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Transitions

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Transitions

I am proud to report that I have finished my November Designers Challenge!

I’m calling it Transitions for now. Here’s a link to my Ravelry Project Page, and a link to the thread in the Testing Pool Group where I’m having it tested (just in case anyone’s interested).

Only a short post for this early in the morning. Happy Thanksgiving!
– Eleni

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Moonage Daydream

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Moonage Daydream

Last months designers challenge was to make a cabled, autumn leaf inspired cowl. I finished!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(clicking either of the pictures should take you to the Ravelry project page)

I used a lace pattern at the top that reminded me of falling leaves and cables at the bottom. Unfortunately I haven’t gotten a chance to take any really wonderful pictures because of the nasty weather. as soon as the skies clear up I’ll be sure to add some pictures to the project page 🙂

I don’t think I’ll be publishing this pattern any time soon as I’m working on too many things to put the time into writing it up and having it tested right now. Perhaps sometime in the future if a lot interest is shown in it.

 

This months challenge is to create a black and white head accessory using colorwork.

 ~~Here is a link to the group page on Ravelry~~

Ideas are already brewing in my head and I can’t wait to share them all with you!

~Eleni

Welcome Back!

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Hello! Welcome to my new and improved blog! I’ve finally decided on the theme, I think it’s just gorgeous, don’t you? I suppose you’ll be wanting the Grand Tour now.  I’m sure you’ve noticed the three pages ^^^, Home is still home, I should start you off with that. Home is where you can find my most recent blog posts all in one place.

To the right of home, you’ll find Kitsch. Kitsch is my new “About Me” page. If your looking to get in contact with me please check it out!

The last of our lineup is Krafty. I have listed for your use, my Ravelry and Etsy links there, enjoy!

I’m sure you’ve also noticed the sidebar to your right >>>

It’s changed a bit now. At the top theres a little search bar that will find anything on my blog. Just below that is a list of my most recent posts. Clicking any one of them will take you directly to that post. Then there is a list of blogs I follow and a jumble of categories if your looking for something in particular.

Now for some exciting news! I didn’t get the chance to tell you about the October designers challenge yet did I? Well it’s a really great one with wonderful prizes 🙂

The Challenge is to create a cowl/infinty scarf, using cables, with a theme of autumn leaves. You can view the entire page here on Ravlery.

Anyhoo, I’ve been working on mine and I just can’t wait to show it to you!

Oh, I do have to go now, but please enjoy exploring the new blog without me!

~Eleni

Construction !!Use Caution!! Zone

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Construction !!Use Caution!! Zone

So  how is everyone? Have you noticed the (again) changes here? I’m just having an awful hard time deciding on one thing that really “represents me” as a crafter, I suppose its because I’m not entirely sure where I am right now! I’ve decided to completely update my crafting ventures and devote myself a bit more to it all. I’ll be opening up an Etsy shop as soon as I’ve gathered a bit of an inventory to sell, I’m working on several new design ideas, re-vamping this blog of mine, considering submitting a few designs to magazines and open submissions and working on some non-design projects! It’s a good thing I can multi-task well!

If your coming over and reading my blog regularly, first, thank you so much, and second, you’ll be in for quite a few changes in the following week! Hopefully I’ll be all done and ready for my grand re-opening by next Friday!

For your crafty pleasure to keep you interested while I’m busy with my to-do list, I thought you might want to learn that the October designers challenge is up!(It has been since October 1st) Your can find the group home-page here on Ravelry if your interested. This months theme is autumn leaves, in a cowl/infinity scarf with a focus on cables. I absolutely adore cowls! I had been thinking last month that there was some perfect yarn at my LYS for a cowl, but it was a bit pricey and I didn’t want to get it and then have no motivation to finish! Then I saw the post with its gorgeous yarn prizes! It was a match made in heaven.

Thank you all so much for being patient with me as I try to change everything up. Your support means so much to me 🙂

~Eleni

School Blues, Reds and Greens

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I know, I know, I havn’t posted in days. I’ve thoroughly given up on daily posting! I shall simple post when I have something interesting 🙂 Although I’m sure you’ve noticed by now the new page up top? ^^ “WIP Workroom” is where I’ll keep a record of all of my WIP’s (“Works in Progress” for you non-ravelry users) just in case your curious 🙂

I’ve started school and feel thoroughly confused and lost in it, but that is to be expected…during the first week 🙂
I’m sure by now some of you are wondering about the title…well at least the colorful parts 🙂 Well then lets shake things up a bit shall we? Lets start at the very end (a very good place to start).

Green – I’ve been stuck at the heel flap of my Ribbed Ribbons socks I told you about in my last post because of some crazy counting reasons (“Down With The Calculator” is NOT a good campaign, I’ve proven it) and they are very very Green.

Now lets skip to the beginning.

Blues – See “Greens”, they make me blue 🙂

Reds – O.0 ….. You expected me to have a purpose for everything? …Oh…Woops… 🙂

Now some unrelated colors that I DO have a purpose for!

