Smart-Ass Knitters Club: Package #2

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The second shipment of the Smart-Ass Knitters/World Domination Club went out in August.  I hope you’ll all excuse this VERY late post…

The Designer:  Keri Williams

Keri is the designer behind the ingenious Jeanie shawl…one of my favourite designs ever.  Keri also has one of the greatest evil laughs ever, and shares my very twisted sense of humour.  Clearly Keri was an instant choice to design something for the club.

The Design:  Undine

Undine

This hat can be knit as a cloche

Undine

or a slouchy hat.

Undine

I love the texture and depth.

But my favourite part?  This star detailing on the top:

Undine

It’s also reversible.

Thanks again to the FABULOUS Emma for modelling.  Gotta love it when your mother gives you full permission to Smart-Ass-it-up.  (Did I mention Stephannie’s in BIG trouble when E grows up?)

Undine

The yarn:  Merino Silk DK in Whatcha Gestating in There, a Possum???

Whatcha Gestating in There...a Possum???

You see, Keri’s from New Zealand, where the possum yarn lives…and since she was pregnant while designing this…

Greys. Soft Purples. A touch of brown.

I have to admit, once the entire shipment was dyed, I wasn’t at all sure about this colour. In fact, I wanted to overdye it ALL. A week later, I was madly in love with it. The beauty is subtle and sneaks up on you. And the yarn base itself? Soft, squooshy and just a touch shiny.

The swag:  Needlebooks handmade by Darby Bayly

I cannot tell you how much I love these little books!  About a week after I met Darby, I asked her if she would make swag for the Club.  Not long after, she brought me a pile of these little books.  I was astounded.  Darby is one of those amazing creative people.  You give her a germ of an idea, and she comes up with something amazing.  I love that about her.  Her creativity feeds that of those around her, and I know that ours feeds her as well.  (Dear Kingston…you can borrow her sometimes, but we’re keeping her.)

So the needlebooks will fit tiny sewing needles and also decent sized tapestry needles.  I’ve even found a place for my bent tip Chibi in the stitching in the spine.

Thank you Keri and Darby!  You are both pleasures to conspire with.

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