Reconstructed blog post - for hooking posterity sake
The Name (BST*)
Pussy Pink Afghan
This is the first second thing I made once I resumed crocheting again. At about this time, I was going through another round of recovery – third? fourth? Actually, the picture was from an acquaintance’s – discovering lately, my definition has changed – wedding shower party. I have always felt maladjusted, and had discovered my crochet, as a means of being present, but not really seen. It’s still my first defense. Sorry, I was reminiscing.
The name comes from Tania’s desire to include “Pussy Pink” into her afghan. Having no familiarity with “pussies or pussys,” I incorporated a range. As my luck would have it, the hottest pink was the one she had meant, the same color that I happened to – if I remember correctly – run out of, the manufacturer had discontinued.
Dimensions: approximately 4 x 6 feet
This afghan was created for my friend Tania Noval, who had requested something in, or with, “pussy pink.” Having no familiarity with pussies, much less their color, my interpretation was something along the lines of Hot Pink.
At this time, I had just resumed crocheting as a means to pass the time of a four-hour commute to, and from, work.
Unknown Wal-mart Pinks & White
Colors: Assorted Pinks & White; Content: Assorted Man-made fibers; Weight: 4, Worsted
I had biked over to the neighborhood Walmart, bought a plastic hook – because they looked cool – and some assorted acrylics in pink, plus white.
* before song titles
Six Underground by Sneaker Pimps
Dimensions: 72 x 4.5 inches
Constructed in back loop single crochet, exhausting worsted yarn scraps.
Color: Cafe con Leche*; Content: Unknown; Weight: Unknown
Color: Purrfect Pink*; Content: Unknown; Weight: Unknown
Unknown Pink 2
Color: This Little Piggy*; Content: Unknown; Weight: Unknown
Color: Deep Blue Sea*; Content: Unknown; Weight: Unknown
Unknown Blue 2
Color: Blue-Tailed Skink*; Content: Unknown; Weight: Unknown
Unknown Blue 3
Color: Bruise*; Content: Unknown; Weight: Unknown
You might recognize the Unknown Brown and Pink from Mink, Schmink. All yarns fell into the worsted and aran yarn weight categories.
* color assignment by Hooker Leo due to missing yarn labels
Mink, Schmink by Eartha Kitt
I loved this song when I discovered it; I still do. The pink yarn used in this scarf was the inspiration for this name.
Dimensions: 82 x 6 inches
Worked brown: purl, knit; pink: knit purl, alternating colors every two passes. Surprisingly, I ended up with a different feature color on either side.
Color: Purrfect Pink*; Content: Unknown; Weight: 4, Worsted+
Color: Cafe con Leche*; Content: Unknown; Weight: 4, Aran+
* color assignment per Hooker Leo due to missing yarn label
+ yarn weight estimation by Hooker Leo due to missing yarn label
Brokenhearted by K. D. Lang
I have been told – twice now – that this cowl looks very christmassy. While I have to admit that it does, I named it Brokenhearted because that is how I was feeling during the knit.
Dimensions: 11-inch diameter x 20-inch height
Ever since this cold weather set in, I have needed more protection while crocheting/knitting so I decided to make a longer cowl that I could pull up over my head.
Knit in garter.
Color: 001 White; Content: 95% Acrylic, 5% Polyester; Weight: 5, Bulky+
Lion Brand Homespun
Color: 375 Candy Apple & Passion Pink*; Content: 98% Acrylic, 2% Polyester; Weight: 5, Bulky
Color: Xmas*; Content: Unknown; Weight: 6, Super Bulky+
Teddy Bear is left over from Under The Bridge; Homespun is left over from Poison Arrow; and Unknown Grey is exactly that.
+ Weight designation not available, estimated by Hooker Leo
* Color name not available, assignment by Hooker Leo
Pussycat Meow by Deee-Lite
Another tush that needs some cush!
The Tush Cush
Dimensions: 15 inches square
This time I created in double crochet for faster turnaround. It still took just as long as the single crochet, only because I had to recall to memory my Solid Granny Square pattern. Maybe I better write it down before dementia sets in.
Caron Simply Soft
Color: Black; Content: 100% Acrylic; Weight: 4, Worsted
Red Heart Super Saver
Color: Yellow*; Content: 100% Acrylic; Weight: 4, Worsted
Those are the only two I could come close to guessing. All other yarns – red, orange, green-purple multicolor, red-blue multicolor, tan, pink, brown – were deemed by me, as worsted and man-made fibers, except the gold lace crocheted together with the black Caron.
The Metro by Berlin
I took the easiest, most accommodating opportunity with this name. With Masquerade cueing to end, my mind free-associated the design of th
e scarf with the a song i knew by the same group.
Dimensions: 80 x 3 inches
Cast on 14 double-strand stitches and worked a 1×1 rib to desired length. The scarf will be donated to charity via the El Segundo Slipt Stitchers knitting guild.
Unlabeled yarn balls ‘n’ scraps acquired from either CSNanaCat or the El Segundo Slipt Stitchers knitting guild.
Masquerade by Berlin
A random feeling…I had a mental association between the deep pink and olive green of this scarf – so dark the green at one point where it becomes wood brown – leading me to a masquerade ball in New Orleans where the wisteria hangs from the boughs of big indigenous trees.
Dimensions: 58 x 3 inches
Knit-cast-on 10 stitches and worked in garter to desired length, double-stranded where necessary to maintain yarn weight. Scarf to be donated to charity via the El Segundo Slipt Stitchers.
Unlabeled balls of yarn obtained from either CSNanaCat or the El Segundo Slipt Stitchers knitting guild.