On Finished Object Friday, I typically show you what I’ve finished that week. The finishing week is the brightest spot in a handmade item’s life: it’s fresh and looks fabulous. But over time, a knitted item falls into one of two categories: it either becomes a well-wearing favorite, or a worn-out looking tragedy. Today, I’m going to show you a few of my favorite knitted items that have stood the test of time.
I knit this scarf over 2 years ago for Tim. It’s double knit (so it’s reversible) and spells out ‘I Love You’ in binary. I left one end of the double knit fabric open, so Tim can pull the tail of the scarf through, and not have to worry about tying it. He wears it every day during the cold months and loves it!
Cotton Tank Top
I knit this tank top (over 2 years ago!) from some cotton yarn from a thrift store sweater. It’s one of my favorite tank tops: pretty and comfortable. It’s getting a bit dingy (not the yarn’s fault… it’s because I can’t be trusted with white!), so I think I might knit myself another!
Come on, who doesn’t love a clapotis? Mine turned out quite long, but I still adore wearing it on chilly days. Besides, it’s in my favorite color!
Japanese Feather and Fan Shawl
I adore this shawl and I get compliments on it every time I wear it! And trust me, I wear it often! Despite all of it’s use, it’s still looking great.
I knitted this skirt, frankly, because I wanted to use the 1100 yards of organic cotton that I frogged from a failed sweater. I thought it would just be a fun project… but I end up wearing this skirt all the time! Love it!
If you want to see more great finished items… make sure to visit Tami’s Amis blog, the organizer of this great FO Friday theme!
I hope you have an awesome and craft-filled weekend!