Brokenhearted

Brokenhearted

The Name

Brokenhearted by K. D. Lang

I have been told – twice now – that this cowl looks very christmassy. While I have to admit that it does, I named it Brokenhearted because that is how I was feeling during the knit.

Brokenhearted

The Cowl

Dimensions: 11-inch diameter x 20-inch height

Ever since this cold weather set in, I have needed more protection while crocheting/knitting so I decided to make a longer cowl that I could pull up over my head.

Knit in garter.

Brokenhearted

The Yarns

Teddy Bear
Color: 001 White; Content: 95% Acrylic, 5% Polyester; Weight: 5, Bulky+

Lion Brand Homespun
Color: 375 Candy Apple & Passion Pink*; Content: 98% Acrylic, 2% Polyester; Weight: 5, Bulky

Unknown Grey
Color: Xmas*; Content: Unknown; Weight: 6, Super Bulky+

Teddy Bear is left over from Under The Bridge; Homespun is left over from Poison Arrow; and Unknown Grey is exactly that.

Brokenhearted

+ Weight designation not available, estimated by Hooker Leo
* Color name not available, assignment by Hooker Leo

6060-842

The Name

6060-842 by The B-52s

Random music library selection.

The Scarf

Dimensions: 4 x 72 inches

Long-tail cast-on eleven stitches. Worked garter, alternating colors every two rows, throughout.

Interesting that it matches Mergatroid’s top!

The Yarn

Universal Classic Chunky
Color: 60639 Petrol Blue; Content: 75% Acrylic, 25% Wool; Weight: 5, Bulky

Bernat Softee Chunky
Color: 28219 Seagreen; Content: 100% Acrylic; Weight: 6, Super Bulky

I have had the Universal yarn since I crocheted “Atlantis” back in 2011. This marks the last skein in my stash. However, I needed a complimentary color to make a charity scarf, so I headed over to JOANN Fabric & Crafts. I found the Bernat and went with it for color, figuring the different in weight would not affect the proposed scarf design.

Flowers On The Wall

The Name

Flowers On The Wall by The Statler Brothers

While the first thought that came to mind was Gryffindor, but in keeping with my naming conventions, I went with Flowers On The Wall, as the colors remind me of a sunflower.

The Scarf

Dimensions: 4 x 64 inches

Knit cast-on of nine stitches, worked in garter, alternating colors every two rows throughout. I might add fringe as I have an excess of yellow.

The Yarn

Lion Brand Hometown USA
Color: 219 Norfolk Merlot & 158 Pittsburgh Yellow; Content: 100% Acrylic; Weight: Super Bulky

I love this yarn for it’s softness and twist/ply. However, I won’t buy again unless I check the yardage. I had the yellow from a friend donation. I went JOANN‘s to buy a complimentary color. I did not notice until I got home that the yardage was different on the new skein: 64 merlot yards versus 84 yellow yards.

The perfect comment on modern economics: the cost of stuff keeps going up and they are giving us less. Disgusting!

Flowers On The Wall

Black Cow

The Name

Black Cow by Steely Dan

A black name for a black cowl.

The Cowl

Dimensions: 22-inch diameter x 5-inch width

Cast on 80 stitches with a knit cast on. Worked seed stitch for the entire skein. Purl bind off.

I was shocked that it did not measure up, diameter-wise, to the first one I created. I will concede the Lion Brand Jiffy Thick & Quick was thicker and more stiff. The Lion Brand Hometown USA is much softer and pliable.

However, the shorter length is still double-wrap-able.

The Yarn

Lion Brand Hometown USA
Color: 153 Oakland Black; Content: 100% Acrylic; Weight: 6, Super Bulky

Black Cow

What Difference Does It Make?

The Name

What Difference Does It Make? by The Smiths

I thought I was knitting along just fine and dandy until I noticed I had missed a stitch and thrown my seed stitch pattern off…grr! After making a stitch and resuming, my second thought was “what difference does it make?” No one will “see” the errors, especially with such a busy yarn?

The Cowl

Dimensions: 26-inch diameter x 5.5-inch width

Knit cast on 80 on a US 15-24-inch needle, and worked seed stitch throughout. Purl bind off.

The Yarn

Lion Brand Jiffy Thick & Quick
Color: 208 Rocky Mountains; Content: 100% Acrylic; Weight: 6, Super Bulky

What Difference Does It Make?

Gypsy Woman: Work In Progress

Having located my wool rug yarn when I found my acrylic rug yarn, I decided to make another felted bag. Wow! This stuff is super bulky, with a burlap-like texture that feels like a welcome mat. So bad that spit-joins don’t hold securely!

I also happened across a yarn I had recently purchased during the 2018 Los Angeles Yarn Crawl to support a local store; it turned out to be wool and required the same needle size. The last yarn was a light blue, braid yarn, similar to Wollhaus, but more crusty – most likely from age and smoke, as the person who gave it to me is a smoker; a burn test revealed it to be a natural fiber (wool?) also.

My plan is to create the fabric, the bag and then felt it! As I am a bit of a novice when it comes to felting, I am bit excited. Final destination of this bag also remains undetermined: charity, gift or me?

Under The Bridge: On da Hook

I saw the Caron Big Cake Carry-All Bag One Skein Wonder pattern in my All Crochet Patterns eNewsletter last week and really liked the design technique, involving a little bit of origami.

I dive into my stash revealed some acrylic rug yarn, most likely super bulky weight. Good opportunity to rid myself of it, but unsure about amount of super bulky yarns in my stash. I know I have some Lion Brand Homespun, but I think that is bulky. Oh well, I can always leave as a UFO until such time I acquire more super bulky yarns. It could happen…just read what happened with Like A Prayer.

I am crocheting this using a US K, which seems smaller than what one would normally use for super bulky; this leads me to believe I can use the LB Homespun, without checking.

Final distribution of this project remains undetermined, as to gift, self or charity.