I May Have Fibbed A Little…

For those of you who were looking forward to making a cozy for your own slinky… I’m afraid you’ll have to use an orphaned sock 😉

Green Blob / Blue Blob / Matinée, is off the needles and has morphed into a cowl.

Matinée is a necklace that is 56-58 (22-23 inches) long, usually single strand. “Semi-Precious” is so named because of the gorgeous colours in the YvieKnits Sock; tiger eye, turquoise and raspberyl. The bands are worked in Sundara ASM. The construction is unique: tubular, dimensional and at very different tension than expected, giving the look of gems on a strand 🙂 I’m super stoked to get started on what I’m calling the “Peridot” version, the test knit for the final design and some finishing variations. This will be another stashbuster, like “Semi-Precious”, in two Sundara bases.

The sand-coloured cowl is “Papyrus Columns”. I wasn’t crazy about the original photos, they didn’t show the cabled motifs very well. I like the “do-overs” much better.

With that, I’m off to twist up some stash 😉

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

For Your Knitting Pleasure

I’d say “ribbed for…” but this is my PG blog 😉

My three most recent designs are available on Ravelry now. You can snag them for a deal in e-book format or purchase individually.

With all this snow, what better way to keep warm?

Shush now! PG, remember? 🙂

Find the post here and please do let me know if you make these, have questions, all that good stuff.

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/memories-of-egypt/patterns

WIP Wednesday

… and an FO 🙂

FO first. This is “Papyrus Columns Cowl”. A mostly reversible cowl or infinity scarf.

Papyrus columns ~ Finished

The completed set:

Papyrus columns ~ Finished

Memories of Egypt. Completed test knits for a KeiB Designs e-book.

I’ll be finishing the tech editing for the cowl today and hope to have the e-book up on Ravelry this evening. I think the book version will be titled “Memories of Egypt” or something similar, to reflect the cable theme that I used.

I hope some of you will give one of these a whirl and if you do, please feel free to share your photos 🙂

My new WIP is “Harmonia’s Rings” by Sivia Harding:

February 25th

KeiB’s “Harmonia”

This is my first moebius project – I know. It’s just I hate being a crowd follower and if it’s popular, I usually stay away from it. Must keep the “Punk” in Punk Rock! This pattern called to me though and so I am now on the moebius bandwagon.

I watched Cat Bordhi’s Youtube video to teach myself the cast on and as best I can tell, all has gone accordingly. I’m using one of my favourite yarns, Madeline Tosh Vintage in the colourway “Wisteria”. Another stashbuster project, as I purchased this a few years ago for a different project and fortuitously, had the right yardage 🙂

It’s snowing like mad again today and so I’ll tuck in with Harmonia and Henry Miller (some things are just better each time) and hope that Spring won’t forget Ottawa!

Cheers All 🙂

 

Great When It’s Working

The idea Factory, that is :). I’m just wrapping up the prototype knit for my third and final garment in the e-book that I hope will publish by the end of next week. Working title : Memories of the Nile and it will include the Cairo Cabled Reversible Scarf, Thebes Temple Fingerless Gloves and Papyrus Columns Reversible Cowl / Infinity Scarf.

I’m super excited to have been this productive, it’s been a long time since I’ve been able to dedicate this much time to design work and I’m loving it. The designs are themed, coordinate and the Cascade Venezia that I used for the prototypes is easily available, affordable and has great mileage. I really hope these will be as well received as “Les Cloches… ” was :).

This is a sneak peak at Papyrus Columns just before the final (quick and easy) seaming:
(Goth-stonian Legwarmers hiding in the background are almost finished too 🙂 )

New test knit

©Karin Bole Tupper / KeiB Designs