“Blues stay away from me
Blues why don’t you let me be
Don’t know why you keep a hauntin’ me
“Blues stay away from me
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.
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?
Super Yarn Mart! Odd Balls
Color: Lemon Meringue*
Content: 100% miscellaneous odd lots of undetemined fiber content
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.
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
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
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. 🙂
New Project Name: Mystery Achievement Afghan
I figured out how to interlock crochet in-the-round!
I wrote down what I’ve done so far, which is good because I am liking the design and it will be measure of how well my documentation skills are for this new method in case I want to write a pattern up.
Today, I might play around with digital designing to see what I can come up with and then see if I might go a different direction for the actual piece…a mystery! 😀
The name of this project is spiritually related and inspired…I was listening to music from my library, while composing this post and my interlock crochet progress and the three songs that impressed themselves into my memory are Mystery Achievement by The Pretenders, Snowball by DEVO and Trust by Me’Shell Ndegéocello.
I did “achieve” something really big – a “mystery” to me: interlock crochet in-the-round!
And I didn’t lose a love – sardonically speaking, I never had one to begin with 😉
As I had decided on Mystery Achievement, Trust had started, confirming my choice, and which was another good name.
I knew there was something I was going to add: The yarn I have been using for this afghan development is Michaels Loops & Threads Impeccable (Fiber Content: 100% Acrylic; Yarn Colors: 01044 True Grey & 01011 Soft Taupe; Yarn Weight: 4, Worsted)
To Tink or Tech?
I did it!
Now, what am I going to make?
I have a bag of Schoeller + Stahl Portofino Soufflé I picked up along the way. I am thinking baby afghan due to color and yarn weight, right?
But because I don’t have a pattern, I don’t know how far each ball will go, so now I need to learn to interlock crochet in-the-round!
Which, I will have to teach myself!
Make it so!