Someone To Call My Lover

The Name

Someone To Call My Lover by Janet Jackson.

Random match.

The Hat

Size: Toddler!
Destination: Charity

As I approach mental block, I improvised a matching hat for Baby, You’re Mine. The designer of Ophrys cowl, on which Baby, You’re Mine is based, showed a matching hat on her blog. One look and I knew it was another gather-top; not a fan.

I didn’t know how to pass the crown increases with the Glover Stitch, so I used single crochet. Unfortunately, I made my crown smaller than I had aimed. Oh well, they are going to charity and there’s no guarantee they’ll stay together.

The Yarn

Caron Simply Soft
Color: Ocean; Content: 100% Acrylic; Weight: 4, Aran

Unknown Turquoise
Color: Truly Turquoise**; Content: Acrylic***; Weight: 4, Worsted****

Done! These yarns have been exhausted.

* Based on Hooker Leo yarn experience
** Assigned by Hooker Leo
*** Presumed by Hooker Leo
**** Estimated by Hooker Leo

Baby, You’re Mine

The Name

Baby, You’re Mine by Basia

The song playing at the commencement of this post.

The Cowl

Dimensions: 11 (W) x 9.5 (H) inches
Pattern: Ophrys Cowl by Jenniefer Andersson
Destination: Charity

Found this pattern by going to the last search page on Ravelry and paging backwards. I like the texture, and then was more pleased to learn it was a new stitch: Glover Stitch. Despite, my crocheting the stitch wrong, I still like it.

The Yarn

Caron Simply Soft*
Color: Ocean; Content: 100% Acrylic; Weight: 4, Aran

Unknown Turquoise
Color: Basia**; Content: Acrylic***; Weight: 4, Worsted****

I just picked up on the fact that Ravelry classifies this yarn as aran; highly doubtful on my part. I am pretty sure the other is a Cascade Pacific yarn; in the my mind I can picture it in the store I used to work in. I just could not match color on their website.

* Presumed by Hooker Leo
** Assigned by Hooker Leo, due to missing yarn label
*** Presumed by Hooker Leo
**** Estimated by Hooker Leo

 

Don’t Stop Me Now

The Name

Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen

Happened to be playing when I started recording this skully.

The Skully

Actual Dimensions: 7 (W) x 6 (H) inches
Pattern Dimensions: 15-16” (C); 6” (H), 3-6 Months
Pattern: Emma Beanie by Ashley Leither

I got the height right if I was supposed to measure from the top of the head versus the last increase round, but the circumference I ended up with should fit a tween (11-12 year old). Not a fan of her patterns using a J-hook with worsted weight. Pattern is well written, minus measuring definitions.

The Yarn

Caron Simply Soft*
Color: Ocean; Content: 100% Acrylic; Weight: 4, Worsted

Unknown Turquoise
Color: Succulent**; Content: 100% Acrylic; Weight: 4, Worsted

* Presumption based on Hooker Leo experience
** Named by Hooker Leo due to missing label

 

Blue Savannah

The Name

Blue Savannah by Erasure

This is one of my anthems. I just love the crescendos in this song and Erasure always has such interesting bridges; besides, “it has a good beat that you can dance to.” 😀

Blue Savannah

The Scarf

Dimensions: 94.5 x 6.5 inches

Cast on thirty one stitches and worked arrowhead lace from this excellent online tutorial. After about four pattern repeats, I had the pattern committed to memory, so it was a fairly easy knit. The length of the scarf was determined by the amount of yarn – used up entirely to avoid any scraps.

This will be a gift for my primary care physician, who deserves more than this for putting up with me, especially when I am enraged.

Not a consideration when I began, but I hate the way stockinette knitting curls up. This lace design has spines which enforce the curling by folding. I steamed it and it helped. I didn’t want to get carried away and end up melting the acrylic.

Lastly, when I received the yarn it was a donation in a box with some other stuff. When I opened the box, I was hit with a cigarette smoke bomb. Even as I write this, I can smell it all over again. I hate the thought of washing lace, so I took it over to my mom and asked her to smell the scarf: she smelled nothing, so I just gave it a good steaming. The box with the other yarn is outside airing out!

The Yarn

Viana Perla DK
Color: 189 [Tourquoise*]; Content: 82% Acrylic, 15% Wool, 3% Polyester; Weight: DK

This yarn is gorgeous, but a pain to work with because of all the hairy fibers and their ability to lock on to each other, making tinking/frogging more difficult. And believe me, with lace there is always one occasion to frog and many to tink. The one good point about this yarn: you don’t have to worry about your tails unraveling!

Blue Savannah