Next To You

“What can I do? All I want is to be next to you…

The Name

Next To You by The Police

If I was born only 1-2 pounds, I’d certainly want to be getting next to someone for some heat and comfort.

The Skullies

Pattern: Harris Preemie Hat designed by Michelle Stalker
Sizes: 6-8 pound and 1-2 pound preemies
Destination: Charity

Maybe I shouldn’t have used a tape yarn, but at least the single cake is gone.

The Yarn

Wisdom Bamboo Splash
Color: 109; Content: 100% Bamboo; Weight: 3, DK

Hole In My Life

The Name

Hole In My Life by The Police

Random song title from my music library.

Hole In My Life

The Skully

Dimensions: 3 year old (modified)
Destination: Charity
Pattern: Hat with Bow by Tracie Faulkenberry

Pressed flat, the beanie dome is visible and dominant; however, a little fluffing will reveal a pillbox flavor. I could not try on to see how it lies on the head, but I am not liking the harsh stitch difference. If you are noticing “worms” in the crochet fabric, that is on me; it never occurred to me that hiding my tails behind the front post double crochets would have looked much nicer.

Hole In My Life

The Yarns

Unknown Green
Color: Seagrass*; Content: Acrylic**; Weight: Worsted***

Unknown Brown
Color: Sand*; Content: Acrylic**; Weight: Worsted***

Unknown Blue 1
Color: Miami Skies*; Content: Acrylic**; Weight: Worsted***

Unknown Blue 2
Color: Horizon*; Content: Acrylic**; Weight: Worsted***

Unknown Whites
Color: Art Deco*; Content: Acrylic**; Weight: Worsted***

* At Hooker Leo's discretion
** Presumed by Hooker Leo
*** Estimated by Hooker Leo

Rehumanize Yourself: Off da Hook

The Name

Rehumanize Yourself by The Police

Originally, these squares were going to be seamed into an afghan for charity, hence the name: a wish for the recipient.

The Pet Pads

You might be able to tell from the squares with excessive white borders that I was going to seam them together with white yarn. Because they were all different yarn weights, gauges, and sizes, I got too frustrated and chose to make pet pads instead. Still I had to do some frogging, adding, adjusting.

I got to say this is not the first time I have seamed together someone else’s work. It is not fun! I will never do this again.

The Yarn

I received the squares from the El Segundo Slipt Stitchers September meeting and agreed that I would seam them together into an afghan. Because they were already made, I have no idea what yarns were used; however, I can tell you that I noticed guard hairs and some of the yarns were extremely soft, indicating natural fibers. The majority , I am sure, were man-made fibers.

Rehumanize Yourself
Rehumanize Yourself: The Other Side

Canary In A Coalmine Shrug

Canary In A Coalmine Shrug
Crochet Shrug (front)

On da Hook: December 9, 2016
Off da Hook: December 10, 2016
Pattern: Sonata Shrug By Melissa Mall
Yarn: Red Heart Sport (Fiber Content: Acrylic, Yarn Color: 0230 Yellow, Yarn Weight: 3, Sport/Light)
Hook: US J – 6.00 mm
Dimensions: 32.5 (W) x 20 (H) inches

Having finished another UFO by the name of Crickets Sing For Anamaria, I decided to crochet a gift for my new BFF (best friend forever: Penny). I knew I could kick this out quickly, hoping to see her before I have to return the car. Actually, now that I think of it, I will continue to see her two days a week thanks to my generous cousin, but it’s doubtful I will see Penny on her birthday due to transportation issues.

Anyway, Penny told me her favorite color was yellow. I showed her yarn samples from my stash that I had available and to my surprise she picked the brighter color…YAY! I had done a search online for a shrug pattern, figuring following a pattern would be faster than trying to come up with something out of my head that I would like. I happened to find Sonata Shrug on Ravelry and liked it much. The pattern calls for sock, but I though the sport weight would work well enough. The only thing that might have made it drape more would be a bigger hook – US K – 6.5 mm. Oh well! I still love it.

The project name – Canary In A Coalmine by The Police – correlates to the color.

Canary In A Coalmine Shrug
Crochet Shrug (back)