Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Melodramatic Headline Involving a Bear

Baby Bobbi BearNEW YORK, NY SEPTEMBER 27, 2006
Baby Bobbi Bear is in critical condition today after her knitter decided to do a bunch of random things instead of knitting her this weekend. The headless, armless Baby Bobbi Bear (left) was not available for comment yesterday as she has no mouth or head. "The pattern is going smoothly," insists the knitter, Ms. Passionknitly, who has yet to be charged with any serious crime. "I was worried about how to pick up the stitches for the butt, but after reading the pattern notes, I found it was simple." Ms Passionknitly states that she has been quite busy with adventures tied to her 25th birthday which took place September 26th, yet still thinks she should be able to completely finish her work on Baby Bobbi Bear in time for the nascent recipient's baby shower sometime in mid to late October. "I'm actually wondering what the child will be like as I'm knitting this piece. With every stitch I'm wishing it a happy and successful life." Only time will tell how the O'Shea daughter will turn out, while the search for a name for Baby Bobbi Bear continues...

In other news: after having felt a hat made of some Karabella Bulky merino wool, Ms. Passionknitly's brother decided it would be fine to knit with and exclaimed "that's wool!?" His girlfriend was also shocked saying "It feels like cotton!" While Ms. Passionknitly's mother also commended its softness while stating that she would call the brother's allergist to determine if he really is allergic to wool or not. While the jury waits for the final decision (mom's had a rough time with dad who has some sort of internal infection - he'll be fine after a few antibiotics kick in and hasn't had a chance to call the allergist yet), the brother chose a color of Knit Picks Superwash (there's more superwash colors and I thought he would like them more - it may still be wool, but it'll be fine for him. He's decided on Swish Superwash in a beautiful Deep Ocean colorway. As soon as Ms. Passionknitly gets the "all clear" from the allergist, she will order the yarn and the swatching can begin. Ms. Passionknitly expressed her first nervousness regarding the pattern questioning: "Any idea how you swatch for a pattern that big?"

6 comments:

MUD said...

I hope the O'Shea baby doesn't scare easily...healess, armless, stuffing-less bears are apt to do that to a tot...

schrodinger said...

Happy belated Birthday!!! Hope the bear is getting some tlc... poor bear :)

I can't wait to see if your bro is really allergic to wool... perhaps I should send Mr. B. to an allergist, damn I hate knitting cotton for him.

Katy said...

Swatch is the same regardless of finished object...

Cast on what should be about 6 inches according to the pattern or your math. Knit in pattern (or whatever the pattern says in the gauge section) for about 6 inches worth of rows if they provide that measurement. After all that nearly pointless knitting, measure your swatch. Do you have gauge? Yes, then cast on for that sweater. No, try again with a different needle - smaller if you need more stitches per inch; larger if you need less.

I'll be at the local crack house, I mean The Point, Saturday afternoon if you need help.

PassionKNITly said...

i still haven't even ordered the yarn yet. mom hasn't found out if my brother is allergic to wool yet...

carrie said...

you have a future in the news business!

Rebecca said...

I knew you'd end up (maybe) using wool! Silly (fake)allergies!