Ease On Down The Road

Ease On Down The Road

Name

Ease On Down The Road by Michael Jackson, featuring Diana Ross

The colors of this scarf created a visual of Michael Jackson and Diana Ross easing down the road. The colors also ignited memories of the cornfields where Dorothy encountered the scarecrow.

Scarf

This is a kit from the El Segundo Slipt Stitchers knitting guild for a charity, whose name I cannot remember off-hand, but know is affiliated with Handmade Especially For You. I just did the research…the scarf will go to Interval House.

Yarn

Unknown, as this is a prefabricated kit.

Stairway To Heaven

Name

Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin

When I had originally begun this scarf, it was going to be a mish-mosh of yarn scraps, but as time progressed, it decided to make it uniform. The glitter is what led me to thinking about a stairway (chevrons) to heaven.

Stairway To Heaven

Scarf

Dimensions: 43-inch (L) x 4-inch (W)

As you can see from the previous blog posts, this scarf has undergone several changes to make it to completion, and working on US size two needles, I am so happy to finally be done with this scarf.

The original pattern – Keeping Rosita Warm by Nadia Severns – called for stockinette; I changed to garter so my scarf would lay flat. I was please that the stitch pattern converted as well.

Stairway To Heaven

Yarn

Darella (Discontinued)

Care: Hand wash in cold water with mild liquid soap. Do not rub or twist. Rinse several times in cold clear water. Do not wring. Dry flat away from heat.
Color: 101 (Black+) and 134 (Dark Fairy+)
Content: 40% Metallized Polyester, 60% Cupro Rayon
Weight: 0, Lace

Pretty glitter yarns. The black was a different ply and kept separating easier, which is not good. The dark fairy colorway knit better.

Stairway To Heaven

+ suggested color name, per Hooker Leo

End It On This

Name

End It On This by No Doubt

The significance of this name is in the fact that it is the end of the yarn remnants from that same raffle basket, gifted to me by Rosa at the 2018 June El Segundo Slipt Stitchers meeting.

End It On This Scarf

Dimensions: 3.5-5-inch (W) x 68-inch (L)
Construction: Garter

I’ll admit that I am digging these scarves…FAST…EASY…fun matching different yarns.

Yarn

I have no idea. No testing for natural versus man-made fibers.

A Bushel And A Peck

Name

A Bushel And A Peck
by Vivian Blaine & The Goldwyn Girls,
as Miss Adelaide & The Hot Box Girls
from Guys & Dolls Original Broadway Cast

A Bushel And A Peck because I had to “peck” and choose amongst the remnants, trying to match in to one ball of all the same weight yarn.

A Bushel And A Peck Scarf

Dimensions: 80-inch (L) x 3-5-inch (W)
Construction: 11 stitchses in a 1 x 1 Rib

I tied a bunch of yarn remnants together to create a magic ball and this was the first half of the ball.

Yarn

I have no idea.

Highway To Hell: Arrived!

Name

Highway To Hell by AC/DC

Criminy! I have been writing this post as a first post for a new project I started today, having forgotten the project I finished today and for which I had been awaiting a sew job by mother, which she finished. I had photographed, measured and BRAIN FART!

Name pertains to hibernation and frogging of Stairway To Heaven, and going in another direction a la Highway To Hell, the primrose path. Highway To Hell also refers to the challenge of knitting with yarn so slippery it does not knot, on slippery needles. Fortunately, I that did not happen at all.

Highway To Hell Scarf

Made from a ribbon yarn laying around my room/workshop and glitter yarn from the raffle basket, won by Rosa at the June 2018 El Segundo Slipt Stitchers guild meeting, and gifted to me.

Dimensions: 64-inch length x 5-inch width ending & 3-inch beginning

Yarn

Unknown 1

Care: Hand wash in cold water with mild liquid soap. Do not rub or twist. Rinse several times in cold clear water. Do not wring. Dry flat away from heat. +
Color: Brown-Gold *
Content: Metallized Polyester? Cupro Rayon? Lurex? &
Weight: 1, Lace ^

Unknown 2

Care: Hand wash in cold water with mild liquid soap. Rinse several times in cold clear water. Dry flat away from heat. +
Color: Off-White *
Content: ?
Weight: 5, Bulky ^

Unknown 1 represents the brown-gold glitter yarn and Unknown 2 represents the braided ribbon/tape.

Highway To Hell

+ instructions from another ball of glitter yarn
* suggested by Hooker Leo
& fibers in another ball of glitter yarn
^ suggested by Hooker Leo

Stairway To Heaven: Highway To Hell

It’s official…I’ve left the Stairway To Heaven for the Highway To Hell.

I embarked last night while creating a magic ball from the last of the yarn remnants from the raffle basket, gifted to me by Rosa at the 2018 June El Segundo Slipt Stitchers guild meeting. While creating the ball one of the yarn remnants had a glitter yarn! This was my opportunity to separate the glitter yarns I had acquired, and coincidentally, the thicker glitter yarn I had less of, I was able to incorporate into the magic ball.

Bonus!

I was able to incorporate this ribbon yarn that I had previously decided to re-gift back to the guild raffle because the ribbon is so slippery, knots come undone…even with the second glitter yarn twist-plied with it.

My Solution: long tail cast on. I am hoping I some at the guild may have a solution on how to secure, otherwise, I suppose I could secure the tail by sewing.

I am working a 1×1 Rib, which I love because it adds cushiness.