“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
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When I find good tips, I like to share them – that’s the beauty of our crafting community! There are other tutorials here too with links back to the websites where they originate. I hope to make a video tutorial showing my favourite technique for creating nupps soon to add to the others 🙂
I don’t know if any of you are participating in “Throwback Thursdays”, a Facebook meme where you post old photos of yourself. I don’t often but it is fun to see those memories and bright, shiny faces!
I just like alliterative post titles – can’t help it – it’s the “writer” thing 🙂 My knitting “Throwback Thursday” which could also be a “WIP Wednesday”… if we’re getting all technical, is to a design that has been on paper forever but is finally seeing some love in the prototype stage.
I’m hoping to have this piece done to bring with me to Sheeps Ahoy’s 2014 Needler’s Retreat, along with it’s older sibling “The Bishop’s Sleeves” scarf. At the moment, this is called “The Aqua Blob Of Doom”, though I’ll come up with something more appealing before it goes live! The prototype is being worked in Fleece Artist and Manos yarns, both are silk blends and luscious to work with.
The Aqua Blob
Is a fail!
It is too stinking hot here to knit. Sweaty too and my Pere Lachaise is being done on bamboo pins… It’s like knitting in a sauna. This isn’t a complaint – I love the heat and the humidity but it sure isn’t conducive to knitting.
I will finish today though. With just two rows left, a half hour lunch break and A/C at work, there won’t be any reason to not have this wrapped up.
There have been some shop updates by my favourite dyers lately and I’ve scored a lovely or two. Here is a little Yarn Pr0n for you:
Gone Glamping and The Village