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Man! This catchy title thing is hard!

No FO’s today. I’m squirrelling away at a prototype for a new pattern and working a stashbusting pram blanket. My fingers have been giving me hell, so the blanket is crochet, just to break up the repetitive motion.

Just a wee peek at both and then I’m back at it:

James Harris Is Available In The Ravelry Shop

Never too early to begin with your Christmas, Etc. gift making :)

You can find my latest unisex scarf pattern at the link below and please feel free to add me on Ravelry (KarinB) or to join the PSPRP group on Ravelry.

James Harris ~ men’s and unisex knitted scarf

It’ll be up on Etsy and Craftsy soon.

Cheers All!

~ kei

James Harris scarf @Karin Bole Tupper & KeiB Designs

Blazin’ Needles

Just wrapped up the final (for realz – my OCD kicked in hard for the last two patterns!) test knit for “James Harris”. This one is called “Polished Pewter” and I’m back to my original transitioning for the ribbed section. Note to self: do NOT allow the chicken to take notes next time you are prototype knitting…

I am madly in love with the Three Irish Girls “Felicity” that I worked this in. It’s a 50/50 merino silk and heavenly. The hand, the stitch definition and the mileage are great! One skein made the scarf, a well worthwhile investment in a luxury yarn for gifts.

Although named for my Great Grandpa Thorpe, this design is totally unisex (non-gender specific and all that good stuff) and dressy or casual, so there are lots of pictures in the portfolio below :):

Make It Monday

One final test knit for the Matinée duo. I wanted to refine the construction technique and I think this is best, not to mention less hassle.

Matinée I ~ Opal is finished and here is her portfolio:

So Matinée I is the closed loop version and II is open with bands at each end to be lapped and pinned or buttoned or to be worn as a traditional scarf. Both versions are reversible, quick and easy to knit. Customizing is easy too. I hope to have the final patterns finished and available soon.

Cheers all! :)

Make It Monday

This was a “feel good” weekend for me and I hope for you too. Nothing pressing in the garden – the last few plantlings are in, I bought and used my plant start and won’t do anything major again until the next four babies arrive and I have to move a grandpapasan hosta. I finished reading Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, a very interesting book, especially in detailing how that incident impacted world events. I also finished up my Schultertuch / Dreieckstuch or as I call it: Pretty Maids All In A Row (for the scallop / cockle pattern).

Here is her portfolio :):