“Oh no they can’t be teardrops for a man ain’t supposed to cry…
‘Cause the body goes Boom Boom Boom
Deep Ending by Deee-Lite
This scarf marks the end of the red natural fiber yarn that I had been trying to end.
Dimensions: 4 x 104 inches
This scarf is a mix of back look single crochet and filet crochet. The single crochet portions present similar to brioche: one color dominant on one side, a second color dominant on the other.
|Peter Pan Germantown Zephyr
|madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light
Color: 290 Medieval
|Classic Elite Imagine
Color: Purple Panic*
|Universal Merino XF Superwash
|Cascade Heritage Silk Paints
Color: 9942 Misty Blue
Damn! My aim was to use all natural fibers. I completely brain-farted on the Patons, but those mohair guard-hairs misled me.
The Cascade Heritage Silk Paints was double-twined with the Patons Lace and made for great coloration.
The Unknown Red is the yarn I have been trying so hard to rid myself of because of it’s crinkle / boucle texture.
I started in back loop single crochet, but thought the scarf might be too dense. I have this irrational fear that crochet is heavier than knitting; so much so that I feel the item I am crocheting may be cumbersome at times. So, I added sections of filet crochet to lighten it up.
I am amazed at some of the colorations in this scarf: the grey against the bright red and the blues/purples against the lighter reds of carmine and salmon.
I based my pattern repeat on nineteen rows; unfortunately, I ran out of red yarns and just ended it.
* All color designations assigned by Hooker Leo, absent yarn label
Brick By Boring Brick Shawl
Brick By Boring Brick by Paramore
I was perusing my music library for a name when I came across this one, which related to the shawl by color – brick red.
Care: Machine wash cold. Tumble dry.
Dimensions: 72-inch Wingspan x 27-inch Depth
Value: USD $124.97 2018-08-14: removed from inventory; donated to charity
I do not like to block, especially curved items! Because this is made from acrylic fibers, I did not think I would need to, but discovered that even a good hand-stretching of the fabric helped. I suppose the benefit of my half-measures is a more crescent shape rather than half a circle.
Jessica Shawl by Clare Sullivan
Clear, concise, creative.
The pattern called for approximately 980 yards on a US J Hook. I started with a J, but did not like it because I already crochet loosely, and I had a mess on my hands. I switched to an I-hook and figured I would crochet two skeins and compare where I am. After two skeins, I was short one pattern row – at least in my head, without referring back to the pattern.
Premier Sweet Roll
Color: 1047-04 Cherry Swirl
Content: 100% Acrylic
Weight: 4, Worsted
Good feel. Been a while since I’ve worked with full-on acrylic. I had thought/hoped for longer color blends. The shawl body is made from two skeins of Premier Sweet Roll.
The border from some scrap yarn I had lying around. I did not think a border in the same multicolor yarn would be flattering, preferring to choose a solid color from the multicolor roll. Because I have yellowish light in my room, I did not see the colors accurately, though I was not far from my target color. To my trained eye there is too much of a difference; to the unobserving eye, it works.