“Venetian” was a spur-of-the-moment idea. I unpacked a box of yarn to inventory on Ravelry and rediscovered some Fleece Artist Somoko. This is another design that incorporates both knitting and crochet and I decided on a stole, in order to use up both skeins.
Venetian ~ Finished 1 ©Karin Bole Tupper & KeiB Designs
Venetian ~ Finished 2
Venetian ~ Finished 3
Venetian ~ Finished 4
Venetian ~ Finished 5
Venetian ~ Finished 6
I’ve finally wrapped the final test knit for Matinée II. This is a scarf version of the Matinée Cowl and I had the joy of working this up in some of my friend Yvonne’s – of Yvieknits Yarn – merino silk bases.
Here’s Matinée II ~ Moonstone‘s portfolio:
Matinée II ~ Moonstone Finished 1
Yvieknits Yarn Merino / Silk Fingering – Ocean Mist
Matinée II ~ Moonstone Finished 2
Matinée II ~ Moonstone Finished 3
Yvieknits Yarn Merino / Silk DK – Pewter
Matinée II ~ Moonstone Finished 4
My local LYS – Yarn Foward Kanata – had a sale this Tuesday past and I took advantage to get enough Sirdar Baby Bamboo to finish my prototype and to work the test knit. The pattern is almost written but for some fine tuning – this design really wanted out of my head!
Progress on BW Wrap so far:
Sirdar Baby Bamboo
Sirdar Baby Bamboo CC for test knit
Sirdar Baby Bamboo MC for test knit
And though I should not buy any new yarn – as I’m currently reorging my yarn room and will post about that in the future – I had a flash of inspiration for a bistitchual project for a baby blanket and have decided to run with it. I’ll be using black for the background and the three colours for the motifs:
Yes. I will be using acrylic / nylon. May the force be with me…
“Skully” was well received and so I’ve begun a test knit. Remind me to take notes the next time I decide to hook “off the cuff”! The skull motif is a fairly well-known one, for those of us who like that stuff and my favourite was Spider Mambo’s single crochet guy. I popped her skull into an Arcade wheel style “granny” to make “Skully”. Unfortunately, I couldn’t remember what I did. I started yesterday with hook, needles, yarn, notebook and camera (!) in my lap and set to.
“Yorick” is close to halfway done, I’ve notes and photos for a possible tutorial if this becomes a pattern and thankfully, DID remember what I’d done to create the “Slipped Stitch Open Patella Cable”. Yes. That. 8=. I’m using the KnitPicks wool of Andes sportweight again, had tons leftover and it’s super economical for proto’s and tests. I’ve promised my Girlie a #ucg version that she’ll be able to wear at work (sidebar: since when do companies hire Graphic Designers, ie: Artists, and then subject them to corporate drone dress codes?) I have some KnitPicks Shine Sport in black for multi-seasonal wear. I’m testknitting an idea that’s languished for a while. Still bearing the unfortunate name of “Green Blob” in my head but now in blue. I think if I can stop setting this down for other yarny projects, it could be pretty.
KnitPicks Shine Sport
Blue Blob or Baubles
Yorick Cowl ~ Test Knit
Speaking of seasons… I’m not sure who is responsible for this but you go to Mama Nature right now and apologize!! I woke to this beautiful but chilly back garden view this AM.