I Got Nuthin’

Currently reading ‘Girl Waits With Gun’. Just finished Vonnegut’s ‘Breakfast of Champions’ – loved it! Totally bizarre and entertaining.

Sothia: at the last section –  793 stitches – must push through

Lilli Pilli: love it. On the 3rd section but all the garter is killing me. Garter is why I don’t worship at Stephen West’s feet – adorable as he is!

Next: reclaim Moorland yarn and start Moorland Cardi over again. Note to self – don’t lose your notes! Finish Opulent Pullover #2 – has been in WIP too long. Start Ariel pullover because… mermaids!

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I’m a little… blecched out about blogging lately. I generally keep PSPRP very light and fluffy and leave the angst to the ole poetry blog but sometimes, there’s spillover. Some of the ‘blue’ has to do with odd follower patterns – lets face it – we blog to be heard, at least a little. There is a lot of ‘tit for tat’-ishness in blogging and I don’t have the cycles for it – healthwise, timewise or tolerancewise.

I refer to people who are all over your blog like white on rice and then the moment you follow them back, they never interface with you again. It happens a lot in the poetry blog realm but there’s spillover into the craft blog realm where once, there was a much more nurturing and interactive spirit. I’ve no problem saying this irks me. I wonder more about the people who are incredibly supportive but then for no discernible reason, suddenly stop liking or commenting but continue to visit the blog. These are the most puzzling to me – I can’t help but wonder if a post may have given offence. Clearly, the information itself must still be interesting or they wouldn’t come to read. What is it then that makes them no longer wish to support by even the expedient and ubiquitous ‘like’?

Please understand – this isn’t whiny or self-pitying – I’m far too happy a person in my real life for that – I do wish to understand though. I consider myself a loyal follower – if I’m following you, I really like your content. I may not get to every post due to health, time, etc. nor do I expect my followers to like every single post. Who wants to be just a click from the reader? I will say that for folks who post more than twice a day or do nothing but reblog their old work or are constantly hawking their wares or other social media sites, I skip those. This is more an issue among poetry blogs, no idea why though. I find it overwhelming to see ten posts a day from the same person.

Anyway… This started as a legit question in my mind when I noticed the length of time since my last post and my lack of desire to – where once I was excited to share at least every few days. I welcome feedback on my content – the ‘message me’ tab is for sending private emails to PSPRP. I do notice that some folks are no longer actively blogging but that’s different from folks are still visit here and are silent. I’m interested to know what precipitated the withdrawing of the friendly exchanges.

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OT: I shall now hawk my wares – not the books, the good stuff. I have been updating my Etsy shop like a madwoman, mostly with needlework kits and patterns. Many of us cross over between fibre crafts and I’m offering many old, OOP, Limited and HTF items from Mirabilia, Just Nan, Charland Designs, Emie Bishop and more.

Main page of KeiB Designs is here: My Shop

My posts like this I view as an invite to a Tupperware (no pun, maybe a little) party – I in no way expect you to buy anything but would love the support of a ‘favourite’ or ‘follow’.

We now return you to more fibre-y posts!

First FO of 2016

Matinée ~ Indian Paintbrush is off the needles. The project notes are > here < on Ravelry and if you like this pattern you can favourite or queue it > here <

2015 in review

I swear this was the fastest year of my life!

The good, the bad, the happy, the sad… Thank you for being here. Your likes, comments and support mean more than you could know.

Wishing all of you the very best in the coming year

~ kei

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 51,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 19 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

So I Had This Weird Dream…

… that I was running an adoption agency for tribbles… 😉

The novelty – and the silk mohair – is running its course. Not before I have a limited production run of two each of four unique yarn / colour combos of ‘Velloso’ cowls.

These are available for purchase now in my Etsy shop. Please take a peek and feel free to share.

'Velloso' Cowl ~ limited edition ready-to-wear from KeiB Designs

‘Velloso’ Cowl ~ limited edition ready-to-wear from KeiB Designs

ADD / OCD Knitter Problems…

I really am not joking when I use these acronyms and so… Here are the next bunch of fuzzy. This will be the cover work for “Velloso” when it’s back from tech editing 🙂

Luna Saturniinae ~ More Fuzzy

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/KeiB/luna-saturniinae

And the best score evah! Jordana Paige bags at almost 70% off. What’s a girl to do?
Well obviously, get two! 🙂

Knit / Crochet bags by Jordana Paige. The 'Cora' in Lavender and Dove Grey.

Knit / Crochet bags by Jordana Paige. The ‘Cora’ in Lavender and Dove Grey.

I Like Fluffy!

So here is a little more fluff-ination. It would be fair to say I rather like these. All things considered what’s not to like about mega-stashbusting, fast, fun, not boring, seamless, reversible and fluffy! 🙂 ‘Tween Dusk and Twilight and Mulberry Mulled Wine Cowls details are on my Ravelry.

Keep calm and stay fluffy!