Tipsy Lizzy (The Elizabeth Shawl) is off the needles as of yesterday.
Not blocked, there truly is no room in this place to block, it’s not just my dislike of blocking! I won’t have that excuse at my new home 🙂
Lizzy came out quite large, even before blocking and truthfully, I can’t wait to see it fully completed. The lacework was a joy and the Hedgehog Fibres BFL lace just glows in the stockingette sections close to the border.
Tipsy Lizzy Shawl – not blocked
I’ve pulled out the Peter Pan Mystery Shawl and Jacaranda (Jose) Cardigan for my next “get finished” projects. Time is flying by in these countdown days to moving and it makes sense to just wrap some things up – no pun – moving that darn Craft Room again is going to be a monster pain. Must. Knit. Faster…
Of course, for anyone who can help lighten the load, I’ve still plenty gorgeous yarn for sale in my “Stash” over on Ravelry. Right here actually ;-). Ryan Gosling would never steer you wrong 🙂
Happy Monday All!
But Ryan is here to help wind me up!
Weekends mean my Hanging Garden Stole gets lots of undivided attention. I finished up the third repeat and am still in love. Now halfway through Dahlia’s first sleeve but not rushing this lighter, summer-weight cardigan and really enjoying its unusual construction.
I’ve spent a fair bit of time on my newest design, a knitted scarf that is a joy to work in Posh Yarn’s “Miranda Sock” and that lead to this post. There are several links to follow that will take you to my Designer profile, a shop or pattern description – I’m hoping you’ll take a moment to look.
I try not to inundate this space with advertising but I’ll do one of those posts today for anyone who may have missed or doesn’t like to click through to other sites. I’m Karin Bole Tupper of KB Designs and I sell knit and crochet patterns in my Esty shop, my Ravelry shop and on Craftsy. I’ve made a few the Ravelry connected patterns available on a tab at the top of this page. I’ll be expanding the selection as time permits and you can make a purchase with a click.
Some of my better known patterns are: Two Weeknights With Warrick (scarf) and the Mad-tini sock (designed for the very first “Sock Madness” KAL). There is a complete list of all my designs on this page: KB Designs Ravelry List.
I also have acquired a vast amount of lovely yarns, often in the name of design; that I sometimes put up on Ravelry to destash. If you’re looking for something, please check out my sales on this Ravelry page. Or you can click on the lovely Ryan Gosling below (who is not only a handsome Canadian actor but also a knitter!) and he will escort you to my stash sales and my wishlist for trades. Who could ask for more? 🙂
Thank you Ryan!
A quick note about shipping:
People are sometimes set back by the cost of P&P. Just wanted to clarify that I ship based on the size and weight from my door to yours. I get a quote from Canada Post based on that and I am always glad to share their website and my Post Code. I don’t charge for the brand new boxes, envelopes or tissue (and try to recycle as often as possible) and I consider the half hour walk to the PO as aerobics :). It often costs more to ship within Canada than to some points in the USA – a shocked response from a fellow Canadian prompted me to include this information. I hope that getting a great deal on some beautiful and sometimes discontinued yarn offsets that. For the most part, the cost is not unlike P&P costs in the UK.
If you have any questions about my patterns (design process, suggestions, etc.), yarns for sale please feel free to message me at the newly added “Message Me” tab at the top of this page. You are welcome to find me on Ravelry as well. My group there is: Pointe Shoes Punk Rock And Purl and we welcome knitters and crocheters.
If you are still thinking about making gifts the is year, I have a lovely bunch of yarn and patterns – both knit and crochet, available for sale on my Ravelry profile right here or click on Ryan below to take you right there 🙂
I’m always open to sales of yarn that may still be in regular stash, so feel free to pm me from Rav if something catches your eye.
If you are running out of time, I have a few ready made items listed in my Etsy shop. You can find my shop here. KB Designs And Knits.
*Be sure to include your mailing address if you’re are looking for a quote on postage, I’m happy to check this through the Canada Post website for you. E-transfers through your bank are preferred – no personal financial information to exchange and no fees to either party, yay! – or Paypal.
Wishing you a happy and productive Monday. Just four more sleeps until the next clue in the Westknits Colour Craving Mystery Shawl KAL!
Except for Ryan Gosling, so it’s still a good day 😉
Today is National Sweater Day in Canada. And with the meteorologists predicting another 20cm of snow to fall through today, tonight and into Friday, this video seems even more appropriate to share here today.
Go Grannies Go! 🙂
National Sweater Day 2013
On Feb 7th, lower your heat and put on your favorite sweater to take action against climate change and work towards a sustainable future. Join Canadians across the country fighting climate change by conserving energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. If every Canadian lowered the heat by just 2º C this winter, it would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 4 Megatons!
So lower the heat, wear that sweater and make the world a better place for your Grandchildren!
Check out all that is happening here: http://www.sweaterday.com/
And here is the link to The World Wildlife Federation’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WWFCanada/
Ryan Gosling, Hobbyist, Likes to Knit – Esquire.
What is NOT to like about Ryan Gosling?
He’a Canadian, a humanitarian, musician,, damn fine actor – look DD! – he starred in one of YOUR favourite shows back in the day, entrepreneur of the yummy persuasion, he owns the Moroccan restaurant “Tagine” in CA and…
Following in the ancient tradition of knitting, when only men were permitted to wield the needles. See gents? Nothing “girly” about this particular handcraft.
Hell! If you’re a male-type person and one of your Home Boys gives you a hassle about the hat on your needles, tell them this: