I am going to The B-52’s concert in October, and if it’s not too hot, I can wear to the concert. Trism is one of my favorite songs.
Dimensions: approximately 74-inch length x 4-inch width
The scarf began from a bag o’ scarps I acquired somewhere. The bag also included black and white, but I did not have any fun fur in that color. Would’ve been nice to begin with one and end with the other. Oh well. The yellow was a final addition, forcing me to search my stash for both acrylic and fun fur in yellow, as well as the green fun fur and additional light light blue acrylic yarn.
All other yarns (Pink fur, Pink standard, Light Neon Blue standard, Green standard, Dark Yellow fur, Off-White fur, Yellow fur, Yellow standard,) are unknown, but I presume the standard yarns to be acrylics and the furs to be polyester like the Schachenmayr.
The way the gradient is hidden, but it is there equals strange magic.
About Strange Magic
I had started a previous item in a similar manner, but decided to 🐸 it and use that yarn in a project in hibernation. The technique I am using is similar to brioche, but horizontal. The first experiment began with knit cast on. Row 2 is worked knit in the same direction as the cast on, by sliding the fabric to the other side of a set of circular needles. Fabric is then turned and worked in the same manner. In short Knit/Knit.
For Strange Magic, I once again used two colors, but this time it did a Knit/Purl. Guess what? They look the same to me. I think I am in the area of illusion knitting because the gradient on yarn 1 is kinda hidden between the rows, yet still shows itself, depending on which angle you are viewing Strange Magic from.
The fabric is very slinky. If I wasn’t so lazy, I’d add a pink fur border on both sides. Oh stop! :D
Reclaimed from Feliz Navidad Wrap with a solid red trim. It was one of my first knit project made from fine wool. It never sold and has exceeded my profit margins I have frogged it now and reclaimed the wool for another project.
I was perusing my music library for a name when I came across this one, which related to the shawl by color – brick red.
Care: Machine wash cold. Tumble dry. Dimensions: 72-inch Wingspan x 27-inch Depth Value: USD $124.972018-08-14: removed from inventory; donated to charity
I do not like to block, especially curved items! Because this is made from acrylic fibers, I did not think I would need to, but discovered that even a good hand-stretching of the fabric helped. I suppose the benefit of my half-measures is a more crescent shape rather than half a circle.
The pattern called for approximately 980 yards on a US J Hook. I started with a J, but did not like it because I already crochet loosely, and I had a mess on my hands. I switched to an I-hook and figured I would crochet two skeins and compare where I am. After two skeins, I was short one pattern row – at least in my head, without referring back to the pattern.
Good feel. Been a while since I’ve worked with full-on acrylic. I had thought/hoped for longer color blends. The shawl body is made from two skeins of Premier Sweet Roll.
The border from some scrap yarn I had lying around. I did not think a border in the same multicolor yarn would be flattering, preferring to choose a solid color from the multicolor roll. Because I have yellowish light in my room, I did not see the colors accurately, though I was not far from my target color. To my trained eye there is too much of a difference; to the unobserving eye, it works.
Care: Machine Wash Cool, Lay Flat to Dry Dimensions: 40-inch wingspan x 14-inch depth Value: USD $117.00 – USD $17.00/yarn + $100.00/labor ($10.00/hr) Price:USD $68.00 Removed from stock; donated to charity
I only wish I had more Amazing yarn to make an even more amazing shawl. I improvised the pattern; had I been blessed with more foresight, I would have introduced a lace spine, but calculations were bogging me down.
My only other self-criticism would be the final border, which actually looks fine and actually works. I meant to gradually introduce the seed stitch and then begin the ribbing below a five-row seed stitch repeat versus beginning the rib below a one-row seed stitch repeat.
I knew I was knitting with smaller needles (US 6) when I started and was just too lazy to change to the correct size. I just wanted to start. At first, my tension was way tight, evidenced by cramping fingers. Once I relaxed, I zipped right along. I have finished only one other project as fast: Mojo’s Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Dog Sweater, back in 2011!
Wanting to add something different, and to avoid stockinette curling, I inserted some seed stitch followed, and ending, with one-by-one ribbing. Even though I contradicted my pattern planning, I am extremely happy with the finished project.
I am still working on Karma Chameleon afghan. I have sewn all the motifs together, bordered the afghan with one row of double crochet, and began sewing in the ends. I anticipate finishing tomorrow.
The next project will be a bag of some kind with the left over motifs, and then with the last of the larger motifs I plan on making another bag of some sort. Oo! Or maybe a cowl?
I am still not sure which designation to assign: ODDBALLS or charity or A Hooker’s World? It is made from unknown yarns, though I am pretty sure they are all manmade, so it does qualify for ODDBALLS. I did receive the unfinished project from a guild member, so I could donate it back to charity since I didn’t pay for any of the yarn. Lastly, as I finished it, I don’t think it would be terrible to try and make a profit first. With my new business plan, it will eventually go to charity if not sold.
It may seem slow-going, but with four doctor’s appointments this week, I think my progress is definite!
The yarn for this project was gifted to me by a friend from first grade, whom’s mother pass last year. I thought I would make something for my friend, but her favorite color is purple, not pink. :D
Please inform Mrs. Yamamoto (Kat’s mom) – if she doesn’t know already – that her yarn stash has been discovered and is being converted into something practical for Hooker Leo, who is ever grateful to have extra yarn with with to research and develop, and keep warm.
I had seen a stitch previously on YouTube that I intrigued me. It is called Serpentine Stitch. However, I did not visualize an item – except an afghan – that would satisfactorily incorporate the stitch pattern. This led to a little research and development…and I came up with this petal-like, scale-like, biased texture by alternating a one-stitch shift/yarn-color change every other row.
After seeing the difference in size between wear-by-my-mother and wear-by-myself, I would have to size down the item for pattern writing. So Cherish cowl will certainly be cherished by me, a WIP (work, in progress), as I develop a poncho type item that will keep me warm in my orange garage-apartment.