Life’s Been Good

The Name

Life’s Been Good by Joe Walsh

Random selection from my music library.

The Skully

Dimensions: 7.5 (D) x 5 (H)  – Child
Destination: Charity

Another basic double crochet skully.

The Yarn

Unknown Red
Color: Pimento*; Content: Acrylic**; Weight: 4, Worsted***

Unknown Green
Color: Olive*; Content: Acrylic**; Weight: 4, Worsted***

* Named by Hooker Leo
** Presumed by Hooker Leo
*** Estimated by Hooker Leo

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.

Tubular Bells

Name

Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield

The color of this yarn reminded me of the color of Regan’s vomit from the movie The Exorcist.

The Scarf

Twelve stitches worked in garter, slipping the first stitch and knitting the last stitch through the back loop on a US 10 needle. This item will be donated to charity.

The Yarn

Unknown

Care: Machine wash warm. Air dry. +
Color: Olive ++
Content: man-made fiber, per burn test
Weight: Bulky +++

Unlabeled, comprised of three different textures, which in my opinion, based on the color lend very much to vomit consistency. In all honest, the color could be denoted as gold, which I was not my first association. This latter association only dawned on me, using gold aluminum knitting needles. To seal the gold fate, I remember trying to find gold in Adobe Photoshop, favoring a darker yellow to an pale orange.

+ Suggested
++ Suggested
+++ Approximation

Over The Rainbow Shawl

Over The Rainbow Shawl | USD $183.56

About The Project Name

Over The Rainbow by Judy Garland from The Wizard of Oz

I just watched the video and started crying all over again. This song makes me so emotional for it’s lyrics, melody, performer’s tragic life, and it was the first thing I thought of when I saw the results of my own hand-dye job.

Over The Rainbow Shawl
Over The Rainbow Shawl

About The Over The Rainbow

Dimensions: 88-inch wingspan x 24-inch height
Price: USD $183.56

This has been quite a process and the race to finish only minorly screwed up my knitting on this shawl, most notably in the lace, which I had to learn how to knit from charts…AIYAA!

At first, the whole shawl was going to be the knit from the Knit Picks yarn, but after only one repeat of lace, I did not like how the lace design got lost in the yarn color. This is a known tenet that I thought might make and exception in my case – apparently not! 😀 At this realization, and after cofirming I could knit the stockinette field ad infinitum as long as I maintained a multiple of six, I decided to use the entire skein of Knit Picks for the stockinette field.

This left me with the dilemma of coming up with a complementary second color. I was fortunate enough to go shopping with Ms. Tia at Jennifer Knits and then to Needlepoints West. At Jennifer Knits, the yarn I loved was a celery but at USD $60.00/skein, that was not going to fly, as I haven’t even sold half of what I’ve made over the years and probably because of that, I am not rich. At Needlepoints West, it was the last skein I saw that fit my desired effect: I had seen the multicolor as a garden – perhaps Munchkinland – and the tonal brown yarn I found would resemble the garden trellis.

Over The Rainbow Shawl
Over The Rainbow Shawl

About The Yarn

Knit Picks Bare Stroll Fingering

Care: Machine wash gentle, tumble dry low
Color: Leonardo
Content: 75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon
Weight: 1, Fingering

Alexandra’s Crafts Black Butte

Care: No laundry care provided; consult a professional dry cleaner
Color: Olive
Content: 60% Superwash Merino Wool, 20% Silk, 20% Yak
Weight: 1, Fingering

Over The Rainbow Shawl
Over The Rainbow Shawl