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« on: September 22, 2005 07:45:15 PM »

After months of lusting after all you fabulous Craftster knitters for months, I finally taught myself how last week.  (YAY!)  And, like all beginners, I'm ambitious.   Grin  I've only got the requisite scarf, a pair of armwarmers, and a few odd cat toys under my belt, but I've got a hankering for a knitted throw. 

Bob & Weave to the rescue!  It can easily be altered to blankie-size, and I've got a bag full of $1 Target yarn that's begging for a purpose.  (And I can learn how to drop stitches without making a mess of the whole thing.)

I figured I'd start my very first knitalong, in case anyone else wanted to join in on the fun.  Also, because it'd be nice to have some folks to pester for answers when I'm stuck (as I'll inevitably be).   Wink

Bob & Weave pattern, Knitty 10 -->
http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter04/PATTbobweave.html
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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2005 11:42:17 PM »

That's really pretty. If I can figure out a way to make it without the ribbon ends sticking out I'm in. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2005 11:52:35 PM »

This is one of my favourite patterns from knitty! I would love to join, but since I just got a small and very playful kitten, I dont think Ill be starting anything for a while. It will probably just get ruined. I did try out the pattern, the dropped stitches are actually pretty simple once you get the hang of it. Good luck with the throw and please post pics of your end result!

That's really pretty. If I can figure out a way to make it without the ribbon ends sticking out I'm in. Smiley

The ribbons sticking out is my favourite part!!!
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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2005 12:26:10 AM »

That's really pretty. If I can figure out a way to make it without the ribbon ends sticking out I'm in. Smiley

Actually, the tasselly bits are tied on afterwards.  I may put tassels on mine, but not those huge foot-long ones!  Maybe just some nice four-inchers.

I've cast on already, and since I'm determined to hate myself, I switched up the pattern a bit.  I'm using Target's cheapo beige boucle on US#8 straights -- and instead of dropping a stitch every 5, I'm dropping every 7.  And I CO a million repeats (as many as would nicely fill my needle, more like twentysomething), entirely ignorant of how stitches expand after that first row.
This makes me mad.  I may not have enough room to even work the first row.   Angry   Poop.
I'll see if I can make it work, haha!  If not, a trip to Home Depot may be in order, to make some two-foot needles.   (HEY!  Do they make needles that long already?)

YEAH!  IT FIT!

And Liqourice, you should do it!  Kitten be damned!  ...but then, my own little monster is almost a year old already (see avatar, heehee) and he's not nearly as...    No, he's still bonkers and psychotic and utterly adorable.  I can just take my eyes off him, now.   Wink  But you should do it anyways!
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« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2005 12:34:57 AM »

http://bente.blogger.de/20050310/

here is my Bob & Weave

The knitting is very easy, the weaving is disgusting Grin
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« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2005 12:57:57 AM »

Bente, that is beautiful!

And yes, I'm silently dreading the weaving, especially since my only tool will be a crochet hook.  But I have a bizarre love of that kind of patient tedium, so it probably won't be -too- bad.
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« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2005 02:38:37 AM »

That is absolutely gorgeous Bente! It's definitely temping....

Kitten be damned!  ...but then, my own little monster is almost a year old already (see avatar, heehee) and he's not nearly as...    No, he's still bonkers and psychotic and utterly adorable.  I can just take my eyes off him, now.   Wink  But you should do it anyways!

My kitten is only about six and a half weeks old. My dad found her at the side of the road and I completely fell in love with her. Luckily, so did my housemates so we decided to take her in. Her name's Lola. She still sleeps a lot, but when she's awake nothing is save. She's getting braver, bolder and crazier every minute! I haven't knit a stitch since I got her about two weeks ago. Afraid that she will tear it apart and also too busy playing and cuddling with her. But I will knit again! And I will knitt the bob & weave! I hereby promise
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« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2005 03:36:32 PM »

Yay, Liquorice!

After three rows, two things have become apparent.  I will need more than the 4 skeins of yarn I have, and US#8 needles may be a wee bit impractical for a project of these proportions.  I'm halfway through one skein already and I have....  maybe an inch.  More like 3/4 of an inch.

If it wouldn't make the DBF's eyes bug out in horror, I'd rip it out right now and start over on my #13's.  I should just go out and buy some damn #10's, but my budget (and my obstinance, haha) won't allow it.  Hmmm....  blatant denial that Project Blankie will take way more time/yarn than anticipated, or obssessive compulsion about getting the damn thing started right?
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« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2005 02:28:23 AM »

Hi Stickysweetfun,

I was wondering how you were getting along with the bob and weave! Have you decided what to do? To continue the way you were going or did you rip it and start again? Please keep us updated!

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« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2005 07:03:53 PM »

I didn't forget about you!  I just kept forgetting to take pictures.  Grin  I ended up doing it US#10's (Thank you, DBF!) and dropping a stitch every ten.... so, k9, drop, k9, etc.

Here it is about three rows into the second skein.  With one skein making about five inches, it'll probably take about ten or fifteen skeins to get it the size I want -- but at $1 a skein, that's still WAY less than what it would have been with the recommended yarn.


I really have no clue how wide it will end up being!  Cheesy  I think it will be a little more than four feet wide...  it really looks comical when it's all bunched up on one needle.  It looks like a window valence, lol.


Purled side, with about three inches or so of the drop-stitch "ladder."


Knit side, with the purple "funky fringe" that I plan on using for the CS.  Since the CS yarn is so thin, I'll probably use three strands (as pictured) and knot them together every so often so they stay put.

I'm not -terribly- pleased with either color, but I'm a cheapie, so it'll do.  BUT for this being my third project ever, I'm very happy.   The only (slight) issue is that I think I've dropped a couple of stitches that I wasn't supposed to (boucle is an absolute bastard), but since I can't even find the dropped stitches to pick them up again, I'm debating how much I really care.   Wink 

What about everyone else?  Has anyone else started yet?  How far along are you?  What yarn/needles do you plan on using?  Tell meeeeeee....  Grin
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