Dry Out The Digs & Rev Up The Restoration!

To celebrate the end of the flood recovery, I’m having a “Downsize The Deductible” sale at KeiB Designs and Knits on Etsy. Take 10% off any item in the shop from today until 23 July!ย ๐Ÿ“ฆ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿค—

https://www.etsyonsale.com/shop/KeiBDesignsAndKnitsDry

Etsy Launches It’s New Look Today!

I’m super pleased with the new format being offered for shop owners on Etsy – that’s saying a lot. Generally speaking, change of any sort has me quivering tearfully in a corner like some overgrown, purple-haired OCD hamster!

Not this time though. There’s been a standardization for the way shop policies are presented, with the ability to tailor them for each shop owner. The new look is streamlined withย lots of white space, larger photos and all the information is on one ‘page’, just scroll to find the shop related info like: policies, about and reviews. The categories are in a less ‘fussy’ font, larger and easier to find and after all that scrolling, there’s the ‘ejector’ button down on the bottom right so you’re popped back to the top, ready to shop!

How do you owners and customers feel about the new look? And please stop by and visit me at KeiB Designs And Knits – feel free to leave your Etsy link in the comments below.

Cheers All! ๐Ÿ™‚

Warning: Yarn P0rn Ahead

Come visit!

Lot’s of new yarns that are perfect for the cold months ahead and for little luxury gifts of knitting.

New in store: Madelinetosh Tosh Worsted, Noro Silk Garden Aran – several colours and Sundara Merino Worsted. Lots of knitted goods too for those who don’t knit but love to give unique and exclusive gifts ๐Ÿ™‚

KeiB Designs & Knits on Etsy

KarinB’s Destash on Ravelry

(Check individual listings for information about shipping discounts)

Discontinued and hard to find colours and bases.

Silk Garden Aran, Sundara, Wollmeise and more…

Whack ‘O Wollmeise

The Wollmeise has got to go. Details provided at the Ravely links beneath each photo.

Four skeins, including a 2007 club colour “Fratello”. $30.00US each. These are not marked up, they are the price I paid, as are any skeins in my “Stash for Sale”.

On my Ravelry, I offer to pay 1/2 of the calculated shipping cost for any three skeins purchased at one time. I will pay the full cost for shipping if one crazy person buys all four skeins at onceย to USA or CDN addresses (e-transfer preferred or Paypal)

More yarn than you need? Split with a friend ๐Ÿ™‚

Photos of each:

It Has Begun…

I didn’t plan to post again so soon… is slow here in blogland and summer is all too fleeting in The Great White North but…

I saw the first of them.

Those harbingers of doom – the annoying people who start posting about it being halfway through the year and “better start planning for Christmas”. Don’t even get me started on “Back To School” being in the shops already. What happened to enjoying the moment?!

Anyway…

I didn’t start it but it brought to mind that yes, I will be crafting for people and I suspect some of you may be too. So, I thought that I’d mention that I’ve been updating yarns for sale on my Ravelry stash tab – yes, still unpacking and organizing. There is lots new including: much sought after limited edition colours, discontinued and out of business Indie sock yarn, Socks That Rock!, Rowan yarns – several that are discontinued, cashmere, alpaca,ย Lucky Lurker “Duets” sock yarns and some Vegan-friendly skeins too. Tons more in a range of weights. I recently began an offer to pay half of the shipping cost on any purchase of three (3) skeins, this doesn’t include purchases that are sold as lots.

I also have some handspun yarns, tools, books and patterns available at my Etsy shop and for those who don’t knit or are pressed for time this year, I have several finished knit and crochet items in the Etsy shop.

Now if that doesn’t jingle your bells in July, I’m sure this will!

Knitfun xmas july

 

The Breakup Had To Come…

Who doesn’t love Rowan?

What’s not to love? Other than like a bad boyfriend, they steal your heart and disappear so quickly, leaving you wanting more!

I’m breaking up with my Rowan Calmer stash… I’ve had it with the good looks but lazing about in the guest room. Never a “Let me knit myself up for you Dear”.

I’ve listed four lots and they are available at my Etsy shop, my Facebook shop and on Ravelry.

Description:

Calmer is a machine washable soft handle cotton blended yarn perfect for baby and children’s knits. The polyester adds a little give and shape retention to the finished garment.

This yarn has been discontinued.

Fibre Content: Cotton: 75%, Polyester: 25%
Season: Spring Summer
Yarn Ball Weight: 50g
Yarn Meterage/Yardage: 160/175
Tension/Gauge Stitches: 21
Tension/Gauge Rows: 30

Care Instructions:
Hand NormalIron Low HeatDo Not BleachDo Not Tumble DryDry FlatDry Clean Certain Solvents

Recommended Knitting Needles:

Knitting Needle (US): 8
Knitting Needle, MM: 5″

I’d love if someone could take these bad boys off my hands… though I can’t say that’ll stop me loving the Bad Boys ;-)!

(All prices are USD and feel free to message with your postal code for a quote)