“Love here in the starlit hour
Oh, heaven is in your eyes
While the wind is sobbing underneath the stars
Both our hearts are throbbing like two guitars…”
Could there be a more ideal serenade to my television? As I have been deemed too ugly to have a companion, this song ideally expresses how I feel when I wind down after an easy day of crochet and knitting to crochet and knit with my dog as we begin to watch television until we fall asleep, which is usually sooner rather than later.
About Starlit Hour Remote Cozy
Yesterday, I could not find my remote for about the millionth time. The running joke is that Mojo hides it for more attention. 😀 Anyway, having located it midway through the day, I decided I was done searching and grabbed some ODDBALLS and started crocheting.
I got as far as half the length of the strap. This morning I finished it.
One of my most favorite movies – well, at least the 1958 Auntie Mame version with Rosalind Russell. I later became aware of the Lucille Ball version (1974 Mame), which is when I was introduced to this song. I later learned that Angela Lansbury had performed the song as well in a stage production.
Dimensions: 58-inch length x 4-inch width Price: USD $25.00
I just heard it. Pretty much captions my own feelings regarding any emotional growth I might be making. Middle of the road appropriately captions the past forty-eight hours of computer-generated aggravation u-turning one-hundred-eighty-degrees back to a happy Leo. Finally, it also indicates to me that this shawl appears unfinished.
Because this shawl is made from unidentifiable balls of wool, Middle of the Road Shawl qualifies as an ODDBALL.
About Middle of the Road Shawl
Care: Consult a dry cleaner. Dimensions: 54 x 24 (D) inches Price: USD $50.00, 20% of this purchase will be donated to Container Recycling Institute
Easy to follow, however, I am not satisfied with the final shawl shape. As you can see below, the wingspan is not a one-hundred-eighty-degree horizon. To me that would be the ideal shape, which I am visualizing as more trapezoid. There is a chance that I did not follow the pattern correctly, and if it is my mistake, I will admit it in the next post. 😀
I will be making a second, practice shawl, whereby I will be adding the missing segment…and I am going to increase the size maintaining the same, or similar, border.
About The Yarn
Unknown Yarn 1
Color: Mint Green*
Fiber: Natural Fiber, per burn test
Weight: 4, Worsted
I just found out where the name Mint Green comes from: the color the mint gel turns the mint chip ice cream. 🙂
Unknown Yarn 2
Fiber: Natural Fiber, per burn Test
Weight: 4, Worsted
Such a happy color.
Unknown Yarn 3
Fiber: Natural Fiber, per Burn Test
Weight: 4, Aran
Yarn three – unlike the picture below, which is high in blue – the border yarn is more deep green – green-blue, if you will. And… the yarn is a solid color: the difference you seen below is daylight reflecting of the sheen of the yarn.
* Color names assigned by Hooker Leo in absence of yarn label
ODDBALLS – a division of A Hooker’s World – has found and chosen Container Recycling Institute – a local environmental charity – to receive twenty percent of all proceeds from the ODDBALLS sales line.
This decision was inspired by A Hooker’s World’s recent affiliation with Neighbors by Design, whose mission is to use the resources of our community by recycling and creating products made out of materials that otherwise would end up in the landfill. To that end, the ODDBALLS line of handmade fiber items shall be composed of scraps/leftovers from whole projects, unidentifiable fibers; all of which shall be “up-cycled” into new practical items. Attempts will be made – via burn test – to determine if unidentifiable fibers are natural or man-made.
“A Hooker’s World is proud to support Neighbors by Design’s innovative and much needed idea to save the environment for future generations. They challenged us to see what more we could do and “LIGHTBULB!” How about giving back to the environment? Hence our decision to donate twenty percent of all proceeds from the ODDBALLS line to Container Recycling Institute.”
Anna Sun represents the use of all my heavier, bulky-weight yarns. Again, because there are different weights of yarn with different fiber contents (man-made and natural, all per burn test), there is some cinching of the width in some places, and again, if the cowl is doubled- or triple-wrapped during wear, the cinching becomes unnoticeable.
Dimensions: 116 (D) x 4-5 Price: USD $50.00, less 25% donation to an environmental charity a laNeighbors By Design