The association is between the name of the song: one in ten; and the name of this pattern: ten-stitch.
Dimensions: 28-inch Squared
I was looking around my room for something new to start knitting, having finished Stairway To Heaven. I came across a blue of purple/blue scraps, which led me to thinking about One In Ten, another project I had recently uncovered from April 2016. To free up a project bag, I pulled it out and resumed.
At first it took me a second to remember the correct connection scheme I had chosen. Once that came back, I was faced with a corner. I wasn’t sure I wanted to tax my mind so much in one day, and it looked big enough that I could end it for a baby or infant. What the heck!
This afghan contains Skacel Simpliworsted, Artfibers Carezza, Patons North America Brilliant (3 colors), Sirdar Snuggly Baby Care DK, among a variety of other yarns of bulky weight, and lighter weight yarns combined to compose bulky weight yarn.
Fibers consist of most anything you can think: acrylic, nylon, wool, silk, polyester, bamboo, soy, cotton.
Criminy! I have been writing this post as a first post for a new project I started today, having forgotten the project I finished today and for which I had been awaiting a sew job by mother, which she finished. I had photographed, measured and BRAIN FART!
Name pertains to hibernation and frogging of Stairway To Heaven, and going in another direction a la Highway To Hell, the primrose path. Highway To Hell also refers to the challenge of knitting with yarn so slippery it does not knot, on slippery needles. Fortunately, I that did not happen at all.
Highway To Hell Scarf
Made from a ribbon yarn laying around my room/workshop and glitter yarn from the raffle basket, won by Rosa at the June 2018 El Segundo Slipt Stitchers guild meeting, and gifted to me.
Dimensions: 64-inch length x 5-inch width ending & 3-inch beginning
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: Brown-Gold * Content: Metallized Polyester? Cupro Rayon? Lurex? & Weight: 1, Lace ^
Care: Hand wash in cold water with mild liquid soap. Rinse several times in cold clear water. Dry flat away from heat. + Color: Off-White * Content: ? Weight: 5, Bulky ^
Unknown 1 represents the brown-gold glitter yarn and Unknown 2 represents the braided ribbon/tape.
America The Beautiful written by Katharine Lee Bates, and composed by church organist and choirmaster Samuel A. Ward
My first impression on looking at this scarf was a landscape from sea to mountain top based on the arrangement of the yarn pieces. That led me to thinking about the lyrics from America The Beautiful: “from sea to shining sea.”
Upon further examination, I realized that the scraps represent the different people who live in America, all coming together for the good of a productive and functional scarf…government, country; it could happen!
I will leave you with this “crown thy good with brotherhood,” you frikkin’ idiots! The idiots being all the people I hate.
America The Beautiful Scarf
Nine stitches, crocheted using seed stitch. I definitely start my projects with a looser tension, indicative of the varying width. Then again, it could be the yarn weight differences, but I doubt it because they all seemed pretty equal to me.
Another surprise in crescent shawl shape development. I had started with my basic crochet circle pattern, this time in double crochet versus single crochet, but the horizon was not meeting my standards. By chance I discovered by starting my shape with twice as many stitches, I was achieving a better horizon. Finally, I inserted enough stitches for seven sections versus six and I was on my way.
The hard part was inserting the eyelets because I was dealing with an odd number of sections which forced one-sided increases per section. I worked in pattern as long as I could, changing it up at the end with increased half double crochet rows.
The addition of the red Classic Elite Imagine and the sapphire Lion Brand Fun Fur, was an after-thought and impulsive move because they just happened into my line of sight. The Classic Elite was actually a size bigger, but I thought the eyelet row would cover up the change in yarn weight. Knowing I was going to end with the fun fur, I felt doubly assured. In the end, there is slight puckering, but I think with wear it will wear out.
The color of this yarn reminded me of the color of Regan’s vomit from the movie The Exorcist.
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.
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.
I had a hard time reconciling a song title to this project when I began back on May 26, 2018. I had settled on Samba de Orfeu because the color of the primary yarn reminded me of a verdant island celebration, like Carnaval!
Beginning May 29, I started a crying jag that has only complicated my allergies, leaving me completely congested and on the verge of tears with the smallest associations I make throughout each day. As such, I searched for a song titled Crocodile Tears and found on by Eydie Gorme that perked me up.
About Crocodile Tears Afghan
To be honest I had no idea what to make anymore that I am no longer attempting sales. Luckily, I had been to the guild the week previous and got some ideas about what is needed for charity. While it is not afghan size, I believe there are some children in need also. And finally, I could work from the center, outward until the yarn had been exhausted, and I was left with only about a six-inch leftover!