Dog Eat Dog: More Cush For The Tush

I did it!

I crocheted a second – confirming my pattern – and seamed it with a crab stitch to the first one to create a cushier pet pad for Fido’s tush

Yarn

Unknown Multicolor

Color: Grapevine*
Content: Unknown
Weight: Unknown

Unknown Pink

Color: Patience*
Content: Unknown
Weight: Unknown

Unknown Cream

Color: Antique*
Content: Unknown
Weight: Unknown

I used up my leftovers from side one below, first. I had to add the yarns above, beginning with a double strand of the Unknown Multicolor and Unknown Pink until Unknown Pink ran out; then I just continued with the Unknown Multicolor alone.

Dog Eat Dog
Dog Eat Dog – Side 1

Man! I Feel Like A Woman!: Research & Development

It’s a boring job: repetitive. If nothing else, but it pays off in the end.

I want to make myself a new project bag. I started in August with this same pattern, but when I was called out on my slip stitch ladders by another crocheter, on another charity project, I questioned my previous favor of this characteristic.

Man! I Feel Like A Woman! Research & Development

The ladder, is created by the slip stitch on the previous row, causing color interruption. My first thought was that my traditional way of changing colors needed to be revised. The other issue was where the round was being joined. Slip stitching the first stitch can be confusing because it presents as two: the slipped stitch and the first stitch of the round.

As such, I began developing a new way to make my squares. On this square, I slip stitched on the stitch after the first crochet, overlapping the first stitch and cut my colors, each round. This seems more finished, but I was not happy with the first stitch creating additional posts/legs in the first stitch in the previous row.

Man! I Feel Like A Woman! Research & Development

My first thought was to hide the extra legs in the corner. On this version, I began each round on the the last stitch in the corner previous to the edge I ended the round. This provided for:

  • better stitch counting/tracking
  • slip stitch/first stitch issues (now treated as one)
  • crocheting over tails – providing for tighter seams

Man! I Feel Like A Woman! Research & Development

I don’t think I want to make squares; it will require seaming. I want to crochet the bag in-the-round, but want a flat base. I want to crochet the base in the round and then work the sides in neon yellow and orange stripes. The bag base crocheted in the round will require more R&D to figure out how to get the right size.

 

Money Can’t Buy It

The Name

Money Can’t Buy It by Annie Lennox

I had originally used the name Money Can’t Buy It on a project I was going to begin for myself. After I had named the project I came up with a better name; that’s when this name became available. When you think about it this name is more appropriate for this charity scarf because you don’t need money to buy it! <Wink>

The Scarf

Dimensions: 4 x 64 inches (approximate)

This scarf will be donated to Interval House via the El Segundo Slipt Stitchers.

The Yarn

Unknown Red 1

Color: Elmo*
Content: Man-made, per burn test
Weight: Worsted?

Unknown Red 2

Color: Dusty Scarlett Lady*
Content: Man-made, per burn test
Weight: DK?

Lang Lucia

Color: 741.0034?; Celestial Ascension*
Content: 28% Viscose, 27% Viscose-Bamboo, 24% Nylon, 19% Cotton, 2% Polyester
Weight: DK?

Unknown Blue 2

Color: Snow Tiger
Content: Man-made, per burn test
Weight: Worsted?

I think Unknown Red 1 was a nylon/microfiber mix of some kind; non-furry portion was very stretchy. I liked it.

Can’t say the same thing for Unknown Red 2: I was not crazy about the glitter portion; it actually looked crinkled. Then, these furry puffs started appearing and I my opinion began to raise. My joy was short-lived as I discovered that they broke off when I pulled them through the knitting. To make matters worse, you can see the level of break-down on my t-shirt.

Money Can't Buy It

I thought I had bought the Lang Lucia from Needlepoints West, but the label says L’Atelier, so I don’t know where I obtained the yarn, but I love then the label is available.

Unknown Blue 2 was found in my stash.

Hooker Notes

I knit cast-on twenty stitches and continued in garter, changing yarns on the same side every time.

* Color assignations per Hooker Leo, absent yarn label

 

Be Still My Beating Heart

The Name

Be Still My Beating Heart by Sting

This was originally named The Bottom Line – a random selection from my music library – but at the last minute, influenced by the stitch design, I switched.

The Afghan

Dimensions: 39 x 21 inches

The Yarn

Newton’s Yarn Country Brushed Acrylic

Color: Pearl Green*
Content: Man-made fiber, per burn test

Color: Blue Baker’s Twine*
Content: Man-made, per burn test

The weights of both yarns are estimated. Finally dug the rest of this stuff out from my stash. I had used it previously on Summertime Blues.

Hooker Notes

I saw an cable accent on The Crochet Crowd Cable Bag that I wanted to incorporate, but could not figure it out. My accent is deeper and perhaps, even more involved. Still after working on different variations over 24 hours, I am happy and on my way to completing it.

Looks like I only got half an afghan from my leftovers. I would add different yarns just to get a full size – per my standards, but that never goes well. I figure end it now. It could be used as a lapghan for some old man/woman.

I notice again – on a rectangular piece that my tension tightens as I near the end. I attribute this to being over cautious against to tight a foundation chain, and then continuing with loose tension until I am on automatic.

On da Hook: 2018-09-19
Off da Hook: 2018-09-22

* Color assignations per Hooker Leo, absent yarn label

In My Own Little Corner

The Name

In My Own Little Corner by Julie Andrews from Cinderella (1957)

Trying to re-engage my humility.

The Scarf

Dimensions: 53 x 4 inches

Duplicate of Got ‘Til It’s Gone, except a different yarn with approximately the same amount in two skeins.

The Yarn

Berroco Comfort DK

Color: 2705
Content: 50% Super Fine Acrylic, 50% Super Fine Nylon
Weight: 3 – Light, DK, Sport