Mr. Melody

“you’re on my mind constantly, and I think of you the whole day long…

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There But For The Grace Of God

The Name

There But For The Grace Of God by Machine

One of my all-time favorites!

The Skully

Size: Adult, 22-24 circumference
Pattern: Simple Seed Stitch Beanie by Kirsten Holloway
Destination: Charity

Pattern easy to follow. Advanced techniques. Beautiful hat. Supposed to give mine to charity, but it fits so snug and looks so handsome and…

The Yarn

Unknown Green/Blue
Color: Faraway Dreams*; Content: Acrylic**; Weight: 4, Worsted***

Even without a label, some yarns you just know. This time I am pretty sure this yarn was Caron Simply Soft; I just did not want to call it because I don’t know if, by now, there may be a copy cat out there.

* Per Hooker Leo
** Presumed by Hooker Leo
*** Estimated by Hooker Leo

There But For The Grace Of God

 

That’s The Way Of The World

The Name

That’s The Way Of The World by Earth, Wind & Fire

The name says it all, having come first this time. One of my favorites, from an old-time favorite band.

That's The Way Of The World
That’s The Way Of The World

The Slouch Skully

Dimensions: 12-inch (D) x 14-inch (H)
Pattern: Pokeball Slouch Beanie by Black Cat Crochet

This skully fits snuggly enough; I am wondering if it is the single crochet. As you can tell from the pictures, the skully is slouching; and I had nothing to do with that slouch – no manual positioning.

Just not crazy about the colors; definite charity donation. However, for the purposes of this post it is serving it’s purpose, in addition to a hoodie from my sweatshirt.

That's The Way Of The World

The Yarns:

Unknown Pink/White Variegate

Color: Clefable*; Content: Unknown; Weight: 4, Worsted**

Unknown Green

Color: Oddish*; Content: Unknown; Weight: 4, Worsted**

Unknown Pink Solid

Color: Clefairy*; Content: Unknown; Weight: 4, Worsted**

I am pretty sure all yarns were acrylic, but neither did I burn test them.

That's The Way Of The World

* color names per Hooker Leo
** Weight denominations estimated per Hooker Leo

 

Troublemaker

Troublemaker

The Name

Troublemaker by Weezer

Props for posting a music video!

This was almost named The Devil Went Down To Georgia, but then Troublemaker came on. As I was listening to the lyrics, I began to identify, which, again, made me feel prophetic, melancholic, nostalgia. This of course just intensified my feelings, as I took the lyrics to heart and realized the reason for my loneliness.

I’m a troublemaker, never been a faker
Doing things my own way and never giving up
I’m a troublemaker, not a double-taker
I don’t have the patience to keep it on the up

Troublemaker

The Slouchy Skully

Dimensions: 11 x 11 inches
Pattern: The Hadley Slouch by Olive+Brook

Apparently, I had this pattern open on my iPad. Why not.

Well, before I even finished my crown, I began to worry as I was exceeding the normal size crown I usually make: 5-5.5 inch diameter, which allows for a negative 2-inch ease for snugness. I checked my guage and I was spot on. I convinced myself to carry on with the pattern, as that was my initial goal: to get rid of all my unlabeled yarn and hats are fast.

The pattern specifies…

The hat should fit a young teen to a woman (20” to 22”) as this hat has a nice stretch to it

As I have a 23-inch head, I incorporated some allowance for a looser fit because I always reserve the right to keep something if I really like it – instead of giving it to charity.

Chorus: :D

It seemed to loosen up more each time I tried it on, however, it wasn’t slouching the way I wanted it to. I crocheted on – just follow the pattern being my mantra. When I got to the brim, I couldn’t take it anymore. I had to break free and improvise, so…

  1. started the brim in the back loop for more of a distinction between the hat and the brim
  2. I tried an improvised rib of aligned, alternating front loop and back loop single crochets

As I approached the end of the brim, I even tightened my tension for more snugness.

It fit’s my 23-inch head okay. My niece-in-law was visiting, so I asked her to put it on. She was also satisfied with the fit, and she has long hair.

Regarding the slouch, perhaps a little bit more height? The crochet tension? Bigger hook? Crochet fabric versus knitted fabric?

I found my 8 DPNs so I may be knitting some hats also.

Troublemaker

The Yarn

Unknown Red
Color: Slasher*; Content: Unknown+; Weight: 4, Worsted

Unknown Black
Color: Basher*; Content: Unknown+; Weight: 4, Worsted

* color designation by Hooker Leo due to missing label
+ presumed man-mad fibers, per burn test

Holding Back The Years

The Name

Holding Back The Years by Simply Red

Red!

Props to Simply Red for posting an actually music video for his music.

The Skully & Scarf

Scarf Dimensions: 72 x 5 inches
Skully Dimensions: 8 (H) x 10 (D) x 31 (C) inches

The set was crocheted out of nine different red worsted scraps. The scarf was crocheted using back loop half double crochets and the skully was crocheted using double crochets.

The odd thing is that I constructed the skully to fit my head, as I was not using a pattern. My head circumference is 23 inches. I already knew that the crown width should be about 7 inches, less a 2-inch ease: 5.5 inches. However, when I do the math – either based on flat measuring or crown width, the circumference keeps coming up 31 inches!

The 64,000 question is: how does a 31-inch circumference fit snuggly on my 23-inch head?

The Yarns

Unknown Worsted Red yarns were used for this set, all unlabeled. I think I can safely estimate the Red Hearts, but all others are unknown.

Holding Back The Years

Six Underground

The Name

Six Underground by Sneaker Pimps

Six colors!

The Scarf

Dimensions: 72 x 4.5 inches

Constructed in back loop single crochet, exhausting worsted yarn scraps.

The Yarn

Unknown Brown
Color: Cafe con Leche*; Content: Unknown; Weight: Unknown

Unknown Pink
Color: Purrfect Pink*; Content: Unknown; Weight: Unknown

Unknown Pink 2
Color: This Little Piggy*; Content: Unknown; Weight: Unknown

Unknown Blue
Color: Deep Blue Sea*; Content: Unknown; Weight: Unknown

Unknown Blue 2
Color: Blue-Tailed Skink*; Content: Unknown; Weight: Unknown

Unknown Blue 3
Color: Bruise*; Content: Unknown; Weight: Unknown

You might recognize the Unknown Brown and Pink from Mink, Schmink. All yarns fell into the worsted and aran yarn weight categories.

Six Underground

* color assignment by Hooker Leo due to missing yarn labels

Punishment For Love

The Name

Punishment For Love by Bronski Beat

Purple Haze was a lazy man’s choice for the first name, as there is a lot of purple in here – I am sure a whole skein/ball at least; and, I don’t remember when I made the scarf. After having to rename due to duplicate naming, I think I happened across the correct name for how I am currently feeling.

The Scarf

Dimensions: 3-3.5 (width) x 82 (length) inches

Crocheted with a K hook in back loop single crochet, double-stranding at times to maintain yarn weight.

The Yarn

Balls and scraps of yarn without labels.