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Topic: J.R. "Bob" Dobbs Bag! [IMG "curvy"]  (Read 5978 times)
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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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