Deep Breath…

Hello All,

I don’t have any new pictures just this moment, though I can say that “Carnelian” is coming along nicely.

I did want to let you know (with butterflies in my stomach) that I’ve taken the plunge and started a little space on Facebook for PSPRP. I’m hoping that you’ll feel welcome to “like” the page (and the real me too!) and will feel free to chat, share or buy. There is an integrated shopping cart with access to PayPal.

I took the leap to have “one stop shop” that is easy for folks who may not be bloggers or Ravelry people to find me 🙂 The link is just below, I hope you’ll like the content and will feel free to share it. Please know that your support is much appreciated – ’cause I am nervous as all get out! Facebook is quite different from the smaller community of WordPress or Blogger.

Hope to see you there!

Pointe Shoes Punk Rock And Purl on Facebook

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Flogging WIP’s

I try to not overdo the pattern promotion ~ BUT ~ both “Memories Of Egypt” and “The Arcadian Collection”, my two e-book collections with my newest patterns are available on Amazon as of today.

Here is the link to my Author’s page: Karin Bole Tupper
You can find all of my books here ~ haiku and hikoo 😉

Your support is very much appreciated 🙂

I’m posting this on my writing blog as well… I wonder how the fibre muggles will react to my post title…?

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KeiB Designs Freebie Page Updated

I’ve threatened to do it forever, I know but finally, the page has been updated!

There is now a photo gallery of the designs and the download links are in green to make them easier to find. Clicking the link opens a PDF copy of the pattern that you can then save to your own computer.

I’ve added a new crochet scarf pattern, Carré Glace that I hope you’ll like and there will be more to come in the future.

As mentioned on the page, I’d be delighted if you share your finished projects on Ravelry by linking your project page to the pattern page.

Please note, like all KeiB Designs, these are copyrighted and for personal use only. Please ask if you wish to use them for charity knitting or teaching purposes. Thank you!

Click to go directly to the new page > here <

New Pattern Releases

I’ve just updated the blog to include “Buy It Now” options to purchase my two ebooks, The Arcadian Collection and Memories Of Egypt. Descriptions of each are available by clicking their titles on that page.

The tab is just above on this page: “KeiB Designs” and here is a direct link:

https://pointeshoespunkrockandpurl.com/keib-designs/

I’ll be updating both this and the free pattern page in the next few days, with a couple new designs and with direct download buttons.

Please feel free to share 🙂

Arcadia And Angora

Damn… I love alliteration! 🙂 It comes naturally, a function of the ADD brain I’ve thought, as I often think in rhyme too… Anyways…

Making her debut is The Arcadian Cowl (single loop version):

Arcadian Cowl - Finished

The Arcadian Cowl by KeiB Designs ©Karin Bole Tupper

I’ve a busy day today that will preclude knitting – I wish Atavan was available OTC! – but the test knit for Arcadian’s double loop sister should be underway by this evening. I really like this blocked and finished and might just keep it!

And as knitting is my Valium, I jumped into yet another project. This is another buster of most ancient stash and easy on the hands so far. KFI’s Angora Extra, has been languishing in my stash for at least 5 years and when I found it a few days ago, I wanted to knit it but was out of love with the original pattern I chose. Elsebeth Lavold to the rescue and I now have a couple centimetres of “Halle” underway.

Halle Crossover Sweater ~ Start

Hello Halle 🙂 ©Karin Bole Tupper

Make It Monday

An FO today. This is another KeiB Design and the second of three that will be part of an e-book release. Thebes Temple Fingerless Gloves:

FO's 😊I also wrapped up the Stella Luna shawl. I was a little sad to put this one down, the Tosh merino light is a treat to work with:

FO's 😊

and:

FO's 😊Off to work on the prototype for the third pattern. This one is a semi-reversible, convertible cowl that also is worked around an Egyptian motif.

Hope you had a lovely weekend. Cheers!

 

TGIF

I’m wrapping up my week with an FO and buried under snow from the storm yesterday and through the night. This does not stop life here, Canadians know snow.

First up, I wrapped the test knit for “Cairo” and will be taking photos and doing the writeup for the pattern today. Here’s my “just for the record” photo, there’ll be better ones! The Cascade Venezia was lovely to work with, I may even try to find an excuse to work with it again soon, no matter the size of my stash. The design prototype is on the left in 100% raw silk and the test knit is on the right in Venezia.

Cairo Scarves ~ Finished

(c)Keib Designs

The printed versions of “Les Cloches Cannelées”, were dropped off to my LYS, Yarn Forward on Tuesday and I’m crossing my fingers. Selling digital copies is wonderful and I had a wee flurry of interest this past week that’s been a huge boost in light of some stress in my life. I do love the idea though, of the patterns being in a place where knitters are, where they can pick up the pattern, hold it up to the yarns on display, make their choices. Knitting and crochet are tactile crafts and that is a huge part of why I enjoy it so much.

I finished the “Sachy Hat & Mitts” and am mixed on the end result. Love the hat, love the finished look of the mitts. I do note that the pattern could have been written more clearly. I’ve been knitting for over half my life and was able to follow but I think the written section could have used clarification and some notes. I you’re tackling the mitts are very large, even the smallest size. I did note this at the outset and these will be given as a gift 🙂

Sachy Hat
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The next knitting project is the “Stella Luna” shawl. I’ll be using that gorgeous Tosh Merino Light in “Lepidoptera” that I picked up at last year’s Needler’s Retreat. There are large areas of stocking stitch in this pattern that I think will be ideal for showing off the colourway.

How are all of your first project 2015 crafts coming along?