Welcome Back Winter With Nefertiti

One of my first original designs, the intarsia technique “Nefertiti Scarf” is among Elann.International’s featured patterns for the month of October.
Details are on Elann.com and Ravelry where you can favourite or queue it 🙂 The yarn that I designed with, Elann’s Peruvian Highland Wool Worsted, was discontinued for some time but has been re-released with a higher micron count, more colours and a sportweight version as well.

I taught myself Intarsia as I was working on this and it’s a technique that I enjoy. The original design concept is still a favourite and last year I reworked it as a single colour scarf that really showcases the textural stitches I chose to convey an ancient Egypt feel. This scarf was called “Cairo Cabled Scarf” and is also available on Ravelry.

Make It Monday

They are not quite made ~ I’m finding my weekends very full lately ~ but well on the way to it.

Jubilee scarf, my commute and work project is almost ready to cast off and one that is back from the vault, a KarinB cable scarf design that I am determined to finish. I set this one aside and forgot about it, but a recent stash sale inquiry unburied it and I’m inspired to get it knit and published.

Raw silk and visions of foreign lands...

Raw silk and visions of foreign lands…

I am doing final edits on another long neglected design for a crochet scarf and hope to have that completed, in PDF format and uploaded within a day or two. The publishing in general is going well. My fourth book of short stories is now available on Amazon.com and at Smashwords. com. The Barnes & Noble and iTunes versions should be online by the end of week *crosses fingers*.

Cozy, soft  alpaca to wrap up in.

Cozy, soft alpaca to wrap up in.

Cheers and hope your Monday is mostly painless!