“Animals strike curious poses…
“Any fool can think of words that rhyme…
“Just like that river twisting through a dusty land…
Shake The Disease by Depeche Mode
Chose for the viral texture the yarn creates.
Dimensions: 32 (wingspan) x 14 (depth) inches (approximate)
An experimental pattern that worked! Worked in stockinette stitch.
Obtained from the El Segundo Slipt Stitchers knitting guild – somehow – or was it from CANanaCat? Anyway, the previous owner had decided to double-strand a yarn – most likely labeled bulky on the label.
From my prior yarn store experience, I believe this yarn might be very old King Cole Opium: 54% Cotton, 42% Premium Acrylic, 4% Polymide. Between 198 Lilac and 3046 Wisteria, I am going with the latter.
I am not sure how to proceed in color on Lady Killer and thought I would put it out to you for some feedback.
As you can see, dark mauve is the dominant color. I began by using up the scraps of other acrylic and cotton yarns/threads to begin. Having exhausted all color-pertinent scraps, my original plan end with dark mauve/dark purple stripes, does not seem exciting to me anymore. I think I want to add more colors, but that could turn out bad.
So these are my only conceivable options:
- Resume with dark mauve because it is the dominant color and I want to end the cone
- Resume with dark purple, which would complete a manual gradient shift, and end with it despite technical difference in color
- Resume with dark mauve/dark purple striping, exhausting dark mauve and ending in dark purple block, if necessary
- Resume with dark mauve color block, end with dark purple color block
I think I am leaning towards option one because I love how Dark Lady came out with the reserved color stripes.
Little Bit O’ Soul by Music Explosion
Little Bit O’ Soul facilitated stitch development this time and – to me – relates to the meditative feelings from true prayer, and prayer let me to that feeling when it comes from your soul…joy!
As Like A Prayer and Church Of The Poison Mind are officially hibernating – one due to misplacement; the other due to lack of yarn to finish. So, as this is my third attempt at – what I have coined a prayer shawl: rectangular shawl/wrap with a repeating pattern; I added the repeating pattern part myself – I figured this was my chance to finally and actually finish a prayer shawl.
Dimensions: 14-inch width x 80-inch length (98-inch length)
Care: Recommendation is for dry cleaning, as fiber content is technically unknown.+ Suggested care would be cold hand wash, gently. Lay out or hang to dry.++
Thomas Hodgson and Sons Inc, Suncook
Color: 8 Mauve
Content: Natural Fiber, per burn test
This cone magically reappeared in my stash. This time I would finish a prayer shawl because I know I had enough yarn now and because I have changed my attitude towards my stash and just grab what’s next just to get rid of all this yarn.
Cast On: Multiple of 4
Boysenberry Stitch Pattern (developed by me, as far as I know)
Row 1: [k3, p] Repeat to end.
Row 2: [k, p3] Repeat to end.
Row 3: [k3, p] Repeat to end.
Row 4: [k, p3tog] Repeat to end.
Row 1: [p, k3] Repeat to end.
Row 2: [p3, k] Repeat to end.
Row 3: [p, k3] Repeat to end.
Row 4: [p3tog, k] Repeat to end.
Repeat 8 rows to end.
+ Kathy's Curvy Corner; KathysCurvyCorner.com; Fabric Types & Care Guide: Laundry, Labels and Tips ++ AHookersWorld.WordPress.com; Hooker Leo