Brother, Can You Spare A Dime: On da Hook

While in my stash looking for my rug yarns, I also found a bunch of old worsted wool skeins and thought it would be fun to create a felted bag. So using the same Caron Big Cake Carry-All Bag One Skein Wonder pattern, I began Brother, Can You Spare A Dime.

Once again the final destination of this bag remains undetermined: charity, gift or me!

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Pussycat Meow

The Name

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.

Yarn

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.

Pussycat Meow

Stray Cat Strut

The Name

Stray Cat Strut by Stray Cats

Another animal name for an animal product and because “I got cat class and I got cat style!”

The Cush Tush

Dimensions: 14-inch diameter

This time I was determined to work in double crochet for faster turnaround. Well I finished this one is less than a day, so that’s cool! I originally started with a square but have forgotten the formula for a square design, with no holes, in-the-round. Now that I’ve made a round one, I am thinking of different shapes; maybe a star one! Color selections were random reaches into my bag o’ scraps of worsted yarn.

The Yarn

Lion Brand Wool Ease
Color: Purple 147; Content: 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool; Weight: 4, Worsted

Feza Cayenne
Color: 01 ; Content: 40% Cotton, 49% Acrylic, 11% Nylon; Weight: 4, Worsted

Unlabeled Yarn Suspects

Red Heart Super Saver
Color: Turqua; Content: 100% Acrylic; Weight: 4, Aran

Caron Simply Soft
Color: Black; Content: 100% Acrylic; Weight: 4, Worsted

Stray Cat Strut Side 2

I apologize for my crappy photography; I can no longer remain still long enough for good focus.

Bread And Butter

The Name

Bread And Butter by The Newbeats

This was the closest I was able to associate with my music library, after searching yellow, plaid, gingham, square, checkers and finally butter.

The Afghan

Dimensions: 30 x 33 inches

This is my first plaid/gingham attempt. Being the king of scraps, I was had plenty of yellow scraps to work with. And because I like a challenge, even it is a coincidence, I am digging the gradients in this design: midtone: hue shift and undertone: light to dark – a gradi-plaid, ginghad, plaham?

The Yarn

Super Yarn Mart! Odd Balls

Color: Lemon Meringue*
Content: 100% miscellaneous odd lots of undetemined fiber content

Bucilla softex

Color: 26 [Butterscotch*]
Content: 100% Dupont Orlon Acrylic Fibre

All yarns were worsted/aran weights. I did not keep good track of the unlabeled yarns, as this was a learning project. All colors fall within the yellow-orange spectrum, including some self-named colors: Buttercup* and Gold.*

Below is the palette I worked from, incorporating lightest shades first.

Bread And Butter

Come Sail Away

The Name

Come Sail Away by Styx

Every time I look at this scarf my first association is sailor…sailor moon…Come Sail Away!

The Scarf

Dimensions: 58 x 3 inches

Cast on 16 stitches and worked in garter, alternating color every other complete (forward and backward passes) garter row. The spacing is created by using a lace weight yarn with a thicker worsted – or possibly DK – yarn.

The Yarn

Melrose Company Darella

Color: 117
Content: 60% Cupro Rayon, 40% Metallized Polyester
Weight: 1, Lace

Unknown White

Color: Pacific Crests*
Content: Unknown
Weight: 4, Worsted

I don’t know why the blue photographs so dark, but I finally managed to stage it under a light and get some glitterness. The white was one of those spongy yarns and I started knitting loosely, unsure how to use the yarn. As such, the beginning does not as neat as the end.

Come Sail Away
Come Sail Away

 

Mellow Yellow

The Name

Mellow Yellow by Donovan

The association should be evident: yellow scarf; yellow name.

The Scarf

Dimensions: 4 x 68 inches

Cast on 16 stitches. Knit in garter. I started alternating Red Heart and Schachenmayr every two rows for eight repeats. Next I alternated Unknown yellow with Red Heart, followed by Unknown yellow alt Schachenmayr, Unknown yellow alt Unknown brown, Unknown brown alt Schachenmayr; and then back down the spectrum, and then up one more time.

The Yarns

Red Heart Sport

Color: 0230 Yellow
Content: 100% Acrylic
Weight: 2, Sport

Schachenmayr nomotto Brazilia Lungo

Color: 222
Content: 100% Polyester
Weight: 5, Bulky

Unknown Yellow

Color: Butterscotch*
Content: 100% Acrylic
Weight: 4, Worsted

Unknown Brown

Color: Caramel*
Content: 100% Acrylic
Weight: 4, Worsted

Mellow Yellow

* Color name assignment per Hooker Leo, absent yarn label

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