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  • November Knit Goals

    I'm prone to being a scatterbrain, so I try to make a short list of things to accomplish each month (lest I have 27 different non matching socks).

    Same as last month: Sleep more. Study more. Knit more. Sleep more.

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    Cabled Hoodie: Cascade 220 - Needs seams

    Urban Aran

    Mariah: Ella Rae Classic


    Tubesque: Noro Garden + ???

    CeCe: Silky Wool

    Lucy in the Sky

    Rogue: Handspun - Needs seams

    Elizabeth Zimmermann's Bog Jacket

    Ribbi Cardi: Cotton Ease (Blue/White)

    Ruffled Surplice (spring 07 Interweave): Yard TBD

    Red Carpet Convertible

    Silk Corset Top: Alchemy Synchronicity

    Eyelet Rib Cardi (inspired by Spring 07 Interweave)

    Bella Paquita: Shelridge? Karabella? Sublime?

    A top down set in sleeve sweater (a la Barbara Walker)


    Vintage Pink (Raspberry) Cardigan - FINISHED!!

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FOs: Bobbi & Gracia

Posted by Amber on October 21, 2008

I went up to NYC yesterday for the naming of my friend Abby’s latest FO, Gracia Chana:

(Wearing a dress her mommy made for her!)

On the flight/during lunch I finished a little buddy for Gracia: Bobbi (Baby Bobbi Bear)

(Made with Lion Brand Cotton-Ease in color “Stone” — less than 1 ball! With a US 7 needle.  Didn’t bother to measure gauge.)  My embroidery leaves much to be desired.  I told Abby that I wouldn’t be offended if I saw Bobbi in a few months, and his nose looks different.  She said that she couldn’t believe I think so little of her that she’d redo the nose on a gift – I said no, no – I think very little of my embroidery skills.  If I hadn’t been chilling out with little Gracia taking a nap on my chest all afternoon, I’d have probably fixed it myself.

Although Bobbi turned out super cute, I wasn’t terribly fond of the pattern.  I’d have done a provisional cast on to start, done the short row butt differently, and I was annoyed that the increases on the head just said “M1” and didn’t specify M1L/M1R.  Also, I’d do the head first, stuff the head/body/arms, and do the legs last.  As it was, I stuffed the body & legs before starting the head, because stuffing the entire body through the little arm holes seemed like it would be a pain.  The head probably could have used more stuffing too.  Like I said, still super cute, but I’ll just put it together differently next time.

Bobbi has quite the booty.

4 Responses to “FOs: Bobbi & Gracia”

  1. laura said

    how darling!!! lil bobbi is so cute i want one :-)

  2. Amber said

    OMG! You didn’t tell me that Abby was pregnant?! Please pass along my congratulations to her and her husband. That is so exciting. :) Love the bear – that was my second project ever. I enjoyed it a lot :) Now that I know a little more about knitting, I would probably see changes to the pattern I would want to do as well. That is a great idea to make it with Cottonease. I have a ball leftover in my stash. HUmmmm….. :)

  3. judy said

    Cute kid! Love the knit gown! (Please pass that along to Abby along with congrats the kid is finally out!)

  4. Abby said

    The pictures don’t do the bear justice. Baby Bobbi and his booty are awesome, as are you for making them and dragging your own cute booty up here to deliver him in person.

    By the way, Chana, no final “h.” ::cringe::

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