Deep Sleep: Recipe

CSNanaCat asked me how to make the crochet continuous square. Luckily for her, I know how to make one in single crochet. My double crochet attempts still need work because they keep bowing. I am pretty sure, it is because my corners are missing some stitches.

Here is the shorthand directions for making a crochet continuous square in single crochet

Round 1: ch 2. 8 sc in first chain. ss to close round.

Round 2: ch 1,

sc in same stitch; (sc, ch2, sc) in next stitch;
sc, (sc, ch2, sc),
sc, (sc, ch2, sc),
sc, (sc, ch2, sc),
ss to close round

Round 3 and on: sc across sides, and (sc, ch2, sc) in every corner…repeat to desired size

Caution: make sure you get the first single crochet after every (sc, ch2, sc)

Otherwise, the pattern is pretty straightforward.

 

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Domino Dancing: Inception

Actually, I started this yesterday, but my rage was so intense I could not focus. I spent the day in bed, in the dark. For dinner I ordered in: $30 effin’ dollars for 2-topping medium pizza, chicken, cookie-brownie and a 20-ounce Coca-Cola from Dominos! Home-delivery robbery!

Here’s the humorous side of this project:

When I got the yarn, again from CSNanaCat, I thought it was pretty with it’s red/blue-thread-stripe. I have not yet performed a burn test, but I am pretty sure it is a natural fiber. As I began to work on it yesterday, I was able to discern other colors as well: orange, yellow and green, but in smaller distances.

My first thought at the rainbow flag hint was to name the shawl after a gay anthem, but today when I found my project on top of the pizza boxes from yesterday, the shawl reverted back to the blue/red striping because the shawl almost disappeared…not for reals.

Domino Dancing
Domino Dancing

Deep Sleep Afghan

Deep Sleep Afghan

Name

Deep Sleep by The B-52’s

Sleep > afghan…get it? Did I mention I am going to see The B-52’s in October at The Greek Theater with Diane?

Deep Sleep Afghan

Constructed in single crochet with an E hook, I was going to donate to charity as I had received the yarn for free from CSNanaCat. However, as I know of a baby coming into this world, and having completed the afghan way ahead of delivery date, I am going to send to my friend and his wife as a gift for their infant.

I was going to add a solid white border in chenille, as well, but my fellow fiber artists thought white me too much of a contrast. They finally got me to agree on a light/silver grey. However, I don’t know now. I am done and should leave well enough alone.

Dimensions: approximately 25.5 inches square

Yarn

Newton’s Yarn Country Chenille

Content: 10% Rayon
Care: Dry-clean or hand wash in cold with mild detergent. Air-dry.+

Having received this from CSNanaCat, I didn’t pay particular attention while cake-winding, but when I finally started the second hank, I noticed a difference in dye lots. Close up it’s less noticeable for all the colors, but in the picture a distinction is noticeable. Oh well!

+ Care is suggested care; laundry care not on yarn label.

World Wide Crochet In Public Day

World Wide Crochet In Public Day

I keep seeing World Wide Knit In Pubic Day notices in my Facebook newsfeed and I fee slighted that while the event claims to be all-inclusive – meaning other fiber crafts – that specific intent is not communicated in the title. If they are claiming to be all-inclusive why not change the title to World Wide Fiber Craft Day?

To that end, and as an original hooker – both ways – I can’t tolerate being dissed, slighted, so I have contact WWKIPD and the Crochet Guild of America inquiring on how to establish a World Wide Crochet In Public Day.

Open Quote

Hi!

I would like to know how one person organized a world wide event because my ego demands that I leave something behind to mark my existence in this world before I am dust.

Seriously, while I do knit, I was originally a hooker – both kinds – and I always feel slighted when Knit events do not include the word Crochet as well, but “don’t mind crocheters in public.”

I am copying the Crochet Guild of America regarding this inquiry, but had to fill out a webform so their email is not present.

Thank you for any help, assistance, pointers.

Deep Sleep: Inception

Deep Sleep: Inception

I wish I could fall into a deep sleep and never wake again.

On the serious side, I would not figure out what to make with this Newton’s Yarn Country Chenille. The yarn label had not hook/needle size recommendations. I started on a six metal needle, but lost my patience with the yarn slippage. Next I tried a two carbon needle: too small. Finally, at a complete loss as to what I should make, I decided to crochet another single crochet afghan.

I think my mood is challenging my creative process; it certainly has zapped all enjoyment from my crochet/knitting.

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

Cherry Tree Clapotis

Cherry Tree Clapotis

About The Name

Cherry Tree by 10,000 Maniacs

Cherry Tree relates to the yarn color: Cherry Swirl.

Cherry Tree Clapotis
Cherry Tree Clapotis

About Cherry Tree

Well, when I started this, I was designing a knit shawl. As I have closed shop, I really was not feeling all the documentation required to write a pattern and I could not see knitting another shawl at the moment, so I changed to an easy crochet clapotis pattern I happened across.

Dimensions: 72 length x 18 width inches

Cherry Tree Clapotis
Cherry Tree Clapotis

About The Pattern

Clapochet by Crochet Kitten

Easy to follow, though I don’t know if I ended it right.

The pattern called for 650 yards; I had 490 yards/2 cakes. I don’t know how this happened, but I only had to dip into my stash for the leftover Michaels Loops & Threads Impeccable from Brick By Boring Brick shawl for the last five rows!

I think I will make another with double crochets versus treble crochets, which, in my humble opinion, are more manageable.

Not a fan of the curling, but can’t block out due to acrylic use. I could melt the acrylic, but that would make it even longer and wider!

Cherry Tree Clapotis
Cherry Tree Clapotis

About The Yarn

Premier Sweet Roll

Care: Machine wash cold. Tumble dry.
Color: 1047-04 Cherry Swirl
Content: 100% Acrylic
Yarn: 4, Worsted

Nice to work with. I only wish they had blended the color changes. The good news is that all four cakes I had received from CSNanaCat are consumed!

Cherry Tree Clapotis
Cherry Tree Clapotis