“Down inside, don’t get caught with foolish pride…
Little L by Jamiroquai
Dimensions: 14.5 (D) X 14 (H) inches
This was supposed to be in my bar-front-loop stitch until I realized I was working in the round and therefore never seeing the back there the bar is…doh! Okay, so what is the fabric I am making…stockinette!? Then realize waistcoat stitch, but with a twist, and with my hyperflexed(?) wrist!?
LOVE the dense cushy fabric, softness of yarn and colors!
All Unknown, presumably acrylics. They were all little oddballs placed in a bag together; I picked up the bag from the meeting last month. Worsted to Aran weights, with an H-hook.
You Learn by Alanis Morissette
This was the best song title that I could “link” to this knit project. I chose this song title in relation to the fact that I “learned” something I didn’t know before, and re-learned something I did.
Dimensions: 66 x 4/5 inches
Cast on twelve stitches and work stockinette for three rows, alternated with reverse stockinette. I chose use this pattern from an old one I used before; the difference with this one is that there are no chevrons or zig zags…hmmm! I should be able to make zig zags.
Michaels Loops & Threads Links
Color: 12002 Rich Brown; Content: 74% Acrylic, 18% Wool, 8% Polyester; Weight: 5, Bulky
Color: Rumlestiltskin*; Content: Unknown; Weight: Lace*
This is where I “learned” something new. I learned that double-stranding a bulky and a lace, does actually add weight to the yarn – evidenced by the beginning five-inch width and ending with a four-inch width. However, it seemed that the second ball was a bit thinner also.
I re-learned the need to alternate two multicolor yarns of the same color to avoid different pooling patterns.
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.
Thank You by MKTO
Happened to be playing while I was trying to come up with a name for this scarf. Great anthem!
Dimensions: 4 x 73 inches (approximate)
20 Stitches knit in-the-round, using magic circle technique, involving double-, triple- and quadruple-stranding.
Unlabled, scrap yarn from the El Segundo Slipt Stitchers knitting guild.
Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
When I had originally begun this scarf, it was going to be a mish-mosh of yarn scraps, but as time progressed, it decided to make it uniform. The glitter is what led me to thinking about a stairway (chevrons) to heaven.
Dimensions: 43-inch (L) x 4-inch (W)
As you can see from the previous blog posts, this scarf has undergone several changes to make it to completion, and working on US size two needles, I am so happy to finally be done with this scarf.
The original pattern – Keeping Rosita Warm by Nadia Severns – called for stockinette; I changed to garter so my scarf would lay flat. I was please that the stitch pattern converted as well.
Care: Hand wash in cold water with mild liquid soap. Do not rub or twist. Rinse several times in cold clear water. Do not wring. Dry flat away from heat.
Color: 101 (Black+) and 134 (Dark Fairy+)
Content: 40% Metallized Polyester, 60% Cupro Rayon
Weight: 0, Lace
Pretty glitter yarns. The black was a different ply and kept separating easier, which is not good. The dark fairy colorway knit better.
+ suggested color name, per Hooker Leo
Union of the Snake by Duran Duran
Based on the tube shape of the project/yarn and the fact that I joined it to prevent frayed ends.
Union Of The Snake Cowl
Rosa had won – again – another raffle at the El Segundo Slipt Stitchers guild meeting this month. I was surprised when she gifted the basket to me. Inside was a ball of rainbow yarn(?) that caught my eye. I pulled it out and examined it. I was not sure if this was a cable yarn or a felted project.
My first thought was to inert my hand through the center and open it up. That made such a difference, but eventually, the open reverted back to a close, though not as much.
I then asked mom to sew the frayed ends together, making a cowl. She took too long. I took the scarf back and tried to bind off the ends for neater seaming. OMG! Bad idea. A project the originally took fifteen minutes was not entering the fourth hour. After four hours of unravelling, I discovered that it was actually four strands of yarn knitted together, though for which final end – yarn or project – I could not tell you. Maybe I might find out at the next guild meeting.
After reknitting only one end. I did not have enough yarn to bind off. Went into my stash and found some mohair. Wet felted to join and continued with bind off. My mohair was not as fine as what had been used and I was not liking the bind off edge. Undid the bind off.
I finally took the ending tails and sewed a seam with them. However, by this time with so much working of the yarn, I had stretched out the end and it did not match the opposite end. I stopped caring, making the decision that this would be mine because despite charity crochet/knitting, I would never donate something I would not wear myself. Hey! Did I just contradict myself?
I would have preferred a wider knit, which leads me to believe it was a cable yarn.
Oh wait! I forgot to mention my final brilliant idea: I decided to turn the tube inside out. If this piece had been shorter, it might have been easier and taken less time. Add two more hours.
Finally, my tv table is a disaster area from all the tools I used to complete something that should have been so easy: set of straight needles because I forgot this was knit in the round; two sets of circular for knitting in the round, tapestry needle for undoing bind off and seaming, scissors for trimming frays. I dread putting everything back in it’s place.
And then there is Mojo, who craves so much attention at the wrong times.
AGH! So glad to be done.
Dimensions: 2-4-inch diameter x 3 inch width
Don’t know if it was a cable yarn or a felted knitted project – accidental or not. The fact that it felted leads me to believe it was natural fibers, and because of this I did perform a burn test. Ultimately, it doesn’t matter, I am keeping it!