Beige – I’m not sure if any of you were even aware that I finished my September designers challenge AND Wrote up the pattern AND got it tested AND am currently making the page for it on Ravelry as I wait for just a sniffle more info from a tester (Sniffle = Triffle =Smidgen =itsy bit) …aren’t you proud of me?

Pretty, Huh?

Just in case youd like to know, the challenge was to create a:

Object:Bag
Theme:Patterns in Nature
Technique:Rows of sc

You should really see the gorgeous yarn this month here!

I’m just finishing up testing and you can expect me to edit this post to add a link sometime tomorrow!

Now I’m fairly sure thats all there is for now, Ttfn!

Adam Ant – Prince Charming

A Two Post Day

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This post is for Saturday.

I know I said Tuesday-Friday posting but, technically I AM posting on Tuesday it’s just Two separate posts in one…Make sense?

First off I’d like to tell you about the first sale of my Folds pattern on Ravelry, WooHoo!

I got the receipt in my inbox yesterday (Friday) from paypal for $3.50, very very exciting! I also got a few lovely messages on Ravelry commenting on what a great pattern it is, thank you to those people(you know who you are I’m sure) if your reading this.

 

Klaus Nomi – Lightning Strikes

 

Tuesday’s Post:

Hip Hip Horray! I’ve finished my August Designers challenge… X2! I made two projects and I’ll have to choose between the two of them, I’m leaning towards the second one though 🙂 Anyhoo here they are!

 

The first one is called Pidge and It’s modeled after my brothers pet pidgeon who is mostly white with gray wings…and named pidge :-):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The second lovely bird is called Too Cool, I ended up entering him 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Wish me luck in the challenge!

David Bowie – Oh! You Pretty Things

 

~Eleni

Keeping up

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Horrah I’m going good on my promise for every day of posting so far!

Now I don’t think I ever showed you my June/July Designers Challenge entry, did I? Well here It is, I call it Flowers and Folds.

A front view (The back is exactly the same)

The challenge was to design a Top, with Stripes, and an Oragami theme. Well I most certainly have stripes on this top and the flowers on the bottom were modeled after oragami flowers I saw 🙂 .

I absolutely love the website Pinterest. I made a board here of all of my inspirations for this and that made it so much easier to remember everything.

Oh, before I forget I wnated to say something about this months designers challenge! You can of course see it here on Ravelry (Which you should because the prize yarn is beautiful), but I like to put it here too.

Object: stuffie
Theme: birds
Technique: using less than one skein

I was thinking of making a pidgeon scince they usually aren’t considered the most elegant of birds and aren’t that inspirational (aside from those pidgeon childrens books which are, undeniably, very cute).

Have I mentioned that I’ve taken up painting recently? I’m not terribly good but I’m hoping to learn more as I go, Perhaps I’ll take some pictures of some of the things I’ve done to show you 😉 .

Ah well I’m afraid thats all for now but I’ve decided to give you some music in each of my posts at the end now. This is one by David Bowie called ‘The Man Who Sold The World’, It’s been done by many other people and groups since including Nirvana who are very good too but none shall surpass David Bowie.

Challenge, Shmallenge!

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^^^^^^I’ve completed my designer’s challenge as you can see ^^^^^^

Yippee, yippee!!! I’m putting pics up in the group as we speak…talk…type? Ah well you get the point!

          I will be, fairly soon, posting a “Call for Testers”(that sounds so official) in the Free Pattern Testers group on Ravelry if anyone is in the mood to test and are really really forgetful, feel free to use my contact info here, to reach me and I’ll remind you when I set up the thread 😀

          While we(meaning me) are on this topic, I’ll take this opportunity to bore you to death with lots of words with pretty pictures in between ;-D

I used a really…erm…well…different(?) technique for the “Blocking” part of the challenge

  I used stones to “full” the top of the mitten because I thought it looked a bit…Blauh before that 🙂

I wanted to add all sorts of little details to the mittens but that just made it impossible to finish! I wanted to have little windows and doorways and criss-crossy designs all over but then I remembered that I couldn’t with crochet :-/ So please imagine that these are the most intricate of intricate mittens that you’ve ever seen just to make me feel better 🙂

Thank you so much for looking 🙂 🙂 :-/ 😛 😦 🙂 🙂

~Eleni

January, Post #1

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January’s Challenge brought many things…Including a new design to be made!

The Challenge was is to create a:

Object: a pair of mittens
Theme: architecture
Technique: blocking

And you can win:
first place prize yarn
First place can win 4 skeins of Knit Picks City Tweed HW in “Marsh” and one skein of Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted in the colorway of “Pearl Ten”.

second place prize yarn
Second place can win one skein of Knit Picks Palette in “Mustard” and one hank of Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted in the colorway of “Mariposa”.

Yipee!!! Isn’t it exciting? If YOU would like to participate you can check out the thread here on Ravelry.

~Eleni

P.S. If you don’t have a Ravelry you might want to think about getting one :-).

P.P.S. Unless of course you don’t knit, crochet, spin or weave…then maybe you shouldn’t :-).