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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: 😀

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

Harmony/I Got It: Off da Hook

The Name

Harmony/I Got It by Jayne Edwards

Harmony for the coincidental color blocking and I Got It for my knowledge of creating the small V cable I had see in some other project.

The Scarf

Dimensions: 5-5.5inch width x 78-inch length

A very simple cable scarf. I think I would figure out – maybe – a slanted cable for the borders – or maybe a twisting cable…yes.

The Yarn

Newton’s Yarn Country Brushed Acrylic
Color: Baker’s Twine+; Content: 100% Acrylic; Weight: 4, Worsted

Red Heart Super Saver Solids
Color: Kelly Green; Content: 100% Acrylic; Weight: 4, Worsted

Red Heart Super Saver Solids
Color: 367 Spring Green; Content: 100% Acrylic; Weight: 4, Worsted

All other yarns unlabeled scrap yarns. I am not sure – now – as to whether the yarns used are from natural or man-made fibers. I saw some natural fiber burnt ends, but can’t vouch for anything. However, I will say that the softness of this scarf – for the most past – is pretty amazing…or my fingers are more numb than I suspect.

+ color designation assigned by Hooker Leo

Harmony/I Got It

 

Rehumanize Yourself: Off da Hook

The Name

Rehumanize Yourself by The Police

Originally, these squares were going to be seamed into an afghan for charity, hence the name: a wish for the recipient.

The Pet Pads

You might be able to tell from the squares with excessive white borders that I was going to seam them together with white yarn. Because they were all different yarn weights, gauges, and sizes, I got too frustrated and chose to make pet pads instead. Still I had to do some frogging, adding, adjusting.

I got to say this is not the first time I have seamed together someone else’s work. It is not fun! I will never do this again.

The Yarn

I received the squares from the El Segundo Slipt Stitchers September meeting and agreed that I would seam them together into an afghan. Because they were already made, I have no idea what yarns were used; however, I can tell you that I noticed guard hairs and some of the yarns were extremely soft, indicating natural fibers. The majority , I am sure, were man-made fibers.

Rehumanize Yourself
Rehumanize Yourself: The Other Side

Money Can’t Buy It

The Name

Money Can’t Buy It by Annie Lennox

I had originally used the name Money Can’t Buy It on a project I was going to begin for myself. After I had named the project I came up with a better name; that’s when this name became available. When you think about it this name is more appropriate for this charity scarf because you don’t need money to buy it! <Wink>

The Scarf

Dimensions: 4 x 64 inches (approximate)

This scarf will be donated to Interval House via the El Segundo Slipt Stitchers.

The Yarn

Unknown Red 1

Color: Elmo*
Content: Man-made, per burn test
Weight: Worsted?

Unknown Red 2

Color: Dusty Scarlett Lady*
Content: Man-made, per burn test
Weight: DK?

Lang Lucia

Color: 741.0034?; Celestial Ascension*
Content: 28% Viscose, 27% Viscose-Bamboo, 24% Nylon, 19% Cotton, 2% Polyester
Weight: DK?

Unknown Blue 2

Color: Snow Tiger
Content: Man-made, per burn test
Weight: Worsted?

I think Unknown Red 1 was a nylon/microfiber mix of some kind; non-furry portion was very stretchy. I liked it.

Can’t say the same thing for Unknown Red 2: I was not crazy about the glitter portion; it actually looked crinkled. Then, these furry puffs started appearing and I my opinion began to raise. My joy was short-lived as I discovered that they broke off when I pulled them through the knitting. To make matters worse, you can see the level of break-down on my t-shirt.

Money Can't Buy It

I thought I had bought the Lang Lucia from Needlepoints West, but the label says L’Atelier, so I don’t know where I obtained the yarn, but I love then the label is available.

Unknown Blue 2 was found in my stash.

Hooker Notes

I knit cast-on twenty stitches and continued in garter, changing yarns on the same side every time.

* Color assignations per Hooker Leo, absent yarn label

 

Be Still My Beating Heart

The Name

Be Still My Beating Heart by Sting

This was originally named The Bottom Line – a random selection from my music library – but at the last minute, influenced by the stitch design, I switched.

The Afghan

Dimensions: 39 x 21 inches

The Yarn

Newton’s Yarn Country Brushed Acrylic

Color: Pearl Green*
Content: Man-made fiber, per burn test

Color: Blue Baker’s Twine*
Content: Man-made, per burn test

The weights of both yarns are estimated. Finally dug the rest of this stuff out from my stash. I had used it previously on Summertime Blues.

Hooker Notes

I saw an cable accent on The Crochet Crowd Cable Bag that I wanted to incorporate, but could not figure it out. My accent is deeper and perhaps, even more involved. Still after working on different variations over 24 hours, I am happy and on my way to completing it.

Looks like I only got half an afghan from my leftovers. I would add different yarns just to get a full size – per my standards, but that never goes well. I figure end it now. It could be used as a lapghan for some old man/woman.

I notice again – on a rectangular piece that my tension tightens as I near the end. I attribute this to being over cautious against to tight a foundation chain, and then continuing with loose tension until I am on automatic.

On da Hook: 2018-09-19
Off da Hook: 2018-09-22

* Color assignations per Hooker Leo, absent yarn label

der Kommissar

The Name

der Kommissar by Falco

Random selection from my music library.

The Square Motif

Feeling more secure with my intuitiveness, I did not use stitch markers this time, relying on my counting skills alone. I still am not “square.” Again, can I blame the different weights?

The spinal improvements where single slip stitches with the new color only. I think the only way to really alleviate that is to leave the last stitch live for old color. Will investigate with next square.

The Yarn

Mixed unidentified yarns.