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Joyce Makes Art
http://www.elliebelly.com
Knit. Purl. Knit. Purl. Knit. Purl.
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Thats very nice of you to say. Happy (almost) new year! Joyce
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Thanks Judi. This definitely qualifies as yarn pørn! Joyce
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You know that awkward stage where the ugly little fledgling bird starts to spread its wings and becomes a more confident version of itself? I'm feeling a bit like that at the moment, as the barebones version of my new... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2016 at Joyce Makes Art
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Have you run across Indie Untangled? It's Lisa Chamoff's brilliant effort to help you find indie yarn and knitting related swag and I've been relying on it to keep up to date on yarn-world happenings ever since I found it.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2016 at Joyce Makes Art
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I've got a lot to do today. And, I shouldn't. I really shouldn't be plotting a new knit. But this Cashmere is calling me. It's Elliebelly Coventry Cashmere. The colorway is Lady Mary and its calling to me like a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2016 at Joyce Makes Art
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I'm still plugging and plugging along, knit Stitch after knit Stitch, with no apparent progress. I see the balls of yarn (I'm alternating skeins) decreasing, but honestly, I can't detect any growth in my scarf. A friend suggested putting a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2016 at Joyce Makes Art
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Are you looking for something to knit? Something pretty for yourself or a quick last minute gift? I've got you covered today, sharing four projects that have been knit with Elliebelly Yarn recently. The project on the top left is... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2016 at Joyce Makes Art
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I am knit, knit, knitting away on a cashmere scarf. The yarn is Plucky Cachet in Dreamy, and it is my second favorite yarn, only because Plucky's newest cashmere, Groovy, a felted cashmere yarn, became an immediate favorite when I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2016 at Joyce Makes Art
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I'm a little bit obsessed with Amy Miller's new mini-sock patterns, and have been working on a pair of Jimmies in between other projects. Because knitting Jimmies made me even more obsessed with the other three mini-sock patterns, I sent... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2016 at Joyce Makes Art
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So....This is definitely a thing, and I'm doing it. Elliebelly is coming back in January 2017. It's exciting and nerve wracking! There is lots and lots (and lots and lots more) work to do on the Elliebelly Website, which is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2016 at Joyce Makes Art
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I've been working on Rob Roy this afternoon. The cables were hard to figure out for the first few rows, but now they seem to be making sense. I'm a few rows shy of halfway through the first repeat of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2016 at Joyce Makes Art
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I have always believed that some of my best dyeing techniques, like many life skills, come from learning to fix mistakes. Overdyeing, for one. I have very well-developed skills in that area. One of my favorite techniques is dyeing my... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2016 at Joyce Makes Art
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I haven't made any progress on Rob Roy since last you saw it (because: Jimmies and Two Track). But, I did want to do the pay it forward part of this project, so Eva, check your Ravelry inbox. You should... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2016 at Joyce Makes Art
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I'm knitting Jimmies! These cute little low socks are so adorable that even the fact that I'm knitting them on size 0 needles isn't dampening my enthusiasm. Part of my enthusiasm is the yarn, which is Elliebelly, pulled from my... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2016 at Joyce Makes Art
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Here's a bit of vintage Elliebelly ephemera! This banner is from my long ago life, when Elliebelly yarn was sold on Hyena Cart as part of a "Congo" called Midday Faire with a few other work at home moms. The... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2016 at Joyce Makes Art
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It's finally fall here; cool and crisp. Which means perfect knitting weather. I took advantage of the opportunity to knit the ribbing for yet another hat. This is Thea Coleman's new Rob Roy pattern, knit in Elliebelly's Lyric Worsted in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2016 at Joyce Makes Art
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Over the past few weeks, Amy Miller, one of my favorite knitting pattern designers, has released four patterns for low socks. They're adorable, and they're quick. © amymiller I love all of them, and intend to knit them, but was... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2016 at Joyce Makes Art
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Mendota is definitely my favorite hat that I've ever knit. When I shared it with you Saturday, it was still in need of a good blocking, which it never actually got, because one of the kids has apparently run off... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2016 at Joyce Makes Art
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I need a creative day. One of those messy, carefree, just for fun days. So, I'm up early, mixing dyes and soaking yarn. I'm always at my best when I'm playing. And, it seems like a good day for working... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2016 at Joyce Makes Art
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I finished this hat last night. I was so in love with how soft it was, that I put it on immediately. And I couldn't take it off, even when I went to bed. It was that scrumptious. Predictably, I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2016 at Joyce Makes Art
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The kit for this hat arrived last weekend as you may recall from this post, and I cast on Tuesday evening. And couldn't stop knitting, because the yarn is wonderful and, of course, the colors. It's really the perfect hat.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2016 at Joyce Makes Art
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It's amazing, right? You can just feel all of that softness jumping off the page. This is some 100% angora, naturally produced and undyed yarn, that I ordered from Seidenhase.de. Seidenhase literally translates as silk bunny, and nothing could be... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2016 at Joyce Makes Art
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It's dry, hot and still in the '80s in Alabama. But the mornings are cool and despite the drought, there are lots of pretties in my garden to draw my interest while I sit on the porch and knit. Fortunately,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2016 at Joyce Makes Art
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It came in an email from Churchmouse Yarns and I had to have it. Right away. © blue sky fibers It really doesn't get any better than stripes and a slouchy hat! The pattern, called the 21 Color Slouch Pattern,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2016 at Joyce Makes Art
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Be brave and be bold knitter. Yes, the unfamiliar can be frightening. It may make you instinctively circle the wagons and push all thought of trying a new technique out of your mind. You knit, you purl. You've had some... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2016 at Joyce Makes Art