I Shall Believe

The Name

I Shall Believe by Sheryl Crow

This is an appropriate name for a hat I improvised the design. I shall believe that I will figure this out.

I Shall Believe

The Beanie

Size: 0-3 months
Destination: Charity

42_small_best_fitI was going for something similar to the one pictured at right. I think my primary mistake was building the crown in double crochet; I feel like maybe I should’ve used Half double crochet. This hat has a weird fit.

While my hat does measure 6-inches high with a rounded crown, I am going to classify the size as 0-3 months based on How to Size Crochet Beanies + Chart by Heart Hook Home.

I Shall Believe

The Yarn

The yarn for this project is unknown. I had the same yarn on two different cones with different information. Because it was so thin and I wanted to rid myself of it, I double stranded.

I Shall Believe

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What Difference Does It Make?

The Name

What Difference Does It Make? by The Smiths

I thought I was knitting along just fine and dandy until I noticed I had missed a stitch and thrown my seed stitch pattern off…grr! After making a stitch and resuming, my second thought was “what difference does it make?” No one will “see” the errors, especially with such a busy yarn?

The Cowl

Dimensions: 26-inch diameter x 5.5-inch width

Knit cast on 80 on a US 15-24-inch needle, and worked seed stitch throughout. Purl bind off.

The Yarn

Lion Brand Jiffy Thick & Quick
Color: 208 Rocky Mountains; Content: 100% Acrylic; Weight: 6, Super Bulky

What Difference Does It Make?

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.

Con Los Años Que Me Quedan

The Name

Con Los Años Que Me Quedan by Gloria Estefan

My first impression from the images was that the baby is looking to the left. My first name desire was that song where she sings “to the left,” or something like that, but I could not recall the performer or the song name. However my English search by the word “left” did return a Spanish name meaning, a title I can identify with as well: With the Years That I Have Left.

The Infant Set

Well, we got an infant cardigan and bonnet that were pushed off on me, for finishing, again. Just sew in the ends, I was told. At least this time it was true, unlike the infant afghan, which is next. Please know that my complaints are tongue-in-cheek. I love to help; just don’t judge how I help!

I did have to do minimal seaming, some of which I did wrong, requiring a second attempt. Very odd seams I might add; maybe some form of darts?

The Yarn

Based on my years of experience as a hooker, I am pretty sure my assignments of worsted and acrylic are 99.9% true. The color: Cotton Candy Sugar Rush* or pastel multicolor made up of pink white and baby blue.

* Color name assignation per Hooker Leo, absent yarn label

Dog Eat Dog: More Cush For The Tush

I did it!

I crocheted a second – confirming my pattern – and seamed it with a crab stitch to the first one to create a cushier pet pad for Fido’s tush

Yarn

Unknown Multicolor

Color: Grapevine*
Content: Unknown
Weight: Unknown

Unknown Pink

Color: Patience*
Content: Unknown
Weight: Unknown

Unknown Cream

Color: Antique*
Content: Unknown
Weight: Unknown

I used up my leftovers from side one below, first. I had to add the yarns above, beginning with a double strand of the Unknown Multicolor and Unknown Pink until Unknown Pink ran out; then I just continued with the Unknown Multicolor alone.

Dog Eat Dog
Dog Eat Dog – Side 1

Union Of The Snake: Bind Off

Union of the Snake

Name

Union of the Snake by Duran Duran

Based on the tube shape of the project/yarn and the fact that I joined it to prevent frayed ends.

Union of the Snake

Union Of The Snake Cowl

Rosa had won – again – another raffle at the El Segundo Slipt Stitchers guild meeting this month. I was surprised when she gifted the basket to me. Inside was a ball of rainbow yarn(?) that caught my eye. I pulled it out and examined it. I was not sure if this was a cable yarn or a felted project.

My first thought was to inert my hand through the center and open it up. That made such a difference, but eventually, the open reverted back to a close, though not as much.

I then asked mom to sew the frayed ends together, making a cowl. She took too long. I took the scarf back and tried to bind off the ends for neater seaming. OMG! Bad idea. A project the originally took fifteen minutes was not entering the fourth hour. After four hours of unravelling, I discovered that it was actually four strands of yarn knitted together, though for which final end – yarn or project – I could not tell you. Maybe I might find out at the next guild meeting.

After reknitting only one end. I did not have enough yarn to bind off. Went into my stash and found some mohair. Wet felted to join and continued with bind off. My mohair was not as fine as what had been used and I was not liking the bind off edge. Undid the bind off.

I finally took the ending tails and sewed a seam with them. However, by this time with so much working of the yarn, I had stretched out the end and it did not match the opposite end. I stopped caring, making the decision that this would be mine because despite charity crochet/knitting, I would never donate something I would not wear myself. Hey! Did I just contradict myself?

I would have preferred a wider knit, which leads me to believe it was a cable yarn.

Oh wait! I forgot to mention my final brilliant idea: I decided to turn the tube inside out. If this piece had been shorter, it might have been easier and taken less time. Add two more hours.

Finally, my tv table is a disaster area from all the tools I used to complete something that should have been so easy: set of straight needles because I forgot this was knit in the round; two sets of circular for knitting in the round, tapestry needle for undoing bind off and seaming, scissors for trimming frays. I dread putting everything back in it’s place.

And then there is Mojo, who craves so much attention at the wrong times.

AGH! So glad to be done.

Dimensions: 2-4-inch diameter x 3 inch width

Union-of-the-Snake-(4)

Yarn

Don’t know if it was a cable yarn or a felted knitted project – accidental or not. The fact that it felted leads me to believe it was natural fibers, and because of this I did perform a burn test. Ultimately, it doesn’t matter, I am keeping it!

Union of the Snake