A Little This A Little That

The snow came to stay but I’m sufficiently dug out and knitting on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Making good progress with ‘Ariel’ aka: Absinthe Mermaid, the Manos Fino is a treat to work with and a perfect sub for Tosh Merino Light incidentally.

Body almost ready to separate for back and front.

Body almost ready to separate for back and front.

I dug out an old skein of Ruby Sapphire sock yarn and am playing with the bones of a new design. RS yarns were an Indie company that I loved. Generous skeins and very limited colours, many customised with their fans names – yup, there is a ‘Karin’ colourway 🙂 The one that I’m working with is ‘Heather’, a lovely, springtime mix with touches of teal and sand that keep it from being too saccharine. ‘Biaisée’ is the working name for this scarf.

The diagonal line and sunlight. How Vermeer!

The diagonal line and sunlight. How Vermeer!

I have a lot of a skein leftover from my ‘Metallicus‘ tee and have been churning out these awesome little soap savers (or cell phone cases said my Mum when I gave her one Friday night). They take minutes to hook up and I have some pretty stone beads to add as tie stops. I think I’m up to six of them now with another on the hook – they’re a great little ‘green’ item and mine are also vegan friendly 🙂

Perfect for travel soaps or Wild Woolly's sample sizes.

Perfect for travel soaps or Wild Woolly’s sample sizes.

I’ve been stocking my Etsy shop with more cross stitch, hardanger and vintage kitsch; also some cute and out-of-print children’s patterns. Dinosaurs never go out of style!

Matching Dino pullover and squishy knit dino buddy.

Matching Dino pullover and squishy knit dino buddy.

I hope everyone had a great weekend – ciao for now!

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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

Cthulhu and Dragons and Slinkys ~ Oh My!

My Cthulhu Cozy has grown and is now dragon sized:

I hope to get down to HomeSense today and pick up a decorative dress mannequin. I think it’ll help with the pictures of FO’s and after some diligent research, they seem to be very well priced. If all goes well, I should have a photo to post this evening of the finished dragon cozy aka: Matinée ~ Peridot.

ETA: mission accomplished. The form has been purchased though it’s been established that I am not permitted inside any “value” type shopping places without a chaperone! Pictures to come…

Make It Monday

I’ve wrapped up the leg warmers that my daughter requested. Super happy 🙂

Goth-Stonian Leg Warmers: (more design details on the Rav project page)

casFinished Goth-Stonian leg warmers

These are a deep, rich plum colour; the sunlight makes them considerably lighter than real life. The ties will be replaced with black organza ribbon as soon as I can get my hands on some.

These were fun, could be fast – I was puttering at them in between projects – and I have some deep ruby Cascade 220 that is begging to be knit!