Black Is Black

The Name

Black Is Black by Los Bravos

One of my all-time favorite songs. So happy I finally had an opportunity to use it for a project.

The Scarf

Dimensions: 4 x 78 inches (approximate)

Holy crap! I didn’t realize how long this scarf was getting; I only needed a sixty-six-inch length. Oh well, I only had two skeins and didn’t want to have any scraps.

Construction: 16 Stitch cast on and knitted in garter on US 10.5 needles.

Recipient: N. Sabeti

I met Ms. Sabeti during my first radiation rounds back in 2015(?). She was so nice and beautifully striking due to her Persian-looks; I think I may have a crush on her. When I discovered, by experience, that she spoke multiple languages interchangeably, I was super impressed!

When I went to my new radiation center recently for a second occurrence, I was so please do discovered that Ms. Sabeti had migrated over to this new center. We got to talking and she commented that I had never made something for her. Wow! I was so pleased, I returned to my next visit with some options (all in black, per her color choice).

The Yarn

Lion Brand Fun Fur

Color: 153 Black
Content: 100% Polyester
Weight: 5, Bulky

Black Is Black

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Rehumanize Yourself: The Runt

I woke this morning, free from doctor’s appointments, prepared to enjoy the world by finishing the infant afghan request. I warmed my coffee, sat down, did some rows, and decided I wanted to catch up digitally.

While I am not “the runt,” I certainly feel like it after seeing the original pictures for this post! Yikes! I just presumed they were fine, a hint to my rushing of life. Why?

Anyway, the night before guild, I found the blue square and knew that I had left over yarn from squares that required unravelling/saving from the prior set: voila! a runt pet pad.

I love the color combination: nostalgia, fifties, argyle against country gingham.

I was able to get by with a single crochet, double-stranded border without sever puckering…well, not that I remember. Ha ha ha ha!

Rehumanize Yourself: The Runt

 

Rehumanize Yourself: Off da Hook

The Name

Rehumanize Yourself by The Police

Originally, these squares were going to be seamed into an afghan for charity, hence the name: a wish for the recipient.

The Pet Pads

You might be able to tell from the squares with excessive white borders that I was going to seam them together with white yarn. Because they were all different yarn weights, gauges, and sizes, I got too frustrated and chose to make pet pads instead. Still I had to do some frogging, adding, adjusting.

I got to say this is not the first time I have seamed together someone else’s work. It is not fun! I will never do this again.

The Yarn

I received the squares from the El Segundo Slipt Stitchers September meeting and agreed that I would seam them together into an afghan. Because they were already made, I have no idea what yarns were used; however, I can tell you that I noticed guard hairs and some of the yarns were extremely soft, indicating natural fibers. The majority , I am sure, were man-made fibers.

Rehumanize Yourself
Rehumanize Yourself: The Other Side

Little Bit O’ Soul

Name

Little Bit O’ Soul by Music Explosion

Little Bit O’ Soul facilitated stitch development this time and – to me – relates to the meditative feelings from true prayer, and prayer let me to that feeling when it comes from your soul…joy!

Little Bit O' Soul

Project

As Like A Prayer and Church Of The Poison Mind are officially hibernating – one due to misplacement; the other due to lack of yarn to finish. So, as this is my third attempt at – what I have coined a prayer shawl: rectangular shawl/wrap with a repeating pattern; I added the repeating pattern part myself – I figured this was my chance to finally and actually finish a prayer shawl.

Dimensions: 14-inch width x 80-inch length (98-inch length)
Care: Recommendation is for dry cleaning, as fiber content is technically unknown.+ Suggested care would be cold hand wash, gently. Lay out or hang to dry.++

Little Bit O' Soul

Yarn

Thomas Hodgson and Sons Inc, Suncook

Color: 8 Mauve
Content: Natural Fiber, per burn test
Weight: Unknown

This cone magically reappeared in my stash. This time I would finish a prayer shawl because I know I had enough yarn now and because I have changed my attitude towards my stash and just grab what’s next just to get rid of all this yarn.

Little Bit O' Soul

Design Notes

Cast On: Multiple of 4

Boysenberry Stitch Pattern (developed by me, as far as I know)

Row 1: [k3, p] Repeat to end.
Row 2: [k, p3] Repeat to end.
Row 3: [k3, p] Repeat to end.
Row 4: [k, p3tog] Repeat to end.

Row 1: [p, k3] Repeat to end.
Row 2: [p3, k] Repeat to end.
Row 3: [p, k3] Repeat to end.
Row 4: [p3tog, k] Repeat to end.

Repeat 8 rows to end.

Little Bit O' Soul

+ Kathy's Curvy Corner; KathysCurvyCorner.com; Fabric Types & Care Guide: Laundry, Labels and Tips

++ AHookersWorld.WordPress.com; Hooker Leo

Stairway To Heaven

Name

Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin

When I had originally begun this scarf, it was going to be a mish-mosh of yarn scraps, but as time progressed, it decided to make it uniform. The glitter is what led me to thinking about a stairway (chevrons) to heaven.

Stairway To Heaven

Scarf

Dimensions: 43-inch (L) x 4-inch (W)

As you can see from the previous blog posts, this scarf has undergone several changes to make it to completion, and working on US size two needles, I am so happy to finally be done with this scarf.

The original pattern – Keeping Rosita Warm by Nadia Severns – called for stockinette; I changed to garter so my scarf would lay flat. I was please that the stitch pattern converted as well.

Stairway To Heaven

Yarn

Darella (Discontinued)

Care: Hand wash in cold water with mild liquid soap. Do not rub or twist. Rinse several times in cold clear water. Do not wring. Dry flat away from heat.
Color: 101 (Black+) and 134 (Dark Fairy+)
Content: 40% Metallized Polyester, 60% Cupro Rayon
Weight: 0, Lace

Pretty glitter yarns. The black was a different ply and kept separating easier, which is not good. The dark fairy colorway knit better.

Stairway To Heaven

+ suggested color name, per Hooker Leo

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!