Supermassive Black Hole: Off da Hook

“Oh baby, don’t you know I suffer?…

The Name

Supermassive Black Hole by Muse

This is the name this dark yarn inspired…who knew that when I finally got around to working with the yarn that it would match my restrained joy and magic of a new human connection. Like a friend says: “Be glad you are still capable of feeling “that.”

Supermassive Black Hole

The Hood

Dimensions: 15-inch diameter; 22.5-inch back-height; 10-inch neck height
Destination: My skull!
Pattern: Hoodie Cowl, designed by Jessie Rayot
Hook: US K/10 Hook
On da Hook: April, 21, 2019-November 9, 2019

What attracted me to this pattern was the cables, and to my surprise I had registered the pattern as a knit pattern in my head. I was pleasantly surprised to see that I would get more crochet cable practice. And even more surprise when I was able to pull it off with the yarn I was using.

The pattern is simple enough; calling for use of basic crochet stitches: single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, and a treble post crochet.

I love that the pattern call for the hood to be crocheted in-the-round Brilliant design! I’d like to make another with a smoothe-plied-yarn, showing off the cable more. Then again, they ain’t no one to be looking at the back my head…huff puff…enter supermassive black hole. Aiyaa!

Supermassive Black Hole

The Yarn

Lineapiu’ Italia S.p.a.
Color: 79366 NeroBlu; Content: Unknown; Weight: Unknown

Back in April 2019, I was fiddling with guage and I think I had decided on a US 10 needle. So when this popped up calling for bulky, I thought this yarn would be perfect, as the pattern calls for a bulky yarn. I hadn’t thought about cable presentation, neither in color or yarn texture.

Gosh! That whole bit about working with dark-colored yarn and being old is so true, if you are old. I kept wondering how I could be short stitches round after round. Not barring the fact that I need three prescriptions to see properly in general, much less two to knit and watch television, much less a pattern!

So, it turns out the yarn has a label inside the cone. Turns out to be an Italian designer. Probably manufactures own textiles. Of course, I finally find a sample card and all are merino wools; a burn test of this yarn hardly passed muster as a pure natural fiber product by my standards and based on my experience.

Supermassive Black Hole

I might soun like I’m in a bad mood, but I think I am working it out through my crocheting and knitting.

Author: A Hooker's World

Fiber artist, designer and instructor with over 30 years crochet experience and about 10 years knit experience.

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