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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Crocodile Tears Afghan

Crocodile Tears Afghan

About The Name

Crocodile Tears by Eydie Gorme

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!

Dimensions: 36 inches square, approximately

About The Yarn

Newton’s Yarn Country Softball Print

Content: 100% Cotton
Weight: 5, Bulky

Kitchen Cotton: Peaches & Creme, Lily Sugar ‘n Cream, etcetera.

Colors: Yellow, Off-White, White, Terra Cotta, Gold, Purple
Content: 100% Cotton

Crocodile Tears Afghan
Crocodile Tears Afghan

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

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

The Sound Of Philadelphia Cowl

The Sound Of Philadelphia Cowl

About The Name

TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia) by MFSB

This yarn crocheted into a pattern that reminds me of the cobblestone streets of Philadelphia.

TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)
TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)

About TSOP

There is no pattern…improvised. Foundation chain of twenty on a J hook. Row 1 for each ball of yarn was double crochet, followed by single crochet. Ended with a slip stitch seam.

I could add a border, but I thing without a “fun” border, the cowl is more unisex in design.

TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)
TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)

About The Yarn

Unknown Yarn

Fiber Content: Man-made, per burn test
Color: Multicolor, including off-white, dark grey, copper, moss green.*
Weight: 5, Bulky+

It reminded me of Lion Brand Homespun, so I looked up their tool recommendations and used that to select my hook size. The yarn works up well on a Susan Bates hook, used because of the thread used to contain the ply.

* Color assignations by Hooker Leo
+ Yarn weight borrowed from Lion Brand Homespun

Chains Of Love Cowl

About The Name

Chains Of Love by Erasure

The name of this yarn – links- and the texture pattern lend to this name. Click an image for enlargement / slide show.

About The Project

Care: Hand wash, cold. Do not bleach. Dry flat. Do not iron. Do not dry clean.
Dimensions: 22-inch Diameter x 9-inch Height

On a roll from my last shawl knit in two days, and a cowl in one day that turned out to be  closer to what I have been wanting, I dug out this yarn – from CSNanaCat’s de-stash – from my stash because I knew it would work up quickly.

It should have been crocheted, but I was not “feeling” the groove. Once I made up my mind to knot, I had the dilemma of 13s in use on some UFO somewhere in my stash. Then I realized I had a new set of 40-inch circular thirteens. Now, knit in-the-round or flat? Not a fan of seaming, I chose in-the-round and thankfully, the cast on bridged the span.

Now, what stitch? because of the short color changes, I wanted to focus on texture. I had seed stitch in mind when I cast on an even number of stitches; I ended up with – what I call – biased double seed. The interesting discovery was the textured bias stripes, which resulted from an odd number of cast on stitches. More interestingly, the yarn color stripes from such color runs. And the most interesting discovery: the color stripes intersect the textured bias stripes! Click an image for enlargement / slide show.

About The Yarn

Michaels Loops & Threads Links

Color: 12002 Rich Brown
Content: 74% Acrylic, 18% Wool, 8% Polyester
Weight: 5, Bulky

Mystery Achievement Afghan: Sold

Mystery Achievement Afghan: Sold

Woohoo!

I had contact K.T. about possible help with knitting from charts. She agreed and we met for a Panera Cobblestone and my favorite Cinnamon Crunch Scone with coffee. As it turned out, I had only shifted my lace pattern. Done with knit technical support, we returned to my home where we sat and caught up with eath other’s lives.

As I was showing K.T. my new skill – interlock crochet – K.T. expressed a desire to buy it, but commented that she would like it bigger. I informed her of the price and indicated that she would be eligible for the Freinds & Family 25% discount. Because I would have to crochet more fabric, I told K.T. that I would just charge her the difference from the FF discount + she would buy the additional yarn and she agreed.

Unfortunately, the yarn used to make Mystery AchievementSchoeller+Stahl Portofino Soufflé – has been discountinued. We both thought that we could take the afghan to a yarn store for color matching. We went to The Slipt Stitch to see if we could find something and we did!

Euro-baby Maypole

Care: Permanent press. Non-chlorine bleach. Do not tumble dry. Dry flat. Do not iron.
Color: 12
Content: 100% Polyester
Weight: 5, Bulky

Calculating how much we needed was a little bit of a mind bender, but I think I figured it out…I just realized that I had the wrong numbers at the store. Aiyaa! Better call K.T.; I’ve already started, but might might need more.