The week brought a little of this, a little of that, much knitting and pencil chewing over a new design. I planned a little for my first vending event and did a tiny bit of shopping and finished two books.
Here’s a little gathering of “the things”:
Pier1 All Hallows 2015 ~ 3
Pier1 All Hallows 2015 ~ 2
Pier1 All Hallows 2015 ~ 1
Wicked Wedding 🙂
Pier1 Skullies and Beads
Hoping your week was happy and productive and wishing you a great weekend 🙂
But you’ll never get the 80’s out of the girl! 😉
Goth-Stonians Legwarmers have gone live on Ravelry!
Please download and get creative – it’s free for the remaining month of August – a little kick-start to the beginning of the knitting season.
Fast, fun, affordable. One skein of Cascade 220 or any worsted, some imagination and these become totally unique.
Huge loves to my amazingly beautiful and talented daughter for supplying photos for me Hell no! You wouldn’t catch me on heels that high anymore – unless a palanquin and two studly dudes come with purchase!
Pattern page 1:
Goth-Stonian Legwarmers ©Karin Bole Tupper & KeiB Designs
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
My black and white obsession, that is:
Yorick test knit finished
Skully prototype top and Yorick test knit bottom.
Yorick’s contured back.
Yorick, #ucg version
UCG Yorick motif
UCG Yorick quarter done.
My knitting jags resemble a two-year old’s food jags 🙂 Come to that, my eating habits resemble same!
“Skully” was well received and so I’ve begun a test knit. Remind me to take notes the next time I decide to hook “off the cuff”! The skull motif is a fairly well-known one, for those of us who like that stuff and my favourite was Spider Mambo’s single crochet guy. I popped her skull into an Arcade wheel style “granny” to make “Skully”. Unfortunately, I couldn’t remember what I did. I started yesterday with hook, needles, yarn, notebook and camera (!) in my lap and set to.
“Yorick” is close to halfway done, I’ve notes and photos for a possible tutorial if this becomes a pattern and thankfully, DID remember what I’d done to create the “Slipped Stitch Open Patella Cable”. Yes. That. 8=. I’m using the KnitPicks wool of Andes sportweight again, had tons leftover and it’s super economical for proto’s and tests. I’ve promised my Girlie a #ucg version that she’ll be able to wear at work (sidebar: since when do companies hire Graphic Designers, ie: Artists, and then subject them to corporate drone dress codes?) I have some KnitPicks Shine Sport in black for multi-seasonal wear. I’m testknitting an idea that’s languished for a while. Still bearing the unfortunate name of “Green Blob” in my head but now in blue. I think if I can stop setting this down for other yarny projects, it could be pretty.
KnitPicks Shine Sport
Blue Blob or Baubles
Yorick Cowl ~ Test Knit
Speaking of seasons… I’m not sure who is responsible for this but you go to Mama Nature right now and apologize!! I woke to this beautiful but chilly back garden view this AM.
I’m fresh out of words, poor other blog and journal… My hands keep busy though:
The Arcadian Cowl ~ Double Loop II ~ Finished
The Arcadian Cowl ~ Double Loop II ~ Detail
Goth-Stonian Legwarmers ~ Finished
Ain’t mis-bead-havin’! Beads for Goth-Stonian Legwarmers. Custom sugarskulls are my favourites 🙂