Finished up my “Aurora Borealis” Stole and happy with the result. I winged the gradient effect to use up two full skeins of Malabrigo Silkpaca and added slip stitch borders on the short ends. The beads are #5 Miyuki in an iridescent blue purple that picked up the tiny bit of purple in the “Azules” colourway.
This one was my project for Eat.Sleep.Knit’s “Star Stitch” KAL and I gotta say… those stars are pretty but they are about as fun as a Klingon fart in the transporter room to work for any length of time. My hands were not happy about this at all. Hopefully, some accumulated yardage points and a star for my team, the “Starsheep” will make it worthwhile in the end. The colours are typically hard to capture but links from my project page to the stash that I worked with are pretty good if you’re curious about the tones and depth of the colours; they are nice on this particular base. I found myself petting quite a bit! A sweater in the Silkpaca would be luxurious *sigh*A
My “Starburst” Hat is blocked too – love the balloon trick! It’s size Small, for a Littlie so no modelled photos.
Off balloon 🙂
From my Etsy, my living room and my Ebay. Pretty makes everything better.
Knitterly Things Vesper Sock
Pandora artist’s pallette
Addi lace pink cords
Namaste vintage buddy case
Silk floss rainbow
Lepidoptery in stitchery
Angel of the Sea
Sampler, beads, charms
Sothia my love, you try me! 793 stitches
Lilli Pilli so close to finished 🙂
… that I was running an adoption agency for tribbles… 😉
The novelty – and the silk mohair – is running its course. Not before I have a limited production run of two each of four unique yarn / colour combos of ‘Velloso’ cowls.
These are available for purchase now in my Etsy shop. Please take a peek and feel free to share.
‘Velloso’ Cowl ~ limited edition ready-to-wear from KeiB Designs
I really am not joking when I use these acronyms and so… Here are the next bunch of fuzzy. This will be the cover work for “Velloso” when it’s back from tech editing 🙂
Petroica Cowl ©KeiB Designs
Petroica Cowl ©KeiB Designs
Mulberry Mulled Wine Cowl
Mulberry Mulled Wine Cowl
Sterling Cowl ~ ©Karin Bole Tupper & KeiB Designs
Sterling Cowl ~ Folded option
Luna Saturniinae 1, ©KeiB Designs, light-as-air cowl.
Luna Saturniinae 2, ©KeiB Designs, worn up for warmth.
Luna moth – my favourite
Luna Saturniinae 3, ©KeiB Designs, seamless to show only ‘good’ sides.
Luna Saturniinae 4, ©KeiB Designs, reversible
And the best score evah! Jordana Paige bags at almost 70% off. What’s a girl to do?
Well obviously, get two! 🙂
Knit / Crochet bags by Jordana Paige. The ‘Cora’ in Lavender and Dove Grey.
She is off the hook and off the needles. “Skellina” is a blingy version of “Yorick” and technically another test knit. Note to self: take notes, SMH. I believe I’ve got it all down now and will get at some writing and tech editing.
This is another of my ©kindred knits & cohabiting crochet projects, combining filet mesh crochet in a motif form, with knitted lace work and ribbing. I invented a rib stitch to achieve the look of bones for Yorick… alas poor Karin! I knew notes not – apologies to Willy Shakespeare. All is recouped though and tweaked even, so that the Skellina version is “The One”.
I was iffy about using a yarn with acrylic – I totally own being a yarn snob – but this King Cole “Galaxy” just wouldn’t stop following my around my LYS the last time I went for a Sit ‘N Knit. I figured anything so sassy and insistent needed WIP’ing into shape. I actually love it… it is the tiniest bit splitty but you’d expect that with the paillette thread and in no way is this a disadvantage. The yarn is soft and shows the stitches well. What I really like is that the paillettes shine with rainbow hues, when light hits them. It’s like a two for one look and gives a perfect sugarskull or Día de Muertos look to the finished cowl.
The other WIP’s are coming along, that being a second “Filigree” and the resurrected third pair of “Goth-stonian” legwarmers. I found some beautiful Asian-motif beads in a lacquer red that’ll be perfect for this pair that I’m working in some black Cascade 220.
And now, back to the grind. Cheers All!
Skellina ©Karin Bole Tupper & KeiB Designs
Skellina ©Karin Bole Tupper & KeiB Designs – worn with a quarter turn for a more subtle look
Filigree ©Karin Bole Tupper & KeiB Designs
Red Asian motif beads and custom sugarskull beads
Skellina ©Karin Bole Tupper & KeiB Designs – completely reversible
I just realized how badly misinterpreted that post title could be by knitting muggles…
Alas, they shall have to remain uninitiated :p
I wrapped up the prototype for “Filigree” today and am mostly happy with it. I’m going to tweak a thing or two for the testknit. I reclaimed some Handmaiden Camelspin in the rose garden colourway for the that. I’m looking forward to knitting it all over again!
My Lazy Ripple is done too, so lazy that I’m not going to block it. It’s lazy because there weren’t formal row counts. This was meant totally for stashbusting and so I used every bit of all the skeins. I like how it came out and I hope there’ll be some babies show up in my circle to gift it to 🙂
Photos of both:
Filigree by KeiB Designs
Lazy Ripples Pram Blanket
1m x 80cm and 8 skeins busted out of Stash Jail
Filigree scarf blocking
Handmaiden Camelspin “Rose Garden”
Filigree ~ After blocking