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Sheila Joynes
Western Washington
I love the beauty of the world and life in general.
Interests: I am a free lance designer and have designs published in Sterling publications, Creative Knitting, Plymouth Yarns, Simply Shetland, and Vogue Knitting. In January 2012 book I have an exclusive book called: "I Can't Believe I'm Fair Isle Knitting" published by Leisure Arts. My likes are music, knitting, gardening, dancing, teaching, baking, nature, granchildren, and family. I have a BA in art education from the University of Washington and love the fiber arts. I currently design and teach knitting workshops in fair isle techniques.
Recent Activity
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New hat pattern great for those quick holiday gifts. Knit with Cascade's Baby Alpaca Chunky makes it lovely knit and it will be happily received by the recipient. Knit with size 11 in a just a couple of hours. Available... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2015 at Sheila Joynes
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My new designs in the 60 Quick Knit Cowls from 6th and Spring books and Cascade yarns. These are two designs I knit and designed when I was going through breast Cancer Treatment in Fall 2014. It was a challenge,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2015 at Sheila Joynes
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Beautiful garden this year. Zucchini, Swiss Chard, Kale, Potatoes, Strawberries, Summer Squash, Pumpkin, Winter Squash, Artichoke, Blueberries, Carrots, and Beets. We have had perfect weather and I used organic fish compost. , Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2015 at Sheila Joynes
I was so excited to complete my radiation treaments and get back to work full time. I was up and at "em early this morning. My excitement was contagious. Everyone was happy. I was feeling good and ready to tackle... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2014 at Sheila Joynes
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I finished my last dose of radiation yesterday. I was emotional a good portion of the day. It felt like a huge weight has been lifted from my shoulders. I am so happy that I can now start getting my... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2014 at Sheila Joynes
Thank you so much sweetie! Love you, lil' sis. ❤️
Toggle Commented Dec 14, 2014 on Cancer at Sheila Joynes
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What it means to me! Cancer is a funny disease. It is an emotional and physical roller coaster ride, but through this journey, I have been given a gift! I don’t know if it is because you have the fear... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2014 at Sheila Joynes
Doctor appts today! Oncotype DX Breast Cancer Assay test ordered! This test will basically tell me if they need to do Chemo. Result consultation appt is Oct 9th 4:30pm. I am praying for it to come back low= no chemo.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at Sheila Joynes
Step Two: Pathology Report GREAT NEWS! Negative margins and Sentinel gland is free of cancer. I won't need chemo, radiation only! SOOOOOOO Happy! Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2014 at Sheila Joynes
Dressing removed. I am covered in a painful red rash on the left side of my upper body. Possibly from the tape or the cleanser they used in surgery. I have been up and around the last two days. I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2014 at Sheila Joynes
I slept well last night! No pain pills needed. Ice pack is definitely the way to keep the pain under control. No temp or drainage on dressing! I will be able to remove dressing this evening and take a shower.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at Sheila Joynes
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"She out of surgery, it went well, she is in recovery right now. Now 5 to 7 days to see if surrounding tissue and lymph gland come back negative. Looks good though." a post on facebook posted yesterday 08-25-14 Step... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2014 at Sheila Joynes
I imagine a tatoo will be a piece of cake after this! Eight needles were inserted ito my nipple and areola and a needle to insert the marking wire into my tumor, They do this procedures for lumpectomy. But at... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at Sheila Joynes
What an emotional roller coaster ride this last couple of weeks have been! Some days I sobbed almost the entire day. Me, of all people should never have been diagnosed with breast cancer. I eat well, no junk food, or... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2014 at Sheila Joynes
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Slouchy Fair Isle by Sheila Joynes from 60 Quick Luxury Knits, published by Sixth&Spring Books. Photography by Jack Deutsch and text copyright © 2014 by Sixth&Spring Books. Used by permission. Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at Sheila Joynes
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I thought I would share the technique how to swatch a gauge for Fair Isle in the round. Fair isle knitting usually knits up at a smaller gauge, but hopefully this will save some of you the headache of your... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2014 at Sheila Joynes
Dear God, I promise never to talk a "Man Cold", again. Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2014 at Sheila Joynes
I am a little better today! Still lots of chest congestion, but I at least feel like knitting. Starting a new fair isle project to take to Stitches West in Feb. I got an email regarding our rooms. I am... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2014 at Sheila Joynes
New year's resolution is to blog more. :-) 01-03-14 It seems easy to write 2014 for some reason, maybe it is because I am so ready to leave 2013. It was a sad year, after losing our 20 year old... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2014 at Sheila Joynes
Stitches West events are now posted online. http://www.knittinguniverse.com/expos/69/0/class_detail/7562/ Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2013 at Sheila Joynes
I will be teaching Fair Isle at Stitches West in Santa in Santa Clara, CA Feb. 2014. Watch the Stitches website for more details and as more information becomes available I will post them here. :-) Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2013 at Sheila Joynes
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Our beautful Mckenzie laying on her blanket Nana made her. Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2013 at Sheila Joynes
Journey! The sun is shining, warming Diamonds glisten on the river Lifting spirits. To the mountain tops with Their snow tipped peaks. Evergreens peek out among the skeletons. The higher we climb, The slower we crawl Passing centipedes along the... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2013 at Sheila Joynes