March 9, 2014 in Patterns
Foot detail worked in Nerd Girl Yarn’s Trifecta in ‘Pete’s Favorite Shoes’ limited edition colorway.
“ Every artifact in this Warehouse is an extension of a person. ” — Mrs. Frederic
Our second artifact is one of the numerous presidential artifacts housed in the warehouse.The Thirty-Seventh President of the United States of America, Richard Milhous Nixon, had a talent for tap dancing around the truth. These shoes not only allow the wearer to do the same but they allow the wearer to construct a falsehood undetectable by even the most sensitive agent. This artifact was instrumental when two of the current warehouse agents tricked a third into the bronzer as a practical joke.
Profile of the sock detail worked in Nerd Girl Yarn’s Trifecta in ‘Pete’s Favorite Shoes’ limited edition colorway.
Tricky Dick was designed as an homage to the tasseled loafer. This slipper begins in a simple toe-up manner as you knit you will work through twisted ribbing into wrapped stitches. In the end you will create the entire tassel before you begin the foot and heel short row shaping. Tricky Dick is a fun pattern with just enough interest to hold your attention. Great deal of knitters balk at the idea of putting cashmere on their feet. Once you have completed your Tricky Dick slippers out of a single skein of Nerd Girl Yarns Trifecta, you will see the truth. Cashmere is totally for your feet.
February 9, 2014 in Patterns
Our first artifact was was the entire reason The Warehouse was created. The Minoan Trident is the original weapon of mass destruction. It is said to cause fissures in the earth’s crust and could conceivably cause a volcanic eruption. The trident was presumed lost with the destruction of Warehouse 2. The current warehouse agent were introduced to the trident by H.G Wells, a most dangerous woman. Miss Wells had taken the trident to the Yellowstone Caldera to destroy the world.
This lovely pattern reflects that scene. This shawl starts at the neck with a tab cast on, A Trident comes down the spine of this lace weight shawl ending in the sideways bind off reminiscent of the a river rocks H.G. drove the trident into. The mist rising from the river rock is creating by elongated garter stitch and stockinette. This shawl is a simple knit with just enough interest to keep you engaged. You can get a full size shawl out of a single skein of Nerd Girl Yarns Exquisite. This pattern will be for sale to the general public August 2014.
River Rock detail of the sideways bind off.
Detail of the Elongated Garter stitch.
January 12, 2014 in Patterns
As a capper to my first ever mystery KAL, I thought I would post a picture of it and the inspiration behind it. But A Purl Ain’t One is the first pattern I have designed that was driven by the idea instead of the yarn. Normally I have a concept that I mold to fit the weight of yarn I want to use. This time the concept wouldn’t budge and the weight of yarn had to shift.
My inspiration was a knitter meme off of the Hugo song 99 Problems. The knitter version goes ‘If your having stitch problems, I feel bad for you son. I got 99 problems and a purl ain’t one.’ As you can see the pattern had to have 99sts in its cast on and no purl stitches. I want something so heavily cabled that the cables become a texture. With all those factors in mind I made a sample in fingering weight. I mathed the results and I discovered that a small child or a large doll would love the fignering weight cowl. After 5 or so more swatches I got to bulky. Finally I had a cowl that was just right.
I am offering this cowl for free. I hope you enjoy knitting it as much as I enjoyed designing it. If you have questions regarding any of my designs, please come to my Ravelry group and ask away! I will be glad to help!
January 10, 2014 in Patterns
Wow! This is kind of a bitter sweet moment for me. I can’t believe this is the last clue. I have had so much fun running this Mystery KAL. The knitters who participated were a great group. They made some seriously pretty cowls. I hope they enjoyed as much as I did!
But A Purl Ain’t One FINALE
January 8, 2014 in Patterns
We are now done with Clue 3. At halfway, it is all down hill from here. So I was thinking let’s shake this cowl up with…MORE CABLES!!!
- hint, cue, indication, inkling, intimation, lead, suggestion
January 6, 2014 in Patterns
Wow! We at the halfway point already! So now our cowl is look like a cowl. We still have the weird slit at the beginning but now we have CABLES! and they have really made the cowl seem smaller. I give you CLUE 3 in which we have more cables but different cables!
Clue: Idea, notion
January 4, 2014 in Patterns
It is clue time! YAY!
At the end of clue one, You were left with a flat piece of boring knitting that consisted of 99 sts with two garter stitch ‘ridges’ and the promise of something more exciting to come.I like to keep my word. So, as promised, here is the link to Clue 2 in which things get more exciting.
Clue :something that guides through an intricate procedure or maze of difficulties
January 2, 2014 in Patterns
Clue: something that helps a person find something, understand something, or solve a mystery or puzzle.
I am getting ready to post the fist clue in my mystery KAL. You can find the clue at the above link. Please join in the chatter and speculation in CeliaAnne designs. Clue 2 will be post late Saturday, January 4th.
December 16, 2013 in Patterns
I am really excited about my 1st Mystery KAL. I have been twitchy to get it going. I just can’t wait any longer. Christmas was just too far away. So I posted the materials list and abbreviation list in the Mystery KAL thread on my group early. I also put up the pattern page today. Even though the KAL hasn’t started I am already giving out little clues. I am terrible at surprises.
Also the Warehouse 13 Club is selling right now at Nerd Girl Yarns! The spots are limited and going fast!
December 13, 2013 in Patterns
Club goes on sale December 15th!
The World’s Most Dangerous Antiques Roadshow club goes up for sale this Sunday! I little bird told me it goes live at 10 am CST. Remember this club is pretty exclusive. There is only 25 spots! I am really excited for everybody to meet my new designs.