What Have I Done To Deserve This?: Strip 1 Progress

“You went away, it should make me feel better…

I am determined to keep my legs elevated ALL DAY in hopes of alleviated severe inflammation, so I crocheted since awakening the last of the Caron One Pound from which I was crocheting the seed stitch. This leaves me five-and-a-half inches away from my goal, to finish the first strip

I have indicated, by use of yellow arrows, to indicate the amount of displacement between the Caron One Pound and the existing yarn. It does not appear as bad as it was when I had just finished the first end. Once I add the final two strips, I am now more sure it should all even out.

Time to break out the Red Heart Super Saver  I found at a yard sale last week.

What Have I Done To Deserve This?
What Have I Done To Deserve This?

What Have I Done To Deserve This?: Recommenced

What Have I Done To Deserve This?
What Have I Done To Deserve This?

I have returned to What Have I Done To Deserve This? , where I have frogged the three rows of dc I had completed and began with crochet seed stitch.

My latest, concentrated effort is the field of white crochet seed stitch. The current Caron One Pound (color: 501 White; Content: 100% Acrylic; Weight: 4, Aran) I am using seems a bit more on the aran side versus worsted of the original piece; although, I see no width-stretching that, I hope, will even out in the end.

While you can’t see it, my field is fairly even in width to the beginning striped piece. I am hoping to complete the 38 x 8.5 section before I go to sleep tonight.

What Have I Done To Deserve This? Schematic
What Have I Done To Deserve This? Schematic

Honky Tonk Angel’s Medley

“Blues stay away from me
Blues why don’t you let me be
Don’t know why you keep a hauntin’ me

Continue reading “Honky Tonk Angel’s Medley”

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

Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby: Bound Off

About The Project Name

Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby? by Dinah Washington [Rae & Christian Remix]

I was looking for a name that might match the print, but came across a baby reference first.

About Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby

Dimensions: approximately 28.5 inches square

I am surprised and pleased that approximately 258 yards of super bulky makes a decent size baby afghan. This is a tip to file under cost efficiency.

About The Pattern

Corner-to-Corner Baby Blankie by Shea Leonard

Extremely similar to Lion Brand Diagonal Baby Blanket, but easier.

About The Yarn

Bernat Baby Blanket

Care: Wash in water )not exceeding 30°C/86°F) on delicate setting. Do not Bleach. Tumble dry at low heat, on delicate setting. Do not iron or press. Do not dry-clean.
Color: 04616 Pitter Patter
Weight: 6, Super Bulky

Easier to knit, than crochet. K2TOGs not fun.

Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby Baby Blanket: Midpoint

Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby Baby Blanket: Midpoint

I made it to the midpoint yesterday, but was too lazy to post anything after all that knitting.

Hopefully, I will be able to finish today. While I’m at the computer, I’ll get the finishing pattern, set the computer to some Twilight Zone on Netflix and resume knitting.

Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby Afghan: On da Hook

Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby Afghan: On da Hook

Time to do some serious knitting with my big balls. 😀 😀 😀

This is actually one skein of Bernat Baby Blanket that I have divided evenly for my next project, which will involve increases with ball one and decreases for ball two. I received this skein from CSNanaCat’s recent de-stash. 🙂

I have found a pattern that is extremely similar to Lion Brand Diagonal Baby Blanket: Corner-to-Corner Blankie by Shea Leonard. I am going to use it because I like the beginning better.