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Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 01-12-2008, 10:15 PM
Replies: 199
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Posted By elliebelly
i handpaint my yarn in big trays with restaurant...

i handpaint my yarn in big trays with restaurant sized cooling racks laid over them, using big brushes (it still takes a while, lol). i soak my yarns but then roll them so they're mostly dry, paint,...
Forum: General Knitting 09-16-2007, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 945
Posted By elliebelly
subbing to see the answers :) i'm an...

subbing to see the answers :)

i'm an oldfashioned, one at a time on dpns kind of girl and i reallyneed to break out of my box!
Forum: General Knitting 09-16-2007, 04:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,788
Posted By elliebelly
i totally agree with the above -- cheap yarn has...

i totally agree with the above -- cheap yarn has nothing to do with price.

i'm a horrid yarn snob, but i like the homespun (is it lion brand?) that you can get at places like joanne's, and my...
Forum: General Knitting 09-03-2007, 03:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,636
Posted By elliebelly
i've heard a lot of people say silk garden is too...

i've heard a lot of people say silk garden is too sticky. a pity b/c it looks so pretty knit up!
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 09-03-2007, 02:45 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 30,600
Posted By elliebelly
your yarn is so pretty! i think we might be...

your yarn is so pretty!

i think we might be twins separated at birth, lol. my email address starts with rory too, and i've got a really similar colorway called wicked that i actually thought about...
Forum: General Knitting 09-03-2007, 09:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,636
Posted By elliebelly
omg! that is so gorgeous! i just finished a tank...

omg! that is so gorgeous!

i just finished a tank out of giotto and it was sort of a pitb to knit with (moss stitch). was in an enjoyable knit for the clapotis? i have a sort of earthy pink...
Forum: General Knitting 09-03-2007, 07:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,636
Posted By elliebelly
mine is in an aran weight bliss silk merino, ...

mine is in an aran weight bliss silk merino, which is lovely, but which i would not recommend because the stitches wouldn't run and i had to pick every row by hand, lol.

you can see pictures here:...
Forum: General Knitting 09-02-2007, 07:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,248
Posted By elliebelly
go to your library and look around at a lot of...

go to your library and look around at a lot of things, then get what you like best. i really like knitfix and the vogue book.

but i like the videos here better.

anything by elizabeth zimmerman is...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 09-02-2007, 06:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,133
Posted By elliebelly
i'm lazy, so i bought two skeins of each color...

i'm lazy, so i bought two skeins of each color and am knitting from both, spit slicing at the changes so i don't have to weave. i'm not sure what this is going to do to the repeats yet.

has anyone...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 09-02-2007, 06:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,133
Posted By elliebelly
thanks brooke, i'm off to go look at your...

thanks brooke, i'm off to go look at your blog!

i swatched it both ways -- as written and with garter ridges. i like them both, but like you, was thinking about doing the garter ridge because of...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 09-02-2007, 06:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,133
Posted By elliebelly
how funny! this is going to be my project for...

how funny! this is going to be my project for surviving three months of Nutcracker Ballet rehersals :)

do you have pictures of yours anywhere? i would love to see it!
Forum: How-to Questions 09-01-2007, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 914
Posted By elliebelly
just relax and do it :) this is a great pattern...

just relax and do it :)

this is a great pattern to stretch on, and if anything goes wonky, you can just frog a bit and fix it. i bet it's going to be gorgeous! what kind of yarn are you using?
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 09-01-2007, 06:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,133
Posted By elliebelly
I'm trying to work up the courage to start Knitty's Lizard Ridge

i started it once, but i had some holes in it and realized i wasn't wrapping all the stitches right.

so i frogged everything.

i've been waiting for cooler weather to start up again, but all that...
Forum: General Knitting 09-01-2007, 06:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,886
Posted By elliebelly
that is so cool! thank you! :woohoo:

that is so cool! thank you! :woohoo:
Forum: General Knitting 09-01-2007, 06:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,266
Posted By elliebelly
i really adore dpns. i learned on them as a kid,...

i really adore dpns. i learned on them as a kid, and found them pretty easy to pick back up when i started knitting socks a couple of years ago. there is something about knitting with four or five ...
Forum: The Lounge 09-01-2007, 06:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,648
Posted By elliebelly
oh hon! i feel your pain. i'm in the deep...

oh hon! i feel your pain. i'm in the deep south. we had over a week where the temp went over 100` -- um, can you say sucked?

i hope your weather breaks soon.
Forum: Buy/Sell/Swap 09-01-2007, 06:04 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 94,640
Posted By elliebelly
My name is Joyce, I'm a mixed media artist in...

My name is Joyce, I'm a mixed media artist in Birmingham Alabama and the owner of Elliebelly Paper & Fiber Arts. I've been in business on the web since April of 2001, offering hand-dyed items,...
Forum: How-to Questions 09-01-2007, 05:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 765
Posted By elliebelly
Best cast on for Mobius?

Any opinions on the best cast on to you for a mobius wrap, or just generally, how to do it? i'm a much better visual learner than i am from written words, but i haven't found anything that is what...
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 09-01-2007, 05:43 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 30,600
Posted By elliebelly
yes, mostly acid. i do some dyeing with herbs...

yes, mostly acid.

i do some dyeing with herbs from my garden and other organic matter, including some of the dyes used in the swatched yarn (which is about to be socks for my daugher)
Forum: Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 09-01-2007, 01:33 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 30,600
Posted By elliebelly
pretty, pretty yarns! i love dyeing yarns and am...

pretty, pretty yarns!

i love dyeing yarns and am a total addict. i've been dyeing cashmere this week, but haven't taken pictures yet, so here is some merino and blue faced leicester from last...
Forum: General Knitting 09-01-2007, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7,442
Views: 1,426,866
Posted By elliebelly
Hi everyone! I'm Joyce. I do a lot of knitting...

Hi everyone! I'm Joyce.

I do a lot of knitting at ballet rehersals, carpool, and in meetings in my office, as well as late at night and over early morning coffee with my teens.

i'm elliebelly on...
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