Harmony/I Got It

The name is selection from my music library…however, quite serendipitous. I love the way the color blocking appears harmonious to me, and…I figured out how to make the scarf cables reversible next time (I got it).

So far, the scarf measures 56 x 5 (approximation) inches. Is 4 feet 5 inches long enough for a scarf? Of course it is suitable for someone of that height. I usually make them sixty inches.

Hmmm…

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Yarn Canada: Win Yarn for Good Cause

They know so many wonderful people knit and crochet for good causes. They’d love to hear your stories and help out!

They’ve partnered with Bernat Yarn and Patons Yarn to give 12 individuals and groups a total of $2000 worth of yarn to use towards their good works.

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Punishment For Love

The Name

Punishment For Love by Bronski Beat

Purple Haze was a lazy man’s choice for the first name, as there is a lot of purple in here – I am sure a whole skein/ball at least; and, I don’t remember when I made the scarf. After having to rename due to duplicate naming, I think I happened across the correct name for how I am currently feeling.

The Scarf

Dimensions: 3-3.5 (width) x 82 (length) inches

Crocheted with a K hook in back loop single crochet, double-stranding at times to maintain yarn weight.

The Yarn

Balls and scraps of yarn without labels.

Dog Days Are Over

The Name

Dog Days Are Over by Florence and the Machine

This is my last dog song, so I may stop making pet pads until 2019.

The Pet Pads

The sizes vary, but all approximate at about twelve inches, squared. They are constructed in single crochet and comprised of yarn scraps of different weights.

The Yarns

Scrap yarns randomly, – more or less, trying to match weights – pulled from one of my scrap yarn containers. I started this with the left over yarns from my previous pet pad work with the afghan squares I was charged with at the El Segundo Slipt Stitchers guild.

Dog Days Are Over
Reverse Side

Something To Do

The Name

Something To Do by Depeche Mode

This marks the last item I was asked to finish.

The Afghan

Dimensions: 38 x 22.5 inches (approximate)

I added the color on the opposite side of the grey to provide some balance. I never did a tension check, considering how loose I was crocheted the worsted on an H hook. Oh well. Unfortunately, I noticed the cuffs on Con Los Años Que Me Quedan are not even either.

Ugh! I just want to get back to some knitting, hoping the different hand motion will provide some relief for my right hand; and I want to work on some of my own stuff now.

The Yarn

I have no idea, but would guess at DK* on a J hook, acrylic*.

* estimations per Hooker Leo, absent yarn label

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