Dry Out The Digs & Rev Up The Restoration!

The house is dried out and repairs are underway. Everything at KeiB Designs & Knits on Etsy is on sale for 10% off to help offset the cost of the deductible. It’s a great time to do some early gift shopping!

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To celebrate the end of the flood recovery, I’m having a “Downsize The Deductible” sale at KeiB Designs and Knits on Etsy. Take 10% off any item in the shop from today until 23 July! 📦🎁🔖🤗

https://www.etsyonsale.com/shop/KeiBDesignsAndKnitsDry

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Aside ~ Fin d’un Beau Weekend

Home Sweet Home… Is where I can find all my stuff!

I don’t mind travelling but I’d rather not live out of a suitcase. A post about the events of the weekend is posted on the Artisan blog.

So, I’ve come home to over 600 emails between the two blogs and so… I’m wimping out folks. Gonna clear all but the direct messages and start fresh. If y’all weren’t so damn productive I wouldn’t have to raise the white flag!

My weekend went exceptionally well personally and professionally and I hope all is well in your parts of the world.

Cheers!

~ kei

Outta Here!

Off grid (mostly) for a weekend of getting myself gathered and centred again. Still missing my Papasan but the business of living is a very good balm.
You kids behave while I’m away!
I don’t want to get any calls from the WP coppers about wild book signings (without me), any publicly dangling participles, rowdy root clauses and absolutely no antagonising antonyms!
Catch you on the overleaf Scribblers 🙂

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The Needler’s Retreat 2015 begins this afternoon at 5:00pm. We will be having our usual private soirée with the official troublemakers and lovers of non-dairy creamer (Bailey’s) an hour or two ahead of that. I love these gals and it’s a treat to spend time away from all other concerns and be immersed in the craft we all love. BFF and I have the ‘honeymoon suite’ again this year. Yes. We really do call it that. You need a ‘backstitch pass sl st over’ to get in with the punk rock purlers 😀

I’ll be back with stories and photos next week and until then happy knitting and don’t ‘ss any knits or p2togs’ that I wouldn’t do!

Sexy Knitters Club

Not your Grannie's Knittin'! Not your Grannie’s Knittin’!

Cheers all! ~ kei
6 November 2015

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Respite, Rest, Restoration

A repost from a different November. This little piece of Heaven is on my mind as I’ll be spending a weekend there with my BFF and many other like-minded women. It promises to be three days of new challenges, friendships, learning and nurturing.

I hope your weekend when it comes, will bring you joy.

~ kei
4 November 2015

I stepped barefoot onto my balcony in the chill November dawn
And was struck by the incredible beauty of autumn on the river
The newborn light on the horizon bathed the world in every hue
Of mauves, violets and amethyst; a gift of my favourite colours
Reflecting it in the polished pewter, mirror smooth water’s surface
Shadows of evergreens were a study in charcoal, smudged along the shore
The denuded oak and maple trees looked like black lace on violet silk
They reached their slender branches aloft like fingers seeking warmth
And as the sun cleared the eastern view of the lake, rays of brilliant light
Like ribbons of fire, came streaking across the water towards me
The burgeoning light gave colour to the water and woods, turning the sky blue
A soft breeze followed the rays, ruffling the water at the edge of the beach
Teasing the hem of my nightie. I shivered standing in the light coat of frost
Already beginning to disappear, as the earth began to warm itself
I breathed in the last of the dawn, holding my arms round myself for warmth
Then returned to my bed, dreaming Persephone’s dreams

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Dawn on the St. Lawrence river ©Karin Bole Tupper

Dawn on the St. Lawrence river
©Karin Bole Tupper

Designer Spotlight: Filigree by Karin Bole Tupper

Super stoked to be able to share this! I was interviewed two weeks ago and the e-magazine just published a few hours ago. Design is what keeps me away from poetry at times, so here’s what I generally keep over on my Geek blog.

I am so excited (thrilled, honoured, humbled) to have been a feature designer on today’s Berroco Designer Spotlight.

Ashley Palumbo, Social Media Director for Berroco Inc. contacted me a few weeks ago to conduct an interview. Ashley saw my “Filigree” scarf pattern, worked in Berroco “Folio” yarn and got in touch with me.

Please read the article at the link below. I think I’ll take myself out for a fancy coffee to celebrate! 🙂

Reblogged on WordPress.com

Source: Designer Spotlight: Filigree by Karin Bole Tupper

You Can Take The Girl Out Of The 80’s…

Busy with that other thing that I do!
Pictures in, tech editing done, PDF uploaded and… Thunderbirds are go!
If you’re a crafter, feel free to check out my latest pattern release.
~ kei

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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 Goth-Stonian Legwarmers ©Karin Bole Tupper & KeiB Designs

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James Harris Is Available In The Ravelry Shop

When I’m not writing poetry, I’m designing knit / crochet wear.
My latest pattern is now available on Ravelry, for any of you who may share my passion for creating.
We’ll return you to the poetry channel shortly. Please stand by…
~ kei

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Never too early to begin with your Christmas, Etc. gift making 🙂

You can find my latest unisex scarf pattern at the link below and please feel free to add me on Ravelry (KarinB) or to join the PSPRP group on Ravelry.

James Harris ~ men’s and unisex knitted scarf

It’ll be up on Etsy and Craftsy soon.

Cheers All!

~ kei James Harris scarf @Karin Bole Tupper & KeiB Designs

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