Mr. Melody

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

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Rio

“Just like that river twisting through a dusty land…

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Candy Perfume Girl

The Names

Candy Perfume Girl by Madonna

This is the pimp hat, I had pictured in my head, but this miniature baby pimp hat is so damn cute!

The Hats

Dimensions: 7.5 (H) x 5 (D) x 11 (W) x 16 (C); Toddler;: 26-18 inch circumference
Pattern: Itty Bitty Beach Bum Hat by Kiel Lemon

The Yarns

Unknown Red
Color: Ruby*; Content: Man-made fiber**; Weight: 5, Bulky***

Knitting Yarn
Color: Unspecified; Content: 100% Polyester; Weight: Unspecified

The Unknown Red is so fuzzy, making the hat so soft.

* Color Name per Hooker Leo
** Presumed per Hooker Leo
*** Estimated by Hooker Leo

Candy Perfume Girl

Red Hill Mining Town

The Name

Red Hill Mining Town by U2

The last “red” song in my music library. Unfortunately, I still have more of the red natural fiber yarn.

The Scarf

Dimensions: approximately 88-inch length x 2.5-inch width

This time I did, what I think is called – a brioche knit in a 1 x 1 rib.

The Yarn

Unknown Red, Orange, Pink 1, Pink 2, Mahogany, Taupe

All yarns burn tested. Unknown Pink 2 was the only yarn that was a man-made fiber; all others were natural fibers. Too bad I didn’t test before incorporating into scarf. Unfortunately, because I was in a dispassionate phase, I incorporated it despite being thinner than the other five yarns.

My apathy seems to be worsening as I continue to try and rid myself of this red yarn. I think adding to this is the fact that while I am crocheting/knitting for charity, I feel like I am crocheting/knitting without purpose. I think after I rid myself of this red yarn, I will work on something for me.

Designer Notes

First of all, I think I cast on and bound off wrong. I used both strands when I should have only used one color.

Red Hill Mining Town

Little Red Corvette

The Name

Little Red Corvette by Prince

Red!

The Scarf

I am trying to rid myself of all my scraps and odd balls, so I got all my DK and sport weight yarns and started crocheting. Nothing was working. Restarted about three times and got frustrated working with the beginning yarns. Then I had the idea of double-stranding.

Pretty challenging crochet, as the Unknown Red 1 yarn was bumpy and so was the pink. However, the red ran the entire length.

The Yarn

Unknown Pink: Man-made fiber
Unknown Magenta: Natural fiber
Unknown Red 1: Natural fiber
Unknown Red 2: Natural fiber
Unknown Carmine: Natural fiber

All yarns burn tested.

If memory serves, the Unknown Red 2 yarn is rayon from Netwon’s Yarn Country; I had used it previously on Holly Golightly (2011-2012), a shawl I gifted to Kathleen. Jeez! six years that scrap has been in my stash; well, it’s gone now!

Designer Notes

I was going to construct in single crochet only, but I notice my single crochet was creating a bias on the fabric. So I added double crochets and did not notice any change. Lightbulb! Do a second row of single crochet to counter act the first. As you can see the natural tendency is to twist. I think it’s related to the width.

The double crochets created lightness to a scarf whose heft is substantial.

Little Red Corvette