Welcome Back Winter With Nefertiti

One of my first original designs, the intarsia technique “Nefertiti Scarf” is among Elann.International’s featured patterns for the month of October.
Details are on Elann.com and Ravelry where you can favourite or queue it 🙂 The yarn that I designed with, Elann’s Peruvian Highland Wool Worsted, was discontinued for some time but has been re-released with a higher micron count, more colours and a sportweight version as well.

I taught myself Intarsia as I was working on this and it’s a technique that I enjoy. The original design concept is still a favourite and last year I reworked it as a single colour scarf that really showcases the textural stitches I chose to convey an ancient Egypt feel. This scarf was called “Cairo Cabled Scarf” and is also available on Ravelry.

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Lazy ‘Bout The Blogging

But not the knitting!

Maybe “back to school” effect will take hold one day but it is NOT this day.

So here’s my lazy post about my most recent KAL project, “Let Go” by Joji Locatelli. The deets are on my Ravelry page right -> here <-

©KeiB 2016

©KeiB 2016

Yo Blog! Long Time No See

Well. For me anyway. Who knew real life was so completely engaging! Kidding – but it’s true – the longer I spend away from my computer, the more I grudge the time needed to post. Ask my poor poetry blog… ugh. I think I may be giving up my Writer Card.

As to the fibre-y stuff, y’all know it’s my Valium and so I have some of that to show for the time away. I did finish up the “Paridae” cardigan and love it. As yet, it’s still not blocked but I like the slightly rustic look of that combined with the very subtle tweediness of the alpaca and so may leave it.

Paridae’s portfolio:

I’m currently paticipating in Joji Knits 2016 autumn KAL. “Let Go” cardigan is my first Joji – definitely won’t be my last and it’s been very easy to stay focused on this one – none of my usual Knitter’s (and for reals) ADD! I’m picking up the front / neckband today and expect to have a sleeve started.

Let Go progress:

There’s a WIP or two lurking about and I’m looking forward to finishing them up. I’m hoping to have a good cross section of project types to bring with me to Needler’s in Gananoque this year. Some great news for me there – I was nominated x2 for a scholarship! This covers the cost of participation and the class fees and the timing couldn’t be better – I’d hate to have to miss out on this. Money may not buy happiness but it buys a lot of yarny goodness and that does make me happy 🙂

Unpacked – BubbleWrap

As mentioned, the modelled photos. M’amselle loves her new look:

Pattern notes can be found on my Ravelry here: BW Wrap

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 :):

For Your Knitting Pleasure

I’d say “ribbed for…” but this is my PG blog 😉

My three most recent designs are available on Ravelry now. You can snag them for a deal in e-book format or purchase individually.

With all this snow, what better way to keep warm?

Shush now! PG, remember? 🙂

Find the post here and please do let me know if you make these, have questions, all that good stuff.

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/memories-of-egypt/patterns