stay up to date on our upcoming NYC events. Until next week, happy crafting!

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