Desire Scarf: Ignition

Having finished Hey, Saint Peter yesterday, I was in a pinch to have something to work on at my guild meeting, in addition to packing gift for Miss Fox. I grabbed the last two skeins from that bin I’ve been telling you about – Yes, now empty! Bells! Whistles! 😀 – and pretty much was out the door for my eight-dollar Uber.

At the guild, I looked up the knit stitch – keeping in line with my learning theme – I’d never stitched the linen stitch. I’d heard that it can be tedious and slow-going. I cast on at the guild yesterday and did a few rows when I got home. I am happy with my progress and don’t mind the back and forth, which I may account for the tedious comments.

The funny thing for me is that no matter how loose I knit – and believe me I am “trying” because I feel like my tension is so loose – the fabric is even and snug. ❤ ❤ ❤

Desire – artist to be revealed in final post – was another random play choice from my music library. It’s such a passionate song – and under the right influence, an anthem – that the passion matches my pleasure at the fabric that this Noro yarn will create. I chose the word ignition over cast on because desire is ignited.

At least I think it’s Noro. I could’ve sworn I saw one label, but I don’t see it handy right now and I don’t want to have to make corrections to this post, so let’s leave it for further clarification, okay?

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Hey, Saint Peter: Off da Hook

Hey, Saint Peter: Off da Hook

About The Name

Hey, Saint Peter by Flash and the Pan

Peter Pan > Hey, Saint Peter. Interestingly, another association could be drawn from Captain Hook’s waistcoat > waistcoat stitch, the stitch used to create this scarf.

About Hey, Saint Peter Scarf

I am on a mission to knock out some serious crocheting/knitting and red myself of all the extra yarn I have. That is why I took this opportunity to learn, right? How about Waistcoat Stitch? Also known as, Knit Stitch, and pleasantly referred to as Pigeon Stitch by myself because it does not line up when worked by turning rows, as it does in-the-round.

Hey, Saint Peter had a hex on it from the very beginning. In my previous post, you’ll note my experience with trying to find a video that properly teaches waistcoat stitch. Once again, I started with too loose a tension and unfortunately, by the time I was finishing I was angry crocheting.  Because the videos were improperly clear, the first half was done according to my understanding; when I joined the second skein it dawned on me what I was doing wrong. However, this new way presented different problems: for some reason I could not get my crochet-bearing, and I think the reason was because of hook placement. Just glad to be done. Might use waistcoat stitch with a no-ply yarn.

About The Yarn

Wendy Peter Pan Double (2 skeins)

Care: Machine washable. Cool tumble dry.
Color: 992
Content: 55% Nylon, 45% Acrylic
Weight: 3, DK

Hey, Saint Peter: Foundation Chain

Hey, Saint Peter

I was surprised to finish A Hazy Shade of Winter so fast, considering it was knit. And I was wrong; I had four skeins left in that bin: 2 Noro and these two Wendy Peter Pan Double Knit. Because I am overdue on a crochet project, I chose the Wendy to make a scarf real quick.

Unfortunately, my desire to learn new things has sabotaged my progress once again. The waistcoat stitch – also known as Split Single Crochet (ssc) and Knit Stitch – worked in rows, is very exacting. AND I am still not getting the desire effect. I don’t care…I would call it the Pigeon Stitch because my Vs are not lining up despite my careful crochet into the center of the stitch.

My research included watching way too many videos on YouTube. My search term “Waistcoat Stitch Rows.”

Winner! Winner! No Chicken Dinner for the ad. Really? I reaffirm my hate for the greed capitalism breeds.

Easy Tutorial: How to do the Waistcoat stitch AKA the “Knit” stitch (original video)
– must watch: ad, @ 8:39 she addresses edge stitch in rows

I need to practice a bit more, after watching the videos in detail. However, I am ninety-nie percent sure that I am doing it right. So why don’t my Vs line up? Hmm.

A Hazy Shade Of Winter Scarf

A Hazy Shade Of Winter Scarf

About The Project Name

A Hazy Shade Of Winter by Bangles

Shades of white, grey and black are very representative of winter for me: snow, gloom, depression.

About A Hazy Shade Of Winter Scarf

More often than not, I will knit novelty yarns because I can see the live stitches on the needle; crochet does not offer such easy visibility sometimes. Because I only had sixty-six yards per skein, I knew it had to be a scarf. I started several times: k1b, ribs, garter, stockinette, I could not make up my mind. I decided to go with stockinette field surrounded by garter because I know stockinette has a tendency to curl and I am not about to block anything.

I still notice how the garter edges keep folding, back, behind the stockinette. Grr! There must be a solution; that shall be my mission.

Dimensions: 55-inch length x 6-inch width

About The Yarn

Berroco Cheers

Content: 15% Mohair, 35% Acetate, 50% Acrylic
Color: 7451
Weight: 5, Bulky

Berroco Cheers

Content: 15% Mohair, 35% Acetate, 50% Acrylic
Color: 7454
Weight: 5, Bulky

Berroco Floriad

Content: 15% Mohair, 45% Viscose, 40% Acrylic
Color: 6983
Weight: 5, Bulky

Love this yarn because I am a mohair fan. Color: Gorgeous! Knitability: Easy, but watch out for the second strand getting loose. Because they only identify yarn color by number, I don’t know which color is the odd man out, nor which color corresponds to which color

A Hazy Shade of Winter Scarf: Cast On

A Hazy Shade of Winter Scarf

 

I can’t believe it! I am two skeins away from emptying a stash bin – a small one, but still one whole bin!

As I knit I am also completing the UK Being Human series. Such fun!

I am currently knitting with Berroco Floriad and Berroco Cheers in two colors. Because they only use numbers to identify colors, I don’t know which numbers go with which colors. Besides the yarn has been discontinued, I’m sure. I think I obtained this yarn through a yarn swap at the Fairview Library sit ‘n’ knit.

Because of the small amount, I always knew this would be a scarf and that I would be using all three shades together, just not sure how. As I look at my project now, I think I should have over lapped the colors at the color change. Oh well! Because I am no longer “in business,” who cares?

I am about to add the third color and the one thing that is really bother me is how the garter edges keep folding under the stockinette! My next mission will be a discovery on how to alleviate that crap. Agh!

Green Flower Street Scarf

Green Flower Street Scarf

About The Name

Green Flower Street by Donald Fagen

The last “green” song in my music library. I Better get started on downloading Greensleeves for the next green project. 😀

About The Yarn

Unknown

Content: Unknown
Color: Green*
Weight: 6, Super Bulky

Could be Red Heart Sashay.

* Yarn color unidentifiable without label.

Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby: Bound Off

About The Project Name

Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby? by Dinah Washington [Rae & Christian Remix]

I was looking for a name that might match the print, but came across a baby reference first.

About Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby

Dimensions: approximately 28.5 inches square

I am surprised and pleased that approximately 258 yards of super bulky makes a decent size baby afghan. This is a tip to file under cost efficiency.

About The Pattern

Corner-to-Corner Baby Blankie by Shea Leonard

Extremely similar to Lion Brand Diagonal Baby Blanket, but easier.

About The Yarn

Bernat Baby Blanket

Care: Wash in water )not exceeding 30°C/86°F) on delicate setting. Do not Bleach. Tumble dry at low heat, on delicate setting. Do not iron or press. Do not dry-clean.
Color: 04616 Pitter Patter
Weight: 6, Super Bulky

Easier to knit, than crochet. K2TOGs not fun.