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« on: March 01, 2010 04:00:45 PM »

A good friend of mine, and follower of the Church of the SubGenius practically BEGGED me once he found out I had a pattern for their icon, J.R. "Bob" Dobbs. He didn't care what, he just wanted something! I wasn't prepared to devote myself to making an entire sweater, so I just made a bag... a huge, oddly oblong bag.

The pattern came from the Domiknitrix book, which you can find more about here: http://www.domiknitrix.com/

It was the first time I had tried knitting an image and the first time using multiple strands of different colour yarn... and it just might be the last. hahaha. In all seriousness, I'm glad I did it. I proved to myself I COULD, and know I have that knowledge under my belt.

Since it was the first time I was attempting translating and knitting an image, I wasn't even going to try and adjust the size... The original size being intended for a man's sweater. So, it was HUGE, took [what seemed like] forever, and made for a VERY odd shape. In hind-sight [which of course is always crystal clear], I should have just added more stitches to the sides and just embraced a MASSIVE, but proportionate bag.

The other thing I will never, EVER do again is use a sewing machine to sew something that took me weeks to knit. I just can't stand the pressure! My machine [Betsy] decided to have a hissy fit THE.SECOND. I started sewing the lining to my knit piece. I froze. I cried. I CONQUERED!

(back, after sewing up side seams)

BUT! I finally finished it! It's not perfect, but all things considered.... *pats self on back*

(I swear the top edging isn't as wonky as it looks)

(I added some pocket-age)

There you have it! Whatcha' think then??

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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2010 04:08:49 PM »

That looks like a giant pain in the rump. I don't think I'd be brave enough to try it (even if I did knit) I can barely change colours in crochet so amazing job. It my have turned out a little long but the image looks great. Awesome job!

« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2010 04:10:50 PM »

That is awesome. I saw the thumbnail and went BOB then had to see what it was... Grin Great job on your first stranded knitting and image project!
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« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2010 04:19:30 PM »

Thanks for sharing your adventure with Bob...

fabulous job--lost of lessons learned, the main one being that you can do whatever you put your mind to!

Hard to believe it is knitted...so much detail...you are one brave person!


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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2010 04:46:42 PM »

it looks great! I would be terrified to try something like that. He had better appreciate it!

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« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2010 09:22:03 AM »

Haha, thanks for all the kind words! It's all wrapped up and ready to be shipped in a fabulous polka dot wrapping! He's a Novice Sister in the local chapter of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, so he's promised that "his people will pay me in feathers and glitter" and that I am "full of win!" hahaha.

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« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2010 03:04:55 PM »

Dayum your brave for taking that on! Came out really cool, love the lining with it also!

« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2010 03:25:49 PM »

Wow! I love stuff like this.  You did such a great job.  I have never been brave enough to try something like this in knitting.  Awesome!
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2010 05:42:37 PM »

Um...yeah...AWESOME!! WHOA!!!

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« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2010 12:25:34 PM »

First off... PRAISE BOB!!!

This is totally awesome... you should send the pic to Rev. Stang... the guy incharge of the church!!!!

Bob wouldnt be happy with you since there was no slack involved in such an awesome piece!!!!

Good Job Seriously...  Shocked
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« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2010 07:32:35 AM »

Welcome to the world of Intarsia!  This was a hell of a starter project.  I give you a standing ovation!  That bag is definitely "full of win".  Cheesy

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