First Yarn Porn Of 2018

Mmmm… Yarn… 🙂



I need a tiny vent…

I have a lot of stash.
I have so much lot of stash that I have some for sale on Ravelry and Etsy.

I need the real estate and I need to not have to move all this again. Something that will be happening sooner than later.

So when someone wants to buy a skein or two, I’m really happy.

What makes me unhappy is the (many) times that I will get an inquiry, all enthusiastic-like, be asked for a postage quote (find box and packing, weigh, measure, or walk to post office), send the quote, only to have the person email back with ” Oh, I didn’t expect to pay that much!” (referring to either the cost of the yarn – which is clearly indicated in each stash post or the postage – I don’t make these up, that’s what it costs).

Most of my yarn for sale are one offs, ooaks, limited editions or discontinued, highly sought after skeins or colourways.

I’m not having a garage sale. I’m selling gorgeous yarn.


The Gift Making Season Is Here

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.

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Wishing you a happy and productive Monday. Just four more sleeps until the next clue in the Westknits Colour Craving Mystery Shawl KAL!

All Of The Stuff!

I think I showed admirable restraint in the face of all that fibre goodness temptation! The pink sari captured me completely. I love many traditional things East Indian and to see what is one of the oldest symbols of the Mik’maq people as the embroidered design feature was a wonderful surprise. I am a firm believer in the concept that sharing of cultural elements builds bridges and opens doors. This fabric length, such a simple thing, really touched me.

Make It Monday

Is a fail!

It is too stinking hot here to knit. Sweaty too and my Pere Lachaise is being done on bamboo pins… It’s like knitting in a sauna. This isn’t a complaint – I love the heat and the humidity but it sure isn’t conducive to knitting.

I will finish today though. With just two rows left, a half hour lunch break and A/C at work, there won’t be any reason to not have this wrapped up.

There have been some shop updates by my favourite dyers lately and I’ve scored a lovely or two. Here is a little Yarn Pr0n for you:

Gone Glamping and The Village

Gone Glamping and The Village



Yarn Pr0n

Oh and what a luscious bit of pr0n it is! My “Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” Codex, dyed by the Verdant Gryphon arrived yesterday. I am in silk heaven. So now, what do I make with this? It’ll have to be something spectacular or perhaps… I’ll just buy a display case 🙂

Silken pupas and threaded rainbow butterflies on poetry...

Silken pupas and threaded rainbow butterflies on poetry…

Also these new tools

New Knit Picks sunburst needles and Clover hooks.

New Knit Picks “Sunburst” needles and Clover hooks.

I noticed about a year ago that when I was knitting in the evening, that my metal Addis, my favourite needle for years now, were flashing in the light. To the point it was really irritating to the eyes, not to mention distracting. I’ve found myself using my bamboo and wood needles more often and was happy to catch a sale of Knit Picks’ “Sunstruck” needles. Just like the Harmony needles but in a light birch finish. I’m hanging on to my “lace” Addis, they have the newer, more pliant cord but will be donating my older ones to  Goodwill.

Gradually phasing out my very old Aero crochet hooks too. I’ve had some these from the time I was in my teens. Since discovering Clover and my new favourite, Tulip Etimo hooks, I’m enjoying my craft so much more. Now, if my Llama Daddy would spring for some of those ergonomic and gorgeous new Furls hooks…