New Pattern Release

For my fellow crochet enthusiasts: Carré Glace is now live on Ravelry!

This warm and lofty scarf is a quick crochet in 12 ply bulky weight. Perfect to have done well in time for all the various gift-giving celebrations that will be here before we know it.

Perfect too for my neck of the woods where the two seasons are Hot (barbecue, bellinis and bikinis) or Hockey (icicles affixed to most body parts).

Come join the Pointe Shoes Punk Rock And Purl Ravelry group to ask questions , share photos and to let me know if you find any errata. The threads are developing as required 🙂

Carré Glace will also be available on Craftsy and in my Etsy shop very soon.

 

Cheers and have a lovely weekend!

It’s Friday, Friday… Err…

Nothing messes up your Friday post as badly as getting to the end of it and realizing… Dang! It’s Thursday.

So… Here’s a vicuña 🙂

You want to do what with my wool?

You want to do what with my wool?

Vicuña wool is the most expensive fibre in the world. $300.00 for 25g give or take.

Dear Santa…

AND… 🙂

Happy to let you know that the Ravelry group for KB Designs is now live. I hope to see some of you there.

The Knitting And Not Just The Natter

Oh so hard to resist typing “The Knitting and Knot Just the Knatter”!

I am also a writer, very much in love with words and a huge fan of alliteration… And so, to the knitting forthwith. 🙂

Scarves Plain ‘N Fancy III is just about a wrap and I have been able to make some updates to the Etsy shop to prep for stocking it. Much has changed at Etsy since I first opened PSPRP there. To celebrate, I wound up My Berocco Vintage that I’m using for my Beau’s scarf. I’m planning to crochet this project and one would think I was planning a year-long sabbatical to a foreign country!

This isn’t the first handcrafted gift that I’ve made for him but it is the first fibre one and I want it to be perfect. Manly yet fashionable, Soft and warm yet sturdy. Let us not forget washable… I do think the Vintage is a perfect choice for this, its certainly affordable and has a high percentage of wool for warmth, acrylic for softness and nylon will add strength and resist pilling. I love the colours together: chambray, cracked pepper and oats… He looks great in blue.

I’m leaning toward a granny stripe variation and should have plenty to make a matching toque or a mirror image scarf for DSDitto. More than enough to keep him warm when he’s at our second home in Canada and out of his more southerly element!

So what has me scouring Ravelry and the internet, for the”perfect” pattern like a crazed and enthused Newbie?

The dreaded “Sweater Curse”.

Okay. Not really but I did think of it as I was having a laugh at my own expense and just for the heck, googled it. Would you believe this is a known phenomenon and has its own page on Wikipedia? No curse shall stop my hook however so, posting a few photos of my own knitting and then off to get that foundation chain underway.

Cheers!

Scarves Plain 'N Fancy III - Progress

Berocco "Vintage" StashBerocco Caked For Beau's Scarf