“…on end of the rainbow with a fortune to win; it’s so different from the world I’m living in…
“Just like that river twisting through a dusty land…
I was not happy with the thought of having to repeat the pattern over and over, plus I did not like the shape. So…about three days ago I frogged it.
This is the pattern now. Simple, mindless crochet. Perfect to finish this cone of yarn, which I am now considering as thread, size 10.
One Way Or Another: Inception
Objective: [One Way Or Another I was going to] turn a cone [ROCHELLE DYERS – PROD DATE: Jan 19, 1998 – LOT #: 1857 – COUNT: 1/16 – COL: FAIRWAY ROYAL – BLEND: A/P – P.O. #: MP11-14D] of 1-ply, natural fiber, thread into a 4-ply natural fiber thread to match a 3-ply, presumed natural fiber, grey thread.
I’ve spent more than half the morning trying to accomplish this.
Aiyaa! The minute the cake flew off the winder, I knew I was in trouble.
When my 2-ply cake thread broke, I resorted to winding a second cake.
Upon my final 4-ply, I kept pulling up clots, which at first I broke and knotted. After getting too many in succession, I figured I would just make a knobby thread, but that won’t match. I will just cut off excess.
The picture shows my waste on the left. I dare anyone to try untangling that much thread.
This will be my new carry-along project, which I will create with a simple repeating stitch and no pattern.
In the end, I discovered that the presumed natural fiber grey thread was actually a man-made fiber…aiyaa!
I started this project back on March 28, 2017 and just finished today, May 6, 2017. I knew I wanted to make a rectangular shawl and decided to keep it simple using single crochets in combination with treble crochets in a pattern. I also knew I would want to add fringe at either end.
The yarn is was from a cone whose origins are forgotten. Per a burn test the yarn turned out to be a natural fiber. At the time, and based on the texture of the yarn, I was leaning towards cotton/linen in maybe a thread or fingering weight. Now that I have washed it – which I do not recommend for future care – I noticed that my fringe began to felt together despite placing the item in a laundry bag. This plus the texture of the washed yarn, leads me to believe it might be wool now. The yarn bloomed into about a sport/dk weight and is so soft.
The project name – Holiday In Cambodia by The Dead Kennedys – is representative of the colors in the yarn. The measurements of the shawl are 59 (L) x 23 (W); 70 (L), including the fringe. I would like to sell this piece for USD $75.00.
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This is how this cowl started out, but I thought this purple was too bright and overpowering.
I could not find a deeper purple worsted in my stash, but came across some thread in the perfect color. I double-stranded the thread and I was liking the more muted highlights. The deeper purple really compliments the shifting hues in the Lion Brand Color Waves.
Project name – Deep Purple by The Osmonds – is related to the color of this project, is a reference to my youth and my first grade friend, the recipient of this gift.
Here is my recipe:
Yarn A: Lion Brand Color Waves (Fiber Content: 83% Acrylic, 17% Polyester; Yarn Color: 347 Purple Vista; Yarn Weight: 5, Bulky)
Yarn B: Brushed Thread (Fiber Content: Unknown [Cotton]; Yarn Color: Unknown [Purple]; Yarn Weight: [Thread])
Needle: US 10 – 6.0 mm
Provisional cast on 30 stitches with yarn A (bulky for me) on circular size 10 – 6.0 mm needle.
Slide stitches to opposite needle (needle you just knitted from).
Knit row with yarn B (thread for me)
skein tails should both be on same side…turn work
Repeat [PATTERN] to desired length
[ Knit row with yarn A (bulky for me)
Slide stitches to opposite needle (needle you just knittted from)
Knit row with yarn B (thread for me)
Skein tails should both be on same side…turn work ]
Knit 1 more row with yarn A (bulky for me).
Arrange stitches on needles for garter kitchener
Graft ends together with yarn B (thread for me)
Sew in ends
On da Hook: August 29, 2015
Off da Hook: August 30, 2012
Pattern: Pretty Pineapples by Judy Teague Treece
Yarn: Unknown (Fiber Content: Unknown [Cotton], Yarn Color: Unknown [White], Yarn Weight: Thread)
Hook: US 7 – 1.5 mm
Dimensions: 14 inch diameter
A friend asked me to make her a doily to set under the vase on her dining room table. I figured I could whip this up real quick, so I set to crocheting yesterday. Unfortunately, what should have been done in one day took two because of the extreme humidity and heat we have been experiencing; using too small a hook didn’t help. I am not sure what happened – most likely tension – but I am not crazy that the fan tails (the beginning portion, extending from the center; they look smooshed. I am also not crazy about the jog-space in the center. The pattern is well written, but those treble crochet clusters got old fast.
I love pineapples; that’s why I picked this pattern. The project name – Pineapple Princess by Annette Funicello – should be obvious.