“The moonlight, The music and you…
“I wouldn’t cry no pleasure in doing it, but there are those days the luxury ain’t too much…
Life’s Been Good by Joe Walsh
Random selection from my music library.
Dimensions: 7.5 (D) x 5 (H) – Child
Another basic double crochet skully.
Color: Pimento*; Content: Acrylic**; Weight: 4, Worsted***
Color: Olive*; Content: Acrylic**; Weight: 4, Worsted***
* Named by Hooker Leo ** Presumed by Hooker Leo *** Estimated by Hooker Leo
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.
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.
Unlabeled balls of yarn obtained from either CSNanaCat or the El Segundo Slipt Stitchers knitting guild.
Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield
The color of this yarn reminded me of the color of Regan’s vomit from the movie The Exorcist.
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.
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.
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.
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.
About The Yarn
Knit Picks Bare Stroll Fingering
Care: Machine wash gentle, tumble dry low
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
Content: 60% Superwash Merino Wool, 20% Silk, 20% Yak
Weight: 1, Fingering