11 March 2016

FO Friday Not - From The Main Blog

Well, here it is 'FO Friday' and I have sweet FA to show for it. **sulks**

Okay, not really sulking but wishing I planned ahead more than I plan in the middle! 'Smoke Rings' - NCM2016 #2 - is still at about 90% done and I'm at the mercy of Ravelry, waiting on Sellers. Failing that, the shawl is large enough to cast off now and call it for done. 'Ile d'Ecosse' - NCM2016 #3 - is also nearly complete and would be done if I'd not decided that I wanted to bead the border. The Toho Round Seed Beads 8/0's in 'Metallic Cosmos' should be here any day and hopefully, the FO will be worth the wait.

Stymied creatively, I wandered around my stash and Rav queue, looking for something to keep me occupied until I can get back to NCM and came up with some recently stashed Tosh merino light and a shawl pattern from The Yarniad - 'Pennae'. It's coming along nicely with a mod here and there so I don't die of 'garter-itis' and quelling the shakes until I can get back to the hook!

Here's how things look at the end of week one of National Crochet Month:


01 March 2016

March Is National Crochet Month ~ 2016 Version

It's here again: National Crochet Month!

NCM 2016

I'm excited start my #NCM2016 project - Armorique Shawl by Hélène Marcy. I've reclaimed some Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine from a never-ending knitting project and am reading through the pattern to get a feel for the construction.

My Etsy shop is celebrating NCM too!
**Celebrating National Crochet Month with free shipping of any yarn purchase - Canada and USA. Use coupon code: NCM2016FREESHIP at checkout**

25117878740_89eb1dc40f_o

What will you be working on this year?

21 February 2016

A Little This A Little That

Almost forgot about you, poor Blogger! Here's the latest from the main blog:

The snow came to stay but I'm sufficiently dug out and knitting on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Making good progress with 'Ariel' aka: Absinthe Mermaid, the Manos Fino is a treat to work with and a perfect sub for Tosh Merino Light incidentally.

Body almost ready to separate for back and front.
Body almost ready to separate for back and front.

I dug out an old skein of Ruby Sapphire sock yarn and am playing with the bones of a new design. RS yarns were an Indie company that I loved. Generous skeins and very limited colours, many customised with their fans names - yup, there is a 'Karin' colourway :) The one that I'm working with is 'Heather', a lovely, springtime mix with touches of teal and sand that keep it from being to saccharine. 'Biaisée' is the working name for this scarf.

The diagonal line and sunlight. How Vermeer!
The diagonal line and sunlight. How Vermeer!

I have a lot of a skein leftover from my 'Metallicus' tee and have been churning out these awesome little soap savers (or cell phone cases said my Mum when I gave her one Friday night). They take minutes to hook up and I have some pretty stone beads to add as tie stops. I think I'm up to six of them now with another on the hook - they're a great little 'green' item and mine are also vegan friendly :)

Perfect for travel soaps or Wild Woolly's sample sizes.
Perfect for travel soaps or Wild Woolly's sample sizes.

I've been stocking my Etsy shop with more cross stitch, hardanger and vintage kitsch; also some cute and out-of-print children's patterns. Dinosaurs never go out of style!

Matching Dino pullover and squishy knit dino buddy.
Matching Dino pullover and squishy knit dino buddy.

I hope everyone had a great weekend - ciao for now!

10 February 2016

Quick Update

Tons of new stuff in my Etsy shop. Counted cross stitch fans, I no longer stitch and have listed many OOP charts, kits and semi-kits. Some lovely discontinued yarns - Debbie Bliss, Sundara, Etc. plus ready-to-wear and KeiB Designs patterns.

Shop Link --> KeiB Designs and Knits <-- p="">

And most recent post from the main blog:

A little here, a little there. Verra busy lately!