Saturday Synopsis

The week brought a little of this, a little of that, much knitting and pencil chewing over a new design. I planned a little for my first vending event and did a tiny bit of shopping and finished two books.

Here’s a little gathering of “the things”:

Hoping your week was happy and productive and wishing you a great weekend 🙂

Cheers all!

Friday, You’re My Favourite

Two FO’s this week, yay! “Plum Delphiniums” worked up crazy fast and the do over pattern for “Les Cloches Cannelées” is complete and sent. It sounds odd to say, but I really like the new format. I agonized over layout and font, thank goodness my daughter is a Graphic Designer! I’m fairly skilled, for a layperson but I like to have her professional thumbs up when it’s done.

I felt a little bereft after that. I could finish writing a couple patterns that just need a bit of polish to publish and I could tackle some of the eleventy-million WIP’s that I have but… I started something new! :p

Kristen Kapur’s “Duane Park Triangle” has been in my queue for a while now, just waiting for me to unbury the right yarn for it. Yup, still shopping the stash and very glad too! I found to Zen String beauties from the 2009 club.

I may have been one of the biggest fans of Angelina’s Zen String and Wildflower Whimsy yarns. We co-admin’d on the Ravelry page and I am sorry that the pitfalls that caused the end of several talented Indie dyers of the early 2000’s, happened to her. I still have six banker’s boxes of her yarns, skeins like sardines, and much not Ravel’d, so I’m glad that this never-ending unpack, organize, repack, donate… thing yielded a great fit for DPT.

Easy peasy summer knitting, this is my Chalcedony & Cerulean:

My DPT

Ringin’ Hellz Bellz

I had to!

LCC was in process for so long, I was glad to see the end of it when I published the pattern. This was just before I revamped my style sheets with a better layout, more visually appealing font and photos and what I hope is a better format in general to work from.

My BFF, has been knitting this as a store sample for our LYS and asked me for some clarifications the last time I popped in for knitting and sushi – make those sticks do double duty! Kidding :p

Based upon her questions, I opted to reknit the blasted thing, hence “Hellz Bellz” and you’re welcome for the ACDC earworm! I’ve wound up making some tweaks that I think greatly improve the pattern, specifically in how it reduces finishing a lot and I added a finishing option that makes this design Unisex as well.

The redux will be available very shortly (purchased updated automatically via Ravelry) and will include this variation “Plum Delphiniums” below and some updated photos of the prototype and test knit:

 

WIP’s And Chains

Sometimes, the sheer volume of my stash makes me want to cry… I will never work through all this yarn! I have made some good progress in “shopping the stash” and have two WIP’s (one with chains) to show for it.
Silky Cables now has it’s turtleneck collar and is only waiting the arrival of an insurance skein before I pick up and finish the sleeves. The chains are part of a test knit for another KeiB Designs pattern, this one combining knitting and crochet.
WIP's and Chains

Arcadia Cowl ~ Progress 1I’m excited to finish this up and to complete the tech editing on the pattern. I really love crochet, almost as much as knitting and have been matchmaking them for a while now, though this will be the first pattern I publish. Hopefully, “Arcadian Cowl” will be complete in time to come with me to Thursday’s “Sit ‘N Knit”. I’ll be dropping off more copies of “Les Cloches Cannelées” and looking for a victim to test knit this new one 🙂

Arcadia is off the blocking board today (finishing this post on Wednesday AM) and ready for sewing up. I’ve lassoed a few more ancient and ornery skeins of KFI Angora Extra to cast on for a casual Elsebeth Lavold sweater and a further herd of motley colours to try my hand at a mitred block afghan. Pictures of that bunch to come in a later post.

Halfway through the week now – Yay! Hope yours has been going well 🙂

 

Les Cloches Cannelées Is Live In The Shop

Les Cloches Cannelées or The Fluted Bells scarf is finally available for purchase in  my Ravelry shop.

You can find it here: KeiB Designs on Ravelry Soon to follow on Craftsy and Etsy.

Les Cloches had different working names through the design and prototype phases but I think this one suits it best 🙂 The two culprits are pictured below:

Two Cloche Scarves for Patt

Eyelet Smocked Scarf ©Karin Bole Tupper

 

 

The Bishop's Sleeves ©Karin Bole Tupper

The Bishop’s Sleeves
©Karin Bole Tupper

If you do make one of my patterns, please be sure and post photos to our little group on Ravelry. I also have a tab way-y-y-y up top there under the “KeiB Designs” tab, to post reader’s knits, if you’d like to share them here.

I’m still sick as all get out but the enforced home time was good for a little productivity and it’s Hump Day! I’ll be going back to work tomorrow – ugghh – out of pace now but well fortified with cold meds for the battle.

Cheers all 🙂