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