in which I show you an FO

FO: as in finished object.


CollegeDude graduated from the University of Oregon on Monday. We’re all very proud of him, and thrilled to pieces. But now I need a new name for him…

It’s been super-busy around here, with just a little knitting. I did have several hours of knitting time in the car on the way to and from graduation, so I worked on Passiflora. My gauge swatches told me I needed to go down 3 needle sizes, so I did. It’s worked in the round, so it takes a while to get much length on the needles! I got about 3 inches done, and saw that it was way too tight. So I went back up 2 needle sizes, and started over. Depending on how I looked at it, I was either spot on, or way off. So I just kept knitting. I’m now halfway through the third ball of yarn, and I’m pretty sure I’m making gauge…or not.


The hem really curls. If I had any sense at all, I would steam it to see if it’s going to hang straight.


But I don’t want to get the ironing board out. It’s hiding to the left side of my IKEA shelves. You remember these.


They’re still this neat and tidy, except I filled that empty space with the knitting bag that’s supposed to be there. Perfect.

Eventually I’ll check about that hem. But not today…

10 responses to “in which I show you an FO

  1. Congrats on having a graduate! My son starts at UO in September. He’s very psyched.

  2. Hopefully it is Dude-With-A-Job and not Post-CollegeDude.

    Mine graduates with his MBA in August. He is so excited to be almost finished with school.

    Congrats to your son. He looks very handsome in his graduation gown with the sheepskin in his hand.

  3. Congratulations to all! Best wishes that he does find employment in his desired field of work too.

  4. Congrats to your son and your family (and you!) – what an accomplishment!

  5. morewithles

    Mazel tov!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Congrats! You should be proud. What an accomplishment!

  7. Congrats on your son’s graduation! 🙂

  8. Congratulations on your grad!

  9. Go Ducks! My sister in Eugene called me to tell me the Black Sheep Gathering was this weekend – had to rub it in!
    My son is graduating from University of Texas next year – hopefully with a job waiting.:))

  10. If he goes to grad school, I say Grad Dude. If he’s going to work, I say Working Dude. Haha. I can’t wait till mine leave for college, hoping for University of Sydney. Australia that is.