The letters for the day are F and O.

Today’s post is brought to you by the letters F and O.

F is for fall. In the fall, leaves fall off the trees. Eventually Daddy rakes the leaves into a pile (or, for our house, one pile and one line…. long story). Then Mommy and Daddy torment the baby by trying to make him play in the leaves.Yeah, he didn’t like that. So I guess O is for . . . offensive and oops.

In knitting (or in the world of knitting blogs) F and O stand for Finished Object. These rare completed works are deeply reverenced.

It’s a green baby sweater. Okay, so technically I still have to block it and put on buttons, but still. This took me almost exactly six days, which I think is pretty quick for any project. I was pretty pleased.

In case you can’t tell, the sweater is a raglan sleeve sweater in stockinette stitch with a seed stitch border. The pattern was in the summer 2003 issue of Knitty. I added the patch pocket to cover up a particularly ugly failed graft.

I love Knitty. I’ve just begun Ivy, which I’ve been talking about for several weeks now. I really hope my annual knitting kick lasts long enough for me to use up at least most of the (somewhat expensive!) yarn I’ve gathered so far this season.

Patch pocket pattern: CO 8 sts. Row 1: Knit. Row 2: p1, m1, p to last st, m1, p1. Work 8 more rows in stockinette stitch. Row 11: * k1, p1, rep from * to end. Row 12: * p1, k1, rep from * to end. Row 13: as Row 11. BO all sts. Sew onto sweater, seed stitch edge on top.

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