Tubular Bells

Name

Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield

The color of this yarn reminded me of the color of Regan’s vomit from the movie The Exorcist.

The Scarf

Twelve stitches worked in garter, slipping the first stitch and knitting the last stitch through the back loop on a US 10 needle. This item will be donated to charity.

The Yarn

Unknown

Care: Machine wash warm. Air dry. +
Color: Olive ++
Content: man-made fiber, per burn test
Weight: Bulky +++

Unlabeled, comprised of three different textures, which in my opinion, based on the color lend very much to vomit consistency. In all honest, the color could be denoted as gold, which I was not my first association. This latter association only dawned on me, using gold aluminum knitting needles. To seal the gold fate, I remember trying to find gold in Adobe Photoshop, favoring a darker yellow to an pale orange.

+ Suggested
++ Suggested
+++ Approximation
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Paris Original

Paris Original

Name

Paris Original by Bonnie Scott/Claudette Sutherland/Mara Landi from How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying

Scarf

I started this yesterday during world wide knit in public day because I was talking so much, I kept screwing up my stitch count on Deep Sleep.

As this yarn was gifted/destashed to me, I will be donating this scarf to charity.

Yarn

Unknown due to no label, but I am pretty sure it is Red Heart Sashay, mostly comprised of acrylic fibers. GODDAMN Red Heart for not finding a better way to present their product! The simplest would be to wind on a piece of cardboard, presenting the lace already flat.

ESSS 2018 World Wide Knit In Public Day

El Segundo Slipt Stitchers decided to congregate at the Starbucks in El Segundo, California from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., today, June 9, 2018.

I met many members that I had not previously known, got to know some more familiar members a little better and enjoyed the company of members I normally hang with. It was a sunny day with a nice breeze. By the time the last hour had arrived, the sun was directly overhead, warming our chilled bodies.

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An interesting thing happened while we were there; we were approached by Alicia King, a blogger from Camas, Washington, who was interested in community activities, and her friend Hillary Johnson. We educated her about the El Segundo Slipt Stitchers and shared our photo album with her. She informed us that she would be doing a blog post about us on her blog: JustAGirlInCamas; Facebook: facebook.com/justagirlincamas.

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Strange Magic Cowl

Strange Magic Cowl

About The Name

Strange Magic by Electric Light Orchestra

The way the gradient is hidden, but it is there equals strange magic.

Strange Magic Cowl
Strange Magic Cowl

About Strange Magic

I had started a previous item in a similar manner, but decided to 🐸 it and use that yarn in a project in hibernation. The technique I am using is similar to brioche, but horizontal. The first experiment began with knit cast on. Row 2 is worked knit in the same direction as the cast on, by sliding the fabric to the other side of a set of circular needles. Fabric is then turned and worked in the same manner. In short Knit/Knit.

For Strange Magic, I once again used two colors, but this time it did a Knit/Purl. Guess what? They look the same to me. I think I am in the area of illusion knitting because the gradient on yarn 1 is kinda hidden between the rows, yet still shows itself, depending on which angle you are viewing Strange Magic from.

The fabric is very slinky. If I wasn’t so lazy, I’d add a pink fur border on both sides. Oh stop! :D

Dimensions: 15-inch Diameter x 6-inch Width

Strange Magic Cowl
Strange Magic Cowl

About The Yarn

Unknown Natural Fiber*

Color: Multicolor: Pink, Orange, Blue
Content: Natural Fiber
Weight: 4, Worsted+

Berroco Glacé

Care: Handwash. Lay flat to dry. Dry clean when mixing colors.
Color: 2574 Ligonberry
Content: 100% Rayon • Viscose
Weight: 4, Worsted+

Strange Magic Cowl
Strange Magic Cowl

Brass Monkey Scarf

Brass Monkey Scarf

About The Name

Brass Monkey by The Beastie Boys

At first it was going to be called Take That To The Bank, but when I saw that the color contained the word brass, combined with the photography, I had to change the name.

About Brass Monkey

I was going to combine this yarn with a orange/red and stripe them, but the orange/red was too bulky so I left it out.

This is a simple garter stitch on size thirteen needles over ten stitches.

In the pictures, it look furry, but in reality it is squishy and the gold fiber catches the light, reflections capturing the texture of the ribbon/tape yarn.

About The Yarn

Crystal Palace Glam

Care: Handwash or Dry Clean. Dry Flat
Color: 2138 Rich Brown Brass
Content: 36% Acrylic, 35% Rayon, 15% Wool, 14% Nylon
Weight: 5, Bulky

I found the yarn easy to work with, minus the minor snags of the ribbon catching on the needle tips. My biggest complaint is the twisting of the ribbon as it comes off the ball. So glad to be done.

Brass Monkey
Brass Monkey Scarf

Desire: Extinguished

Desire: Extinguished

About The Name

Desire by U2

I believe it was a random selection from which I received a “feeling” that kind of match my passion for the colors in this yarn. Based on that “feeling,” Desire was ignited.

Desire Scarf
Desire Scarf: Purl Side

About Desire

As I previously stated, I’ve heard many knitters express their passion for knit linen stitch and then turn around and complain about the slow progress of the stitch due to slipping every over stitch.

As a continental knitter, the slipping back and forth did not not bother me and I think because I am in learning mode and was working through some major family drama, I was set in knit mode during the last three days. I too <3 love the knit linen stitch, and I find the purl side extremely appealing for it’s texture.

Desire Scarf
Desire Scarf: Knit Side

Recipe:

Knit Cast On 22

Slip first stitch / Knit Back Look last stitch. . .of EVERY row. ALL slip stitches purl-wise.

Row 1: [knit, slip with yarn in front] repeat to last stitch
Row 2: [purl, slip with yarn in back] repeat to last stitch

Repeat to last two rows

Knit one row, bind off one row.

Desire Scarf
Desire Scarf: Knit Side

About The Yarn

Noro Silk Garden

Care: Prohibit bleach. Iron dry low degree. Dry clean. Do not tumble dry.
Color: 314
Content: 45% Silk, 45% Kid Mohair, 10% Lamb Wool
Weight: 4, Worsted

I’ve always liked Noro. This is my first all Noro project and I am loving it. The other day, I put the scarf around my neck and I instantly felt cozy. At that moment, Desire became mine. Because of the content, I was able to join one skein to the other with a little water and hand twisting. And the colors blend so well.

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! :D – 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. <3 <3 <3

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?