27 May 2015

From The Main Blog~ The New Man In My Life

James Harris, it was love from the first moment you appeared in my thoughts to finally tying the knot!
Okay. Enough silliness :p The inspiration for this first in the series is my Great Grandpa Thorpe. He was a well-known ship builder and craftsman but to me, he was hugs, yarns - of the story variety, salt, ocean, family love and pride. It seemed fitting to work this as a traditional seaman's scarf, a shape that is really wearable and unisex.
JH - the test knit is done and I think he's a keeper. I'll be over here in my corner trying to decipher notes and getting this one ready for editing.
JH's portfolio :) :


21 May 2015

From The Main Blog ~ A Girl's Gotta Eat

And... seeing as the fancy widget is here - over there ->, to the right :). Thank you Blogger - WordPress get the HTML stick outta your arse! :p

So, fair warning, this'll show up on "All Of The Blogs!" today.

I have books for sale on Amazon and I'd love if you'd download  one or three.

You can find them here, via my Amazon Author profile: Spilled Ink
and the fancy widget is on the right sidebar here: So Many Vices, So Little Time

KeiB Designs and Karin Bole Tupper - ©cheaper than a Barista's specialty and always gluten, lactose and calorie-free!

~ kei
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20 May 2015

From The Main Blog - WIp Wednesday

Uugghh...

It's all about the WIP's this week I'm afraid. I've done it to myself with this damn "startitis" and lack of sufficient pairs of arms. I finished the prototype for "James Harris" and am currently working the test knit from my draft pattern. Savannah is my "selfish knitter" and "Reign" accompaniment, so not a lot done but progressing. I keep on staring at the yarn for the test knit of Matinée II (the Mrs. Crosby) but I've psyched myself out with the technique I want to use v. practical application / joy of the knitting / fear of buggering up the most gorgeous yarn evah! I suppose a dip in the frog pond wouldn't be the end of the world if things... unravel...

Progesses and lilacs from my walk to the Marché:



13 May 2015

From The Main Blog ~ Matinée II ~ Finished

Carnelian (pattern: Matinée II) is off the needles :) I love the Alegría by Manos del Uruguay and will definitely use it again. I don't have the exact metres and grams yet; it is a little different from Matinée but that'll come soon.
Carnelian is the "large" version and the size variations are a nod to the two most standard put ups for sock and fingering yarns. The finished accessories come out to very similar dimensions due to the pattern differences.  I'm lagging a bit on getting the patterns finished but have high hopes for the rest of the day. Hope your day is wonderful :)