Never too early to begin with your Christmas, Etc. gift making 🙂
You can find Matinée II, my latest scarf pattern, with a cowl option, at the link below and please feel free to add me on Ravelry (KarinB) or to join the PSPRP group on Ravelry.
Matinée II Scarf
It’ll be up on Etsy and Craftsy soon.
Matinée II Scarf
©Karin Bole Tupper & KeiB Deigns
I think I’ve used that one before 🙂
So… James Harris – the test knit edition is done and I think I’m good-to-go for the pattern write. I like this one and am looking forward to the second in the series, Carey Judson. There’s some Three Irish Girls yarn winging its way here for that project 🙂
I gave in to my psych-out and started the Matinée II – small edition (Mystic Topaz) in some reclaimed Noro Kureyon Sock. I was exploring using some double knitting techniques for this but it’s so easy to do and my hope is that adventurous beginners as well as more experienced knitters will want to make this when it’s released… and not soon enough. I may need to start offering bribes for Test Knitters!
On the “been there, done that” front, I’m including an FO picture from a Raveller who just finished up a beautiful, gradient version of my “Carré Glace” pattern. I will never stop being excited anytime someone chooses to make a KeiB Designs pattern 😀
Matinée II ~ Mystic Topaz
Mystic Topaz gems
lizardup’s Finished Carré Glace Scarf
The “Boys” hanging out 😉
James Harris Test Knit ~ Finished
I often begin projects that very quickly let me know that they “don’t want to be knit”.
That was the case with my Noro sock. This is the first pair that I’ve cast on in over a year – ironic as I mostly design sock patterns – and it should be said that those sexy Karbonz are sexy and in no way responsible for the frog-fest. I’ll be putting them to use again very soon.
The naughty Noro though, just wasn’t doing its normal, fantastic Noro “thing” in this sock. The colour runs were so long that I would clearly have ended with a pair that was unattractively mismatched. Not the usual and aesthetically pleasing Kureyon or Silk Garden mismatch but a “Oh my God, didn’t you check your dye lot?” mismatch.
So I cranked out the cuff yesterday morning and, still being in love with this colourway, began a garter eyelet scarf that is knit on the bias. Now this project wants to be made! A very literary-type thunderstorm went on most of the day yesterday, preventing any of the regular chores and so, I wrote and knit to my heart’s content and by supper had the second photo below.
Progression of colour.
My second big accomplishment was that I made a point to put all of my finished knits that still require ends tucked or a light block into one highly visible and traffic-impeding spot. The hazard of being a Process Knitter…
If I have to see these everyday, I’ll likely get at least one or two done. This is my theory anyway 🙂
I hope everyone is enjoying a peaceful Sunday, cheers!
So… I couldn’t wait until The Retreat. I had to try these new Karbonz. Verdict: really like them.
They are light like bamboo, smooth like wood and the nickel plated tip has a perfect point. Smooth and sharp but not so sharp as to split plies. Warm in the hand and flexible which is a huge bonus as I have arthritis. The seam between the tip and the body of the needle is noticeable as had been pointed out to me but not enough to interfere with the movement of the yarn or the flow of the knitting. After a few rounds, I really didn’t notice it anymore. Just in time for Christmas, Knitter’s Pride has come out with a gift box of the interchangeable circulars – more temptation!
I’m using Kureyon sock and an old favourite pattern, Ridges and Ribs by Criminy Jickets. Other than the first colour shift is taking forever on these tiny 1.75mms, I am liking how yarn and pattern are talking to each other. Picture is a little dark, sundown comes so early now that we’re halfway through October.
Noro Sock Cuff