Show Me

The Name

Show Me by Pretenders

Random selection from my music library

The Jacket

Destination: Charity; Pattern: Garter Stitch Baby Jacket by Nancy Elizabeth Munroe; Size: 0-6 Months

Looks like I needed someone to “show me” about tension…ugh! I love the colors and the blocking!

Easy pattern, no seaming. I was using aluminum DPNs on the sleeves, but after the second time falling out, I switched to circulars. Too bad, because now I have a seam at the needle joins. Oh well, at least one is under the arm.

Oh, and I am missing the neck button.

The Yarn

Online Linie 10 Beta
Color: 01; Content: 100% Cotton; Weight: DK

Online Linie 10 Beta
Color: 98; Content: 100% Cotton; Weight: DK

Mink, Schmink

The Name

Mink, Schmink by Eartha Kitt

I loved this song when I discovered it; I still do. The pink yarn used in this scarf was the inspiration for this name.

The Scarf

Dimensions: 82 x 6 inches

Worked brown: purl, knit; pink: knit purl, alternating colors every two passes. Surprisingly, I ended up with a different feature color on either side.

The Yarn

Unknown Pink
Color: Purrfect Pink*; Content: Unknown; Weight: 4, Worsted+

Unknown Brown
Color: Cafe con Leche*; Content: Unknown; Weight: 4, Aran+

Mink, Schmink

* color assignment per Hooker Leo due to missing yarn label
+ yarn weight estimation by Hooker Leo due to missing yarn label

Brokenhearted

Brokenhearted

The Name

Brokenhearted by K. D. Lang

I have been told – twice now – that this cowl looks very christmassy. While I have to admit that it does, I named it Brokenhearted because that is how I was feeling during the knit.

Brokenhearted

The Cowl

Dimensions: 11-inch diameter x 20-inch height

Ever since this cold weather set in, I have needed more protection while crocheting/knitting so I decided to make a longer cowl that I could pull up over my head.

Knit in garter.

Brokenhearted

The Yarns

Teddy Bear
Color: 001 White; Content: 95% Acrylic, 5% Polyester; Weight: 5, Bulky+

Lion Brand Homespun
Color: 375 Candy Apple & Passion Pink*; Content: 98% Acrylic, 2% Polyester; Weight: 5, Bulky

Unknown Grey
Color: Xmas*; Content: Unknown; Weight: 6, Super Bulky+

Teddy Bear is left over from Under The Bridge; Homespun is left over from Poison Arrow; and Unknown Grey is exactly that.

Brokenhearted

+ Weight designation not available, estimated by Hooker Leo
* Color name not available, assignment by Hooker Leo

Flowers On The Wall

The Name

Flowers On The Wall by The Statler Brothers

While the first thought that came to mind was Gryffindor, but in keeping with my naming conventions, I went with Flowers On The Wall, as the colors remind me of a sunflower.

The Scarf

Dimensions: 4 x 64 inches

Knit cast-on of nine stitches, worked in garter, alternating colors every two rows throughout. I might add fringe as I have an excess of yellow.

The Yarn

Lion Brand Hometown USA
Color: 219 Norfolk Merlot & 158 Pittsburgh Yellow; Content: 100% Acrylic; Weight: Super Bulky

I love this yarn for it’s softness and twist/ply. However, I won’t buy again unless I check the yardage. I had the yellow from a friend donation. I went JOANN‘s to buy a complimentary color. I did not notice until I got home that the yardage was different on the new skein: 64 merlot yards versus 84 yellow yards.

The perfect comment on modern economics: the cost of stuff keeps going up and they are giving us less. Disgusting!

Flowers On The Wall

Masquerade

The Name

Masquerade by Berlin

A random feeling…I had a mental association between the deep pink and olive green of this scarf – so dark the green at one point where it becomes wood brown – leading me to a masquerade ball in New Orleans where the wisteria hangs from the boughs of big indigenous trees.

The Scarf

Dimensions: 58 x 3 inches

Knit-cast-on 10 stitches and worked in garter to desired length, double-stranded where necessary to maintain yarn weight. Scarf to be donated to charity via the El Segundo Slipt Stitchers.

The Yarn

Unlabeled balls of yarn obtained from either CSNanaCat or the El Segundo Slipt Stitchers knitting guild.