Make It Monday

Makin’ it not fakin’ it.

I had a super busy weekend but still managed to fit in some knitting. My “Morisot” sweater, the first installment of the Sweet Paprika Sweater Club, is coming along beautifully. I’m loving the Staccato worsted and the colourway I’m using – Northern Sky – is rich and complex with no pooling or flashing (now THAT would be a knaughty knit):


And because I’m stupidly in love with this FO, a couple more photos of my Elizabeth Shawl:
Elizabeth shawl 2
Elizabeth shawl 1

A Process Knitter’s FO

Tipsy Lizzy (The Elizabeth Shawl) is off the needles as of yesterday.

Not blocked, there truly is no room in this place to block, it’s not just my dislike of blocking! I won’t have that excuse at my new home 🙂


Lizzy came out quite large, even before blocking and truthfully, I can’t wait to see it fully completed. The lacework was a joy and the Hedgehog Fibres BFL lace just glows in the stockingette sections close to the border.

Tipsy Lizzy Shawl - not blocked

Tipsy Lizzy Shawl – not blocked

I’ve pulled out the Peter Pan Mystery Shawl and Jacaranda (Jose) Cardigan for my next “get finished” projects. Time is flying by in these countdown days to moving and it makes sense to just wrap some things up – no pun  – moving that darn Craft Room again is going to be a monster pain. Must. Knit. Faster…

Of course, for anyone who can help lighten the load, I’ve still plenty gorgeous yarn for sale in my “Stash” over on Ravelry. Right here actually ;-). Ryan Gosling would never steer you wrong 🙂

Happy Monday All!

Break It Monday

It’s official. Me and Kauni broke up. Irreconcilable differences.

I am back with my luscious love the Tipsy Lizzy shawl and happy as a clam…

Next time I mention “quick and dirty” project, someone please smack me upside the head with a 5 pounder of acrylic!

This is “Tipsy” when I stepped out on her. It did have something to do with that “J” shaped papercut but we’ve made up and I think she’ll be done shortly.

#workmanscomp #papercut #messingwithmyknitting #owdamnit


In other news, I have to clean my apartment! I have a friend coming to visit and though not dirty, I do have a lifetime and single family home worth of stuff crammed into a two bedroom flat. Looking for a slightly larger place is slow work as there’s a learning curve. In the meantime, sorting, piling and general mayhem ensue as the countdown to fourteen May is well underway!

Make It Mon… Oh Hell, I Give Up…

I got nuthin’ but WIP’s. I am whipping them good!

Finally getting some quality time with the PP MKAL Clue 7, the border and it goes quickly when I actually knit and not over on my sister blog, writing. Progress when I took the photo:

IMG_3475When I’m not all about Peter Pan, I am all about Elizabeth. My “Tipsy Lizzy” is coming along nicely.

You’ll have to take my word as the photo still looks like a red blob:

Tipsy Lizzy progress

Tipsy Lizzy progress

WIP Wednesday

One more FO first:

Second Snow Day Hat

Second Snow Day Hat

Slow but sure, I’m getting this particular lot of Noro Silk Garden Aran used up. It started life as the “Tula” Cardigan and unfortunately, I misplaced the notes for that one. Moving is such a pain! This one will have the matching fingerless gloves soon and then off to my shop with the Dream In Colour set.

Finishing a project is sometimes a letdown and so to allleviate my post-Hanging Garden Stole lace hangover, I cast on a shawl in my Hedgehog Fibres BFL Lace from last November’s Needler’s Retreat. The colourway is “Merlot” and it positively glows! I’m working the “Elizabeth” Shawl by Dee O’Keefe

and mine has been dubbed: Tipsy Lizzy Shawl :):

KarinB's Tipsy Lizzy Shawl

KarinB’s Tipsy Lizzy Shawl

Halfway through another week already! I can’t believe we are almost at the end of February. Workplace moving preparations will be ramping up, hopefully with no service disruptions to the communities we serve. Knitting is saving my sanity as per usual 🙂 Hope your week is going well. Cheers!

Back To Reality

Just in the door from Needler’s 2013. What an amazing good time. Our weather was great, hospitality at the Glen House was perfect, good teachers, good fun.

Reality is going to bite hard tomorrow but for the moment, I am revelling in reliving the moments and playing with my new stuff.

Pictures to follow when I get myself unpacked and unboggled but I will say… Hedgehog Fibres!

Cheers for now and hoping everyone had a lovely weekend